New Year’s resolution: sweat the small stuff.

This goes against traditional advice, but I don’t mean it in the traditional way. What I mean to say is; screw the big picture. The big picture, the worldwide stage, the national stage, is always a downer. It doesn’t change. Corporate and government greed. Lousy economies and violence. General bullp*ss.When was the last time you  turned on the news and saw something that you smile? How about the last time you opened the newspaper? How about the radio?

I originally wanted to do a story on what I wanted to see more of in 2013 in government. In worldwide affairs. In national affairs. I couldn’t think of anything. I couldn’t think of anything unless I thought of it in the context of what I wanted to see less of. There’s not a whole lot of good going on out there on a grand scale. There are, however, lots of little things going on out there. Little things were all I could think of.  I’d love to see more of these little things. Little things like volunteers helping hurricane victims. Little things like Internet charities that raise money in the name of small, colorful horses.   I’d love to see more people saving puppies.

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Celebrating the New Year at the Wrist Violin Theater*

2011 has the distinction of being one of my least favorite years ever. It started out on a down note, coasted through the summer, and ended up in a ditch. It also has the distinction of being the first year I’ve ever finished out doubting things will ever get better; globally or locally. Yup, it’s been a pretty lousy year, and I’m thinking the next one will be too. It is, after all, an election year.

So, without further ado (not adieu), tonight’s Wrist Violin Theater*.

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Maybe the Internet isn’t completely full of troglodytes.

I often write about how depraved the Internet is. It is because the Internet is a depraved place full of savages. However, people sometimes use the Internet to do good things. It probably happens more often than I would like to admit for the sake of my hilarious (to me) opinion of the Internet.  Take the Humble Indie Bundle, for example.

What is the Humble Indie Bundle? It is apparently a package of independently developed games sold by Humble Bundle; INC, DRM free for whatever you feel like paying. These games are usually popular indie productions, such as Super Meat Boy, Gratuitous Space Battle, and Cave Story (all found in this year’s Humble Bundle). Much of the money goes to charity. In the case of this year’s bundle, the receiving philanthropies are the American Red Cross and Child’s Play.

For those of you who don’t know what Child’s Play is, check out the link. It is pretty bad-ass.

Some of the money goes to the games developers, and a few bits go to Humble Bundle; INC too. I believe you can even choose how much of your donation goes where.

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