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Exercises in truth and disclosure

A Politics of Landmines and Partisans

A Politics of Landmines and Partisans

Politics is a field of landmines and partisans, especially for those near the halls of power. We often think of politics as being built on a series of binary choices: yes or no, for or against.  Positions become defensible only if you’re able to fully commit to it, and to many any commitment that falls […]

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The Cultural Memory of the Workplace

The Cultural Memory of the Workplace

Over these last couple of days, I’ve taken an interest in the case of Susan J. Fowler, the Uber site reliability engineer who left after a year at one of the world’s largest tech companies over sexual harassment concerns, and who has since written about it online. I think it’s great that we’re having a […]

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Welcome to Aletheia

Welcome to Aletheia

It’s been a very long time since I’ve actually maintained a blog.  My last serious exercise in maintaining one, in fact, was “Welcome to Sky Harbor” on LiveJournal, which I’ve maintained between 2006 and 2010. (If you’re intent on finding examples of my teenage angst, you’ll find it there.) Since then, I’ve considered a return […]

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