My First Week Without Facebook (#DeleteFacebook)

One week ago today I deleted my Facebook account as a gift to myself. I must be honest and say I was a bit apprehensive about going through with deleting my account—permanently deleting my account. I had been building up to the idea for months. So I’ve had 2 questions about it. 1. How did you go about doing it?… Continue reading

Love Is Love: In a Heartbeat

With over 22,000,000 views in just one week, this little animated short by computer animation students, Esteban Bravo and Beth David, has taken the internet by storm. The young creators of the project said they wanted to challenge the notion that LGBT content is not suitable or appropriate for young audiences. The short film was their animation thesis. They sought… Continue reading

Random Encounter on Thanksgiving Day

He was standing, lit by the golden sun setting over the ocean, atop the ledge next to the wooden stairs down to the ocean beach. He held a sheathed, sword-like baton that he withdrew with a practiced arc, opening the dripping baton to catch the gentle ocean breeze, forming a large bubble. As the giant bubble was born, he blew… Continue reading

Replay: The Week in Review

Really enjoy the Replay iOS app, which makes creating a video from your media crazy simple. I blogged previously about the app at this link. The video below is comprised of photos and video shot on my phone over the past week. It features an appearance by Conrad the Kat on his birthday, my Halloween selfie (nothing special), the new… Continue reading

The Truth vs. The Urban Legend

This happened about 20 years ago, and I am fascinated by the difference between what I thought was true and what the facts seem to be nearly 20 years later. Here’s what the media conveyed to me: A woman drove up to the McDonald’s drive through, bought coffee, put it in her lap, spilled it on herself while driving off,… Continue reading

Hwy 1: Northern Explorations

Friday evening, after Steve got off work, we headed out for an adventure. First stop: Bodega Bay. Lovely evening. Very nice lodge. First thing the next morning, after breakfast and a quick photo or two with the iPhone, we started up Hwy 1 along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. I just don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this… Continue reading

Snews You Can Use

Well, I’ve completely revamped the navigation system for my entire media collection at TimTyson.us. It has taken a couple of weeks, but I think it’s ready for its official debut! So here are two links: one to the navigation system designed for handheld devices:   And the other navigation system designed for laptop and desktop computers:   Both provide access… Continue reading

She Nailed It!

Last night I wrote a post, “Christian Taliban?” that had been burning in my thinking. I couldn’t decide if I should write it or not. Finally I decided to commit it to writing. The movement of the spheres? This morning I see a link from a friend, thanks James! The TED talk by Lesley Hazleton, included at the end of… Continue reading