Meet the Rat

Humans: meet “The Rat,” my home-built robot journalist experiment. Only a little larger than a coffee cup, The Rat can go where people can’t and capture images from a perspective people can’t. The Rat is remote controlled, equipped with an iPhone (also remote controlled) and has room to add other capabilities like heat sensors, a […]

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PyeongChang’s Most Korean Moment

So this morning, the most Korean moment of the Olympics took place. It’s worth watching and learning, even if you skipped the games this year. 29-year-old Seung-hoon Lee won gold in the men’s speed skating mass start (a strange and technical event, by the way). Normally, the winner skates over to their team box, to […]

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Goodbye and Hello

So. 2016. Here we are. I’m more than aware of the world events to which you played host. I’ve heard credit given you for calamities faced by the famous. Worst ever? Hardly. Truth is, I don’t care about those things as much as I hear I’m supposed to. See, unlike the others, you made it […]

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Election 2016 – Last chance to influence my choice.

Only time I’m going to open this can of worms: Scenario –  I’m voting for Hillary because I think she’ll do a good job and believe she has the requisite knowledge and skills to run the executive branch of government. Not voting for Donald Trump because I don’t think he’ll do a good job, lacks […]

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Test Complete

During the month of October, I set up Facebook Instant articles on this blog and tested it as part of a “try one innovation per month” process I started over the summer. Experiment Done. Thanks to those of you who followed along. I’ll continue to post occasionally, but don’t hold your breath. If you’re mainly […]

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Southerners. A love story.

Greenville, South Carolina I often think about this place. As an adult, I’m a traveler, a New Yorker, an Arizonan, and amateur Bostonian. But I grew up here. There’s a lot of misunderstanding about people in various corners of the country these days, but about the south. Lately, on the news we’ve seen the worst […]

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Sound Familiar?

[repost from July 22, 2016] Hey Kids!  Ever wanted your own army of automatons who willingly do your bidding? It’s fun and easy! And now you can create your own mindless mob at home with: ***Bobby Bee’s Make-’em-Yourself Automaton Army kit!*** Step 1: Rent a really, really big room. The bigger the better. Step 2: […]

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Twitter Love – A Guest Post

I’m promoting a comment on my Twitter post to a guest post. The below submitted by Lori Ramey. I’m not here to defend Twitter; if it went away I wouldn’t really mourn, though there’s nothing quite like watching America watch something together on television via Twitter timeline. It has made the Oscars bearable (though I still […]

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Things I Hope Americans will not Forget

[repeat from August 20, 2016] Things I hope Americans will not completely forget: – The sound of a genuine and specific apology – That an apology doesn’t erase consequences – The basics of our system of government – That tough choices in the short term are a part of long term success – The sound […]

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