Love at First Byte

I will always remember my first home computer.  It was an AST; an acronym for the company’s three founders Albert, Safi and Thomas who were one of the first to enter the PC market. The year was 1995. As soon as we picked it up from the store, I dove into the box, removing hardware … More Love at First Byte

The Quora Experiment

Since the advent of the internet, users have been turning to search engines to quickly find the answer to a steady stream of questions. “Hey Google, how old is Whoopi Goldberg?” (65) “Who won the World Series in 2016?” (The Chicago Cubs) “What day of the week does Christmas fall on this year?” (Saturday). I … More The Quora Experiment

Finding My Way to “White Crane Spreads its Wings”

It was November 2015 and I was watching the newest episode of The Walking Dead. (Yes, I’m admitting that I’ve watched the show since it began in 2010.) I could do with less gore, but the psychology of survival and what actions those involved choose to preserve it has always been an ingenious signature of … More Finding My Way to “White Crane Spreads its Wings”

Tales from Thule: A Look Inside a 72-Year-Old Journal

Two unlikely circumstances recently collided in my small world which led to the re-discovery of a 72-year-old journal. The first happening was a six-part documentary series which aired in the early fall titled “Expedition to the Edge.” It was the story of The Infinity, a 40-year-old sailing ship with a stubborn (!) German captain named … More Tales from Thule: A Look Inside a 72-Year-Old Journal