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Hey there, I’m Jason Clarke. I’m a family guy and writer interested in nature, travel, technology, and more.

You’ve found my website, which I’ve been publishing continually since May 2003. Here, I share occasional notes, blog posts, photos, and more about me. Take a look around and be in touch with any comments or feedback!

A bright pink flower in full bloom

Spring 2022

Latest Posts

  • The Netflix Stagnation is a Wake-Up Call for Netflix, Not Streaming

    What does The Netflix Stagnation mean for the world of streaming, and how can the OG platform revive its fate? Last week’s news that Netflix lost subscribers for the first quarter in ten years led to its stock dropping more than 25%, as well as a flurry of media coverage about how the streaming giant’s […]


  • Mainers – and our Government – Need to Do More To Uphold Tribal Rights

    The long record of tepid, if not downright shameful, support for Maine tribal rights continues. Maine’s tribal nations have less rights than national tribes due to a 1980 settlement that is part of a “history of fraud“, according to a recent government-issued report. In a sign of spring, two new bills offered in both the […]


  • In a Cup of Tea

    A poem about looking more deeply at a cup of tea


  • Between Two Parks – and Laundry Service to Boot: Memories of College Life in Boston

    I’m looking at the large pile of laundry decorating the floor of my son’s room. In a few short months, he’ll be away at college, unbound by my wife and I nudging him to throw in a load or two now and then. I don’t want to be a helicopter parent, but sometimes I fear […]


  • Yes, the Second Trump Impeachment is Divisive. But That Doesn’t Mean it’s Not Necessary.

    The assessment by Congressional Republicans (and some of the public) that this week’s historic second impeachment of President Trump is “divisive” isn’t entirely wrong. The action is literally divisive, in that it will cause Trump supporters to resent further punishment for their actions, which will manifest later when they have either justifiable or perceived “points” […]


  • The Time Has Come for Netflix Live

    Everything goes in cycles. The seasons, cultural trends, and basically every aspect of the internet rises and falls, with all that is old becoming new again (AskJeeves should be rebooted any day now). With that maxim in mind, I think it’s a perfect time for Netflix to keep ahead of its increasingly aggressive competition in […]


  • Radical Caring for Online News: A Call to Confront Two Disappointing Decades of Stagnation

    I’ve worked in the web since the summer of 2000, when I was paid $400 to build a site for a local farm (RIP, Microsoft FrontPage). Fast forward two decades to 2020, and I’m still waiting for online news to break free of stagnation and innovate to improve its delivery and experience for the good […]


  • Some favorite quotes – a running list

    Inspired by chatting in a work Slack channel, l’m taking my list of favorite quotes and making them public, starting with a couple that I think of often. Similar to my running list of comedians I’ve seen, I’ll try to remember to keep this updated as I add new ones to the list. For now, […]