The Bike Ride

It was a typical summer mid-afternoon day in Oakland. The weather was typically moderate and the sky was typically large and beautiful and we were outside typically playing, running, laughing, arguing, and riding our bikes between games of street football, baseball, and roughhousing.

Technology Killed America

The promises were seductive. Promises of technological advances elicited awe and excitement from Americans still getting used to indoor plumbing, electricity, telephones, and televisions that transmitted a few stations and…