The Newspaper Business in the Age of Digital Media, Part 1

Who still reads the local newspaper or any newspaper for news these days? I recently saw an ad for a position at the local alternative paper looking for a digital content coordinator, essentially to help the paper “develop and define the publication’s digital presence across a variety of platforms.” In the early 1990s I interned as a Fact-Checker for the Los Angeles alternative paper just … Continue reading The Newspaper Business in the Age of Digital Media, Part 1

Saving History: Rescued Film Project & 31-WWII Rolls of Film

I was just writing an article about something that happened eight-years ago like it was ancient history and decided to pull up and post images from that event. Then I stumbled into this article by Michael Zhang on the PetaPixel Facebook page about someone who was using his old-school photo developing skills and digital technology to rescue 31-rolls of undeveloped film that dates back to … Continue reading Saving History: Rescued Film Project & 31-WWII Rolls of Film

Witnessing History: The Best Steve Jobs Keynote

Just over eight-years ago I was in the auditorium on January 9, 2007 and witnessed history when Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world. It seems weird that this happened only eight-years ago, and at the same time hard to appreciate how the technology world really changed after that keynote. Apple was a sliver of the computer market with less than 10-percent of the … Continue reading Witnessing History: The Best Steve Jobs Keynote

Where Do You Get Your News?

Hey Online Friends, I’m doing an informal survey about where we’re getting our news these days. I’m looking at re-engaging my former journalism-ways, but want to take the pulse of my social network friends on where you get your news. Thanks in advance. How often do you read a newspaper? A. Daily/Paper B. Daily/electronic (web/ipad/kindle) C. Weekly (Sundays)/paper D. Weekly (Sundays)/electronic (web/ipad/kindle) E. When the pile … Continue reading Where Do You Get Your News?

Better Than This…

This video reminds me of the sense exploration that I grew up with during the Apollo era of the 1960s and 70s. It caused me to remember the good that we’re capable of when we lift our sights above the small minded fighting over or denying others things that aren’t ours to claim. Tomorrow I will have the privilege to join others for a #NASASocial gathering at … Continue reading Better Than This…

Is Cyber-Monday Still A Thing?

I don’t know if you’re more motivated to shop because of all the noise on TV and made by annoying friends with blogs (sorry about that)… but I know that I have to stop myself sometimes because there are things that I’ve been thinking of getting for myself or as gifts that I put put off that suddenly becomes very important this time of year. Consumerism … Continue reading Is Cyber-Monday Still A Thing?

Reminder For Those Shopping From Home

Hope y’all are enjoying Black Friday from the comfort of your home. Just a reminder for those of you doing your holiday shopping at Amazon.com, if you’d kindly begin your search with one of the links below it’ll help moi while I continue my “Next Chapter” of my career. Besides my good friend, Tom Lucas’ latest book, this list was inspired by podcasters or those … Continue reading Reminder For Those Shopping From Home

Helpin’ a Brother Out

Recent events have reminded me of the John Lennon quote, “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” I came out to Florida in 2008 because it was an opportunity to put all the things I’d learned at that point into practice and to step up my potential teaching influence. Now I’ve been given another opportunity to consider where next to share this … Continue reading Helpin’ a Brother Out

Don’t Leave Your Wallet with St. Vincent

I’ve had a bad habit of watching any movie with Bill Murray in it. There have been more than a few clunkers, but what the hell, it’s Bill Murray. With this latest film, St. Vincent, let’s just say that most of those sitting around me continued to sit through the credits just because it featured five-plus minutes of Bill Murray being Bill Murray; it’s that … Continue reading Don’t Leave Your Wallet with St. Vincent