Monthly Archives: September 2011

Disconnected

After just getting through talking with you about the take-over of technology in our lives, I had an ironic experience that both lent credence and uncovered surprising realities to that thought.

Over the last day or so, my internet connection … Read the rest

Learning curve

I have mentioned a few times throughout this blog that I’m not under any illusions about how smart I am (in fact, in the post “I’m not smart”, I tried to explain why other people think I’m smart).  It’s not … Read the rest

What the hack is going on?

Yesterday I woke up to a surprise when I clicked over to my website.  Instead of my familiar home page (with my nice new book trailer; hope you enjoyed it), there was a strange black page with red type proclaiming … Read the rest

Rats!

I’m a big fan of Peanuts as you know (and if you don’t, scout up the post “Genius”), so I happily use Charlie Brown’s exclamation of dismay quite often.  It makes a non-vulgar substitute after mistakes in some highly charged … Read the rest

It’s not science fiction anymore

There’s a long-standing science fiction plot that revolves around machines taking over for humans.  Sometimes it’s benevolent; sometimes not so much.  My most recent exposure to this theme was in the enjoyable animated movie Wall-E (yes, that was some time … Read the rest

Who names this stuff?

I was driving to the beach the other day…well, that’s not entirely accurate…I was sitting in my car in traffic the other day and I was once again reminded that the world is run by mysterious people bent on confusing … Read the rest

Have bike will tour

Preparations, preparations, preparations.

With the big D.C. road trip now less than a month away, details are firming up about times, dates and escapades.  One of the recent suggestions by my hosts up north was a tour around town via … Read the rest

Living in poverty

What a surprise I received this morning while reading the newspaper…I am living in poverty!

This is not to make light of the very real problems people are facing right now amidst a prolonged economic downturn.  I’ll speak more on … Read the rest

Of tributes and terror

The tenth anniversary of 9/11, combined with a letter I was writing to someone in Japan and my impending trip to Washington D.C., got me thinking about the nature of tributes and a bit of the history of human tragedy.… Read the rest

Prepare for the worst

The excitement and anticipation of my upcoming road trip to Washington D.C. and various places in between is increasing steadily as the time draws nearer to departure.  Of course, this also means going through the extra preparations that are only … Read the rest