It’s a strange way to pay the bills. Writing up opinions and sending them to the audiences who are most likely to respond is easy enough. But having so many opinions — a new one every day — is hard work.
Many of my arguments are about odd, out-of-the-way topics. When I talk to my dad, my granddad, my cousin, I can’t talk about what I’ve worked on today. I have to have opinions that no one else has had first, which means the people outside those niches just don’t care.
I have to have opinions about obscurity itself. How oddball and unknown is too far to get paid? This week, I started with an opinion on Bitcoin — something I can’t talk about in most social circles — and ended with an opinion on Dogecoin — something that even the Bitcoin community finds a bit obscure.
Too obscure, perhaps, to paid for that particular argument.
A good perch
A different perspective
Farmers Market, a taste of local flavors.
Wealth in any community comes from its people and their efforts to beautify every member.
Rain's finally here again, after one of the hottest summers I've had in the city, a comfort of home.
...and this is how I found out Ornette Coleman has died...
We started the walk in bright sun and a light breeze. I convinced myself that the dark clouds in the distance were blowing away from us. I was wrong. Wet dog, wet human.
Graffiti and Ghost Signs