Civic Geek: The NRA’s problems and the future

(This column is posted at and Steve’s Tumblr) The Parkland student-inspired MarchForLife protests have certainly had an impact. The NRA’s image is obviously tarnished and American opinions on guns have changed. Those bodes ill for the NRA – but also gives … Continue reading

Activities For The Civic Geek: Citizen Science

Citizen Science is the idea that we, as citizens, can and should be involved in scientific pursuits, research, and promotion.  It’s a profound idea mixing civic involvement, science, and of course pure geekery. “Citizen Science” is a lovely term for people … Continue reading

Activities For the Civic Geek: Diversity In Geekdom

Geekdom is about enthusiasm, intelligent, and imagination.  Those things are better when we have a broad community that supports different people – and it’s the right thing to do. Geekdom, that grand celebration of enthusiasm and brains and inspiration, is … Continue reading