Going obsolete - or maybe going backwards. I miss telephones on which you could be sure you had a connection that wouldn't drop randomly and on which you could actually hear what someone said to you and know they could hear you, too. "Can you hear me? Hello? Are you still there?" It's like 1915 … Continue reading CAN YOU HEAR ME? ARE YOU THERE?
Going Obsolete Of the technologies that have become extinct in your lifetime, which do you miss most? I was declared obsolete about 6 years ago. I had been getting progressively less relevant for quite a while, but after the dot coms went down in flames, the high-tech world changed dramatically. Venture capital disappeared and with it, the exciting … Continue reading OBSOLETE? I THINK YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT ME!
Spring! Just when I was ready to give up ... This morning the sun came out. Two tulips actually bloomed and the Mayflowers are all over the grounds. Ours are blue, but they sometimes are pink or white. They grow everywhere and are the state flower of Massachusetts. It's not much of a garden this … Continue reading SPRING HAS SPRUNG! BOING, BOING!
To say I've spent the better part of a lifetime chasing the light sounds philosophical. Perhaps, on some level, it is because I've done my share of looking for truth. Occasionally, I've even found a bit of it. More often, I've been chasing light with a camera, shooting up, up, up into the trees, looking for a perfect ray … Continue reading SEEKING LIGHT
The Scopes Trial, officially The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and typically referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was a famous trial in 1925. In it, a substitute high school teacher -- John Scopes -- was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school. The trial was deliberately … Continue reading INHERIT THE WIND AND THE SCOPES TRIAL