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September

You are not crying in the wilderness

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Came home the other day to a letter. It was from a fan (and now a friend) I know from Twitter. We’d traded jokes and thoughts online, but only in the haphazard, passing way of Twitter and Facebook, part of … Continue reading

8
September

What it means to be a bully

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I posted earlier about my experience reading Dame Veronica Wedgwood’s The Thirty Years War. As the initial impetus to read it was Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay Wallenstein is Dead, I figured he was up next. I’ve been following Coates’ short work … Continue reading

26
August

Show AND Tell – Rules for Writing

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This blog has been a lot of personal ruminations and discussions of day job stuff lately, so I want to talk for a moment about writing craft. A lot of writing blogs are focused on discipline, inspiration and other tangentials, … Continue reading

22
August

For Ta-Nehisi Coates and the ghost of Veronica Wedgwood

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This one’s a little dark. Not a cry for help, just a reflection. At the recommendation of essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates, I went out and got myself a copy of Veronica Wedgwood’s The Thirty Years War. It’s the kind of narrative … Continue reading

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August

In which I solve all of the country’s cybersecurity problems in a single blog post

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Some of you know that I work in law enforcement in a cyber-related role. As such, I get particularly het up over issues of information security, which resulted in my rather candid indictment of Federal network defenders during the OPM … Continue reading