Denver, October 2016

Liz presented at the AMWA conference, so I tagged along and cavorted at will. From the mental grab-bag:

Who’s Working for Who?

I traveled with Liz to Denver CO for a days while she attended a conference and I cavorted. For this brief trip, I carried a Chromebook, a Kindle Paperwhite, an iPod Touch 5g, a retro Tracfone-powered flip phone, a digital camera, multiple chargers, and 2 paperbacks. This agglomeration of tech accumulated bit by bit over […]

Google Me This: “The Lost Art of *”

I was cleaning out my Evernote inbox and saw two topics side by side: “The Lost Art of Memorizing Poetry” and the “The Lost Art of Illustrating Your Favorite Books.” How many Lost Arts could there be? Are they really lost, were they superseded, or are they underground? Have the practitioners and teachers died out? […]

From the NC State Fair Food Labs

From a GO magazine article on what to expect at this year’s state fairs in the Carolinas: North Carolina’s lineup never fails with offerings like Fry Me to the Moon — a deep-fried chocolate Moon Pie stuffed with Ho Hos, peanut butter cups, and Oreos, topped with cream cheese, chocolate syrup, and powdered sugar. Need […]


Another death. Another killing. Another explosion. Another shooting. Another outrage perpetrated by those in power on those with none. Another set of babble and bile from the privileged talking heads. Another day of confused thoughts and feelings no one knows what to do with. I dread hearing the word “another.”