C.W. Gusewelle

A fossil’s intuition about the Internet: It’s hard to hack a phone book

It has always struck me as foolish, and potentially quite dangerous, to conduct discussions of any real importance on the Internet. Naturally this reticence brands me as a creature from another century. But I would suggest the revelation that hackers working on behalf of the so-called Islamic State group had breached the social media of the U.S. military’s Central Command validates my caution.

C.W. Gusewelle

The pen versus the sword versus the coffee

The terrible events in Paris in recent days have underscored, in a chilling way, the truth that journalists — especially those who deal in provocative and controversial opinions — can never be entirely sure what sort of fury might next come through the newsroom door.

C.W. Gusewelle

Let’s drink heartily from that cup of kindness

Certainly there are many unhappy people in this world — ones resentful of the fate that bad luck or poor choices have dealt them. One hears or reads about them every day. But all around us also are these others whose good nature and resourcefulness, though seldom properly celebrated, bring light and happiness to the troubled days of us all.

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