Monthly Archives: July 2016

Memorable Album Covers: “Exile on Main St.”

Whenever I see the cover of Exile on Main St., I think of my courtship with Janice Deal in the late 1980s. We learned about each other through our vinyl collections during that time. Jan’s Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel … Continue reading

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Your Audience Is Always Watching

Photo credit: Ivan Phillips Your audience is always watching even if you can’t see them. Years ago, I was hanging out at one of those sweaty summer suburban festivals where the food consists of elephant ears and the carnival rides … Continue reading

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Memorable Album Covers: Elton John’s “Greatest Hits”

Have you ever come across someone who captures a style that you can admire but never hope to emulate? Elton John made me awestruck when I found a copy of Greatest Hits in my sister Karen’s room when I was … Continue reading

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How Pokémon Go Took Over the World with Augmented Reality

They’re in my house. They’re in my car. They’re following me to the store. Of course, I’m speaking of the Pokémon who inhabit the world of Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game that has invaded the lives of smartphone owners … Continue reading

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Google Creates a Virtual Reality Future

Google wants virtual reality to be everyone’s reality. During the week of June 27, Google demonstrated its commitment to making VR a mainstream experience. To wit: On June 27, Google announced an expansion of its Expeditions program, through which teachers armed … Continue reading

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Awakening the Ghost of Jim Morrison

My life changed 35 years ago today. During the summer of 1981, I was living in Neumarkt, Germany, a little town nestled in the Bavarian hills. I was the guest of a couple of families kind enough to host a … Continue reading

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