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🎧 New podcast episode!

All about my latest journey into the world of microblogging, the problems of live news analysis and skewed U.S. election coverage, the wild cultish world of Wild Wild Country, social media’s effect on depression, and more:

jaredwhite.com/podcast/18/

I've really come to love the new gestures for iPad in iOS 12 that are similar iPhone X…so much so that now my iPhone 7 feels incredibly antiquated. I don't want to upgrade my iPhone right now, but these old gestures are driving me bonkers! 😬

🎧 New podcast episode!

All about my latest journey into the world of microblogging, the problems of live news analysis and skewed U.S. election coverage, the wild cultish world of Wild Wild Country, social media’s effect on depression, and more:

jaredwhite.com/podcast/18/

I finally got around to watching Netflix' much-hyped documentary Wild Wild Country. Actually I binge-watched all six episodes because it was one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever seen in my life. Wow! I have so many thoughts. Might need to write a longer essay soon once I’ve processed it more. ‪(Personal aside: prior to getting married, both my wife and I were in religous cults…no, not the same ones! So any time I watch a documentary about any sort of cult, it hits home hard.)

Whether or not you believe in a “blue wave” last week, it’s clear that the rhetoric on both sides during the early election results failed to provide any meaningful coverage of what was really going on among the electorate. It’s looking like it’ll take weeks, if not months, to gain a clear picture of what this election means for U.S. politics going forward. /2

I think reasonable people on all sides of the political spectrum can agree on one thing: political news coverage—especially on television—is heavily skewed towards sensationalism and knee-jerk reactions instead of deep analysis and factual reporting. /1 vox.com/policy-and-politics/20

Stan Lee has died today. 95 years old. I never got into comic books at a kid, and for whatever reason, I’m still not a consumer of that medium—however, I’m absolutely hooked on comic book-based movies and TV shows. I love all the MCU movies, especially over the last 4 years. I love the Marvel shows on Netflix. I love Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Plus all the “Arrowverse” DC-based shows on The CW.) So the news of Stan’s passing hits me hard. What an incredible legacy of storytelling he leaves with us.

I never post close-up pictures of my daughter online, but since she's hiding behind her toy doggie here, you get a treat. Me = proud dad of a 7 year old girly girl. 🥰

I’ve decided (for the umpteenth time!) to resume daily microblogging. The plan is to post to my website (jaredwhite.com) once a day and syndicate to Birdsite and here on Mastodon. I’ve really been enjoying other daily bloggers such as Seth Godin and Dave Winer for a while now, plus the folks I follow on Birdsite who essentially use that platform for blogging. To aid me in this quest, I’m using Things to remind me every day at 11am Pacific to post something. We’ll see how it goes. 😃

I never post close-up pictures of my daughter online, but since she's hiding behind her toy doggie here, you get a treat. Me = proud dad of a 7 year old girly girl. 🥰

As a former resident of California, I thought you'd have to travel to the east coast to see fall color like this. Now living in Oregon, the most incredible scenery is right outside my door. I seem to catch my breath at least once every day!

Do you ever feel like a failure? Ever worry you're not measuring up, that "they" are always more successful than you are? Maybe the issue isn't that you're actually a failure, but you're struggling with the *emotions* of failure, and that is something we can work with! youtube.com/watch?v=qKoiKiqrlf

“To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.” –Auguste Rodin

Some places that's a challenging proposition, but here in Oregon it's not hard to find beauty at every turn!

Yesterday was just one of those days…didn't feel like doing much of anything. Took an afternoon nap. Watched too much Netflix. Went to bed gloomy. 😑

I'm hoping all that extra sleep paid off and I feel chipper today! Hard to tell yet, I'm still waking up. 😋

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