RIP Stewart Craggs

September 3, 2019By cannonesqueAutobiography, Observations No Comments

When you were young, did you ever want to be “The Next” someone? Perhaps The Next JFK, or Elvis, or Sally Ride, or Abdul-Jabbar, or Jane Goodall, or Toni Morrison. Someone you had never met, but whose work you infinitely admired. Someone who you longed to meet and learn from. Someone of whom you believed … Read More

An Old Friend

August 17, 2016By cannonesqueAutobiography, Observations 3 Comments

You never know the impact you have on someone’s life.When I was in high school, I was very interested in genealogy. This was partly for religious reasons (I was Mormon), and partly due to my fascination with history, geography, and organizing data. My church building had one of the few genealogical research centers in that … Read More

Why We Pun — or, Why Not To Groan

August 8, 2016By cannonesqueObservations 4 Comments

“There are two kinds of jokes: those that make you laugh, and those that make you say ‘That’s funny’.” It’s an old truism, and only mildly accurate. I intend to argue here that there are many joke-related utterances which are exceptions, particularly my dear friends: puns. There is a pervasive misconception that the sole purpose of … Read More

Huzzah! It’s a blog!

June 27, 2016By cannonesqueObservations 9 Comments

And so I join the ranks of the vast millions who think that someone out there might be interested in what they have to say. I have for a decade or more considered creating a blog, held back by the notion that a blog should have a particular theme or subject matter linking its various articles. But in recent … Read More