Category: About Me

  • What I’ve learned over the past year

    A friend asked me this last night and my unprepared answer was all over the place, but I think in retrospect there was a theme. I was aware that being a parent changes the brain in the abstract. I was unprepared for the experience for how hard it hits. Think the stepson being only a […]

  • New Blog Project

    In sharing stuff on Twitter and Facebook, I feel like I could be writing more instead of just sharing a quote. That is where the blog comes in, but I also feel like RRRv4 is all over the place. So, I started a new one: Polymath Parent. Some self-imposed rules: Semi-anonymous: I’m not going to […]

  • On This Day & Friendship

    When I look through Facebook’s On This Day feature, sometimes I am startled to see that someone I expected to like a specific post did not. This reminded me that what I post often is targeted. There are a handful of people who I know follow my posts and will appreciate them. Friends are people […]

  • False Memories

    Apparently, I never posted about my complaint that one cannot replace a compromised Social Security Number the same as you can a bank card. I was sure I had written about it. One possibility is that I did write something, but I deleted the draft without posting. About two-thirds of what I write suffers that […]

  • arzE

    Ezra is a weird name. Reversing the letters does not really make it more or less weird. Ezra vs Arze There is a famous musician named Ezra Koenig (from Vampire Weekend). His Twitter account is @arzE. His use of this name suggests to me he did the same thing as me, possibly also in his teens, […]

  • Becoming Ununique

    Growing up my names were strongly identifying. If someone learned of my first or last name, there was a fair chance they knew of me. Almost no one else around was named Ezra. In college, there was a guy whose last name was “Esra” that caused a bit of confusion. But, all I had to […]

  • ITS Spotlight Article

    A Georgia native, Ezra graduated from Valdosta State University (VSU) with a BS in Psychology. While an undergraduate student, he worked at VSU’s Odum library until his last term when the Information Technology department hired him as a Cooperative Education student for the Campus Webmaster. Writing code and solving problems banished his thoughts of a career […]

  • Reverse Passing

    Passing is a term for a person with both black and white ancestors who encourages others to think he or she is white. I recall a blonde woman talking about her father having told people he was Greek in order to pass. Has anyone really seen members of the black community excluding people who admit […]

  • Legacy of A Name

    There is a legacy of my name most people may not be aware. Ezra the Scribe made all the men of Israel send their foreign wives back to Persia. See, the people had been living in Babylon in Persia (now Iraq). Cyrus, founder of the Persian Empire, allowed them to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem […]

  • Trash the Memories

    Been paying attention to the Backupify blog. Let’s disregard the distressing idea someone would bother to tweet during his (probably not her) wedding. Show me someone who can’t use Twitter. Probably from their mobile phone. Possibly while getting married…. After all, you wouldn’t want to permanently lose your wedding photos. Why wouldn’t the same logic apply to […]