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Okay, Okay! I Was Wrong! I Can Admit that Now.

Back in 2011 I was angry with Netflix for raising the cost of their DVD shipping service in an apparent attempt to get users to discontinue it and opt into their streaming service. The streaming service had such a limited selection at the time. The poor way they executed their changes seemed to have greatly annoyed me at the time,… Continue reading

Even though I’m Deleting Facebook, Let’s Keep in Touch!

As I’ve mentioned on my blog and on Facebook, I’m deleting my Facebook account on my birthday in a matter of days. But I want to keep in touch with everyone, and I want you to be able to easily keep in touch with me. So, here are some easy ways for us to stay in touch. Ways to Keep… Continue reading

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

In Case You Missed It: Dame Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren, not your typical actress, reads Ulysses on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, not your typical late show host. The portion of Tennyson’s poem she is reading so brilliantly: Old age hath yet his honour and his toil; Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming… Continue reading

I’m Being Blackmailed! No, Seriously!!

I’m actually being blackmailed! For real! I mean, who ever would have thought?!! I freely admit to trending off the beaten path. But blackmail? Really?! I spent most of the past month chilling out in San Fransisco. Steve joined me for a bit, but when he returned to our home in Atlanta, he found this letter addressed to me in… Continue reading

Cobb County School District, I Am Ashamed of Your Choice

I am an educator who was proud to have served for decades as both a teacher and an administrator in the Cobb County School District. I served your mission, your board of education, and multiple CCSD school communities with loyalty, dedication to educational excellence, and the hard work those duties require. I was proud to work among the finest and… Continue reading

Hiking the Tam

Making a Fog Timelapse We went hiking on Mount Tamalpais this past weekend, twice, actually: both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was especially interesting because we had intense fog (the marine layer) down below us and an overcast sky above us. The motion of the clouds and fog was fantastic. Having anticipated this, I had brought a tripod to shoot a… Continue reading

Born on Third Base

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.” — Coach Barry Switzer Completely Out of Touch I often marvel at how out of touch I am (and have generally been all of my life) with contemporary culture, and I literally know nothing about sports. If asked to correctly identify what sport each… Continue reading