Monday, January 2, 2012

Star Wars Sword Master Dies

Star Wars sword-fight master Bob Anderson dies at 89

Saturday, December 31, 2011


Snowbound, with a wealth of personalities :

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Media Sexism, Overlooked in Media Inquiry

Leveson inquiry should address media sexism, women's groups demand

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Steve Jobs, one of the last great showmen of American Business
Steve Jobs died today. I can't believe it. I feel so sad right now. What he gave to the world and consumers of technology in particular is truly immeasurable. I remember buying my first Mac, one of the first Titanium PowerBooks, nearly a decade ago. Right away, you were made to feel like you were part of something special. You were made to feel that you had joined a creative community of writers, artists, graphic designers and others whose work was made a lot easier by the fact we were using technology that just let us work without the usual distractions and frustrations associated with Windows at the turn of the millennium.

As a consumer, he always seemed to have our interests at heart with amazing innovations like the iTunes store. I mean who could imagine buying an album for $9.99 or a song for $.99 a pop before 2003? Certainly not me. I can remember gathering at the Apple Store in Albany, NY that year for the big announcement, where you could watch a video stream right there in the store. I can't remember doing anything like that at any other retail establishment, before or since.

No one brought the kind of excitement to the field of technology that he did. I know I'm rambling right now, so I'll stop here. We lost a huge force for good in the world of technology today, a world that will never be the same because of it.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Another 4 Star Review for The Abattoir (An Ellie Danson Mystery)

Lindsay Horne 
The Abattoir received another 4-star review this week from Lindsay Horne, whose blog, Everyday is an Adventure is one of the most thoughtful book blogs that I have seen so far. I hope that you will check it out for yourself and see all of the interesting reviews of books in a wide-range of genres that she has posted to the site. She reviews, young adult, fantasy, mystery and a host of others. I enjoy reading it often and I'm sure that you will too.