Social Media

I'm not a scruffy hermit living in the mountains of Ohio and seeking enlightenment and/or prepping for a secular or spiritual Armageddon of one sort or another.

I'm a member of a freakishly large household and a member in good standing (more or less) of three large extended families (mine, my late wife's, and my stepdaughter's family).

I'm not afraid to talk to people and I'm reasonably sociable and articulate when I do so.


I'm no social media maven, nor am I am ever likely to be, but I make no judgments (well, mostly). I believe smartphone addiction is a real thing, and not a good thing. But, far be it from me to sit in judgment on any given individual for any given thing that doesn't harm others (well, mostly). 

However, far be it from me to refrain from making relatively gentle (usually) fun of any given individual for any given thing that doesn't harm others. I expect the same in return. 

Notable exception: individuals who insist on speaking on cell phones, whenever and wherever they happen to be, completely oblivious to the fact they have to share the playground with the other H. sapiens.

We shouldn't judge them, we should tase them.

If you would like to like or follow me, far be it from me to stand in your way.

There's a Flyoverland Crank Facebook page that I use to announce whenever I have a new column available. Normally (poop happens) I publish a new column every Saturday evening at 7:11 (PM & ET). 

I also like to post things there that I find interesting. Facebook is particularly handy for sharing shtuff from the Wall Street Journal, my personal paper of record. It lives behind a highly fortified paywall but allows the posting of individual articles and opinion pieces on social media.

Cranky don't tweet.