What does it feel like to drive past a place you knew well and for many years—only to discover it’s gone? Continue reading
Blue Ridge, Georgia—21 May 2010
Workplace signs are among the funniest I’ve seen. They almost never mean to cause confusion, but when they do, the result makes my day. Or makes me weep for humanity. Or both.
This one is courtesy of my sister, who saw it in a Denver area women’s restroom. Continue reading
In mid-April, I purchased my very first iPhone. The weather app that came with it was barely functional and looked like a mid-’90s NetScape refugee. I needed something that worked well and matched the sleek, efficient design of my iPhone. Why not the Weather Channel’s new (and free) iPhone app?
While I’d read some high praise for TWC’s new and improved iPhone app, I was still suspicious. Their far-too-busy local forecast page, another recent redesign, had me thinking the app would be a disaster. Thank goodness I was wrong!
Well, mostly wrong. Continue reading
Heard County, Georgia—18 March 2012
From my campus office, it’s about 750 feet to the building where most of my classes meet. That’s not a long walk, but it’s beautiful. The thoughtfully landscaped campus gives me something to look at even in winter—bare cherry and maple branches silhouetted against the sky, glossy holly and magolia leaves defiantly green in the cold, silvery bark shimmering in the morning light, sweetgum leaves and seedpods clustered like so many haiku next to the sidewalk. Continue reading
For the second time this week—and I’m not sure how it happened, so please don’t point fingers, index or otherwise—I happened across this article on Yahoo! News [sic]. Boxer Floyd Mayweather is serving a 90-day jail sentence in Las Vegas for beating up and threatening his ex, with whom he has three children. Continue reading