Social Media Should Be About Conversation

On my 46th birthday I received more than 100 birthday wishes and greetings. Birthdays 45, 44 and I think 43 were like that too. Heck, I am fairly certain that 42 and 41 were as well. They came from a wide swath of friends and family, many of whom don’t require Facebook’s assistance to remember […]

What Tools Do You Need to Fight A Hippo?

Some men write about chasing and or catching dragons and others wonder what sort of tools one might use to fight a hippopotamus. I am not talking about the one from the children’s game but the real thing. You know the beast that National Geographic says can live around 40 years and weigh as much […]

Everyone Knows Better Than You Do

Earlier this week I read an article about a university professor who was attacked for things they said on their private Facebook page. The commentary in question was almost two years old and was only discovered because someone went digging through the offenders Facebook updates. I can’t tell you what prompted the research. Can’t say […]

The Power Of Pictures & Video

If you have never seen something so breathtakingly beautiful it rendered you speechless you need to put down your phone and or push yourself away from the computer and go outside. That is not hyperbole because I know not just from personal experience but from the tales and stories other people tell there are places […]

Maybe It’s The Secret Ingredient

The joy of middle school might lie somewhere between the craziness that comes with the onset of puberty and hormones that turn half or more of the kids into crazy people who don’t know if they are coming or going. Add in interactions with other students, teachers, parents, homework and life in general and things […]

The Way Things Were Meets How They Are

My friend Kristen’s post about the best sing along songs of all time is partially to blame for what you are about to read. It would be more accurate to say I had intended to spend some time organizing digital pictures so that I could make sure I have backed up precious memories and ended […]

The Night Technology Killed Christmas Traditions

Most years no one asks the Jewish guy about Christmas traditions because no one expects us to haven one. I am good with that. I wouldn’t think to ask a priest/reverend/pastor or imam what they do on Jewish holidays either but then again you don’t find the majority of people and business in the US […]

Are You Asking The Right Questions?

Sometimes when I listen to my daughter and hear my middle sister speaking. She tells me she hates reading because she doesn’t like being told that she needs to do it and says history is a waste of time. When I explain to her why I disagree and encourage her not to argue with me […]