Double rainbow …
Mar29

Double rainbow …

… just because. Updated at 1:54 pm with better pano

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Another archive post ….
Mar07

Another archive post ….

These are all of my Newsvine posts — January 2006, while it was still beta, to December 2012. (I really used to write A Lot!) 2012 Community-based citizen journalist coverage… Guest post: Joseph Kony is not in Uganda (and other complicated things) | FP Passport Komen CEO Compensation Tweet Rings False Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. YouTube Politics: Will You Be At Obama’s Google+ Hangout Monday?...

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SuperBowl Trivia (Go Hawks!)
Feb02

SuperBowl Trivia (Go Hawks!)

After tonight’s epic Seahawks win, we wondered which team had played in the most SuperBowls. First thought (reflecting our age): Cowboys or Steelers. Yup. Trivia to know and tell: Eight appearances: Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers (#1) Seven appearances: Denver Broncos and New England Patriots (#2) Six wins: Pittsburgh Steelers (#1) Five wins: Dallas Cowboys (#2) Five losses: Denver Broncos (#1) Four losses: Buffalo...

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Carnival of Journalism: Write a letter to yourself
Dec21

Carnival of Journalism: Write a letter to yourself

The Carnival of Journalism is back and reflection is our end-of-the-year task. Soon after I finished graduate school, one of my best friends married Dennis Hayes, whose modem became the de facto get-on-the-Internet protocol during the 1980s. I can remember laughing while drinking beer and debating science fiction authors/stories with Dennis. But I didn’t foresee the massive disruptive innovation that was nascent, despite having...

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Playing with fire: setting up a clay chimenea
Dec06

Playing with fire: setting up a clay chimenea

I bought a clay chimenea at Home Depot during one of the end-of-summer sales. In reading the comments before making the purchase, I learned a lot about curing the chimenea; fortunately, I remembered this because the included instructions say nada. What is a chimenea, you ask? It is a freestanding outdoor fireplace shaped like an upside-down lightbulb; typically they are made of clay. However, you can also buy one made of cast iron or...

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