Why I’ve Decided It’s Time to Go

About 15 years ago, I was invited to speak to graduate students at Emory University and at Kennesaw State University (then Kennesaw College) about technology innovation. At the time, I was a huge advocate for exploring how technology could advance education. And while I had some significant concerns about technology, those took a rather distant backseat to the exciting potential… Continue reading

Occupied (Norwegian TV Series and beyond…)

TV Series If you haven’t watched Occupied (Season one is on Netflix.), you are missing a great Norwegian TV series! In the storyline, Norway has invented an abundant, clean, renewable energy source they are willing to share freely with the world. So, as responsible world citizens, they stopped their oil production. Russia, determined to have the European Union dependent on… Continue reading

The New Patriotism

My post is not intended to anger anybody. I’m the one who is angry. I literally grow angrier every week. In this post I share my perspective: some of what makes me angry. You see, I sense the careful crafting of a new idea I’m calling The New Patriotism. The New Patriotism is being born as our democracy, our representative… Continue reading

Greece/Denmark: Day Eight — Travel Day: Athens to Copenhagen

The flight out to Copenhagen leaves late this afternoon; so, we have the morning to enjoy Athens and decided to walk to the Acropolis museum. Somehow the elevator in the hotel took us to -1 instead of the main floor for breakfast. When the door opened I saw a dozen Greek girls all dressed identically, with the same hair style,… Continue reading

Russian Drivers

When I was in Moscow, I was terrified! I even blogged about it at the time. The Russians drive like flaming bats out of hell!! In Moscow they were driving on the sidewalks, on the shoulders of the roads (no matter the potholes the size of trucks), any where they could fit and as fast as they could drive. The… Continue reading

Creative Genius: Vlad Gerasimov

For years now, I have been a huge fan of Vlad Gerasimov’s work at Vladstudio, @vladstudio, where this Russian digital artist shares desktop designs, e-cards, apps and games, and much more that are brilliantly creative and beautiful.  He provides each of his nearly 700 desktops in virtually every imaginable size one would ever need (over 60!!), for single monitors, double… Continue reading

My Cab Driver

A few weeks ago I was in Saratoga, NY.  I had landed in Albany and took a cab to the wonderful inn in which I staid.  My cab driver was a young man from Afghanistan, of all places.  We had an interesting conversation about the whole Afghanistan mess. He echoed what I had heard in the news:  that suitcases literally… Continue reading

Vietnam: Day Two – My Life Is Quirky That Way…

Back in July of 2006, I escaped the craziness of the hustle, bustle, and heat of Atlanta, Georgia, to head for the Arctic Circle, to walk on a glacier in Trømso, Norway. During my first meal that far north on our planet, I heard Ray Charles singing, “Georgia On My Mind.” I was horrified. I had travelled thousands of miles… Continue reading

Day 1: Moscow

Even in the cold pouring rain, for which, despite all of my planning, I was ill equipped (think hobbling around with a cold, wet sock on my foot with a broken toe in an exposed surgical shoe), Moscow is a beautiful city. I didn’t realize this city, like many of the other great cities of the world, has a river… Continue reading

Awesome Photos!

Yuri V. Takhteyev Yuri was born in Vladivostok, Russia. He majored in Symbolic Systems at Stanford. On his website he states that, in his present degree work, he is now seeking to understand social factors affecting use of information technology. In addition to his main website and a blog, he also has a photoblog that is nothing less than sensational.… Continue reading