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NewFish contains my commentary and random thoughts about music, counter-culture, technology, faith, wretched excess, art, questionable government, and the ultimate interconnectivity of all things.
NewFish: Providing mediocre blogging since 2005!
- Dogs understand praise the same way humans do.
- Could America split up?
- Why Is Bob Ross Still So Popular?
- A Clue to Van Gogh’s Final Days Is Found in His Last Painting
- 21 Cool Websites to Look at When Bored
- This simple explainer tackles the complexity of quantum computing
- How Stupid Are Dogs, Really?
- The Emptiness and Inertia of ‘Having Conversations’
- Split societies, global chaos and World War Three: Heading into the most tumultuous era in modern history
- Astrophysicists unveil biggest-ever 3D map of Universe
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Category Archives: Mileposts
Ada Palmer — novelist, singer, historian — just dropped a 10,000 word essay on the nature of progress and historical change that has provided some of the most significant perspective on our own strange moment that I’ve yet to read … Continue reading
I’ve recently pulled in most of the original HTML-coded content posted between 2004-2007 on my NewFish blog. Many JPGs are missing, and likely gone for good. Is it possible that content disappears on the WWW? I don’t really believe that–but some posts … Continue reading
Frank Zappa’s Widow Gail Zappa Dead at 70 Gail Zappa, wife of Frank Zappa and executrix of the Zappa Family Trust, has died. She was 70. A cause of death has not been revealed, though TMZ reported she had had a long battle with … Continue reading
Oh no! Sad news… I was first exposed to his incredible finger style work while at Concordia in the early ’80s. We’d pass well worn cassettes of his music back and forth between us cool cats. I’d never heard the … Continue reading
Happy New Year! My own 2014 highlight reel will be categorized under “change” — including renovations, moving, and settling — in physical, spiritual, and emotional terms. All good! If you’re reading this, then I’m blessed to have you in my … Continue reading
This Easter weekend, I am reminded of the indelible evidence of God’s love for all of us — His fragile creatures — and the promise, and joy-in-fact of Grace, renewal, and redemption. This is evident to me in what may … Continue reading
Good luck to all my friends running in the Montreal Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon today. You are better men and women than I! Wishing you tailwinds always! I am very proud of my brother who is running his first full … Continue reading
R.I.P. Uncle Carol Taylor. You lived an interesting life, and inspired me to approach technical problems with curiosity and inventiveness. I will always remember the crystal radio set you patiently helped me build as a wee guy in the 60’s, … Continue reading
Samantha Carter is an extraordinary dog, who continues to delight and amaze us all by simply “being”. She is not particularly bright, nor has she ever been particularly affectionate or obedient. However, she has an uncanny power of being able … Continue reading
Has it been 6 months already? Goodness — it’s true that time flies when you’re having fun! I’m going to change things up a little; posting less frequently and writing more about my work, my music, and other interests — … Continue reading
We enjoy doing traditional things differently, and our Christmas tree is no exception! Check out our Norfolk pine, decked out for the season: Posted* Mon Dec 26th 2005
Birthday. Posted Wed Jul 12th, 2006
It may be time to take a break from posting for a few days, so that I can give some thought towards re-tooling this ‘blog. Back soon! Posted Thu Jun 1st, 2006
See previous entry: Patrick Posted Fri Mar 17th, 2006