Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.
Preface to all eight parts: This year was an extraordinary one for the world and an amazing one for Slope. Our user base has grown, our site has dozens more features, and we are poised for a great 2021, which will be our sixteenth year in business. Out of the thousands of posts this year, we have picked some we believe you will enjoy re-reading the most. That’s it, folks! We’re done with the best-of-2020! YAYYYYYYYYYYYY.
I find the diagram below to be fascinating. It shows the various news stories as they progressed through the year. I remember like it was yesterday – – although it feels like twenty years ago – – being on an airport bus after dropping off my rental car, hearing about the killing of General Qasem Soleimani. Boy, did that news get old fast! What I find especially interesting is to take note as to how some stories persist (“absentee ballot”) whereas others burst on the scene and disappear just as quickly (“murder hornet”).
Well, I didn’t want to do it, but there’s no way I could leave the First Part of my S&L video without a conclusion. I just couldn’t. So I gritted my teeth and spent an ungodly amount of time on this labor of love. I hope you enjoy it: