In my travels, when I visit a place that has a food named after it, I’m always interested to find what it is actually like to the locals. When I visited Switzerland, my first interest was to find Swiss cheese.
If you mean to say you graduated from a school, and you want respect, don’t say you’re “an alumni”. Here’s a chart of the five valid Latin words for this.
I understand that people are sad about losing a pretty building and a landmark. But I can’t help wondering how many other people see it as an edifice honoring oppression.
As an educator, my only goal is to inspire students to learn. Sometimes I encounter sex/gender-variant people in my classroom, and in the interest of being the best ally possibly, I asked a trans woman a bit about etiquette. Here is a transcript of the chat.
There are many great ways to connect with me, but no longer Facebook. Read why, and to find alternative ways to reach me.
It all depends on what the “Kessel Run” actually is. Parsecs are a unit of distance, but maybe that’s okay!
NYT Crosswords have certain words that appear way more frequently than others. Here they are.
When a polar explorer asks my guidance on getting a 360º video right — on the first try — I do by best to share my wisdom!
My “Day 1 Review” of iPhoneX, and thoughts about whether it represents innovation or not. (tl;dr: pricey, but awesome)
For many years, an FM-2 just like this one was my very trusty companion.
When I was 16, I had the unusual opportunity to visit Hefner at the Playboy Mansion. Here’s my secret and untold story of what happened!
“We live in a society exquisitely dependent upon science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.”
— Carl Sagan
“If you are willing to look at another person’s behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves, rather than a statement about your value as a person… then you will, over a period of time cease to react at all.”
— Yogi Bhajan
I don’t always carry around chunks of precious metals, but when I do, I prefer it to be at least a thousand ounces of pure silver.
“We are the first generation that can end poverty, and the last that can put an end to climate change”
— Tomas Anker Christensen
Senior Advisor for Partnerships
Office of the Assistant Secretary
General for Strategic Planning
“The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.”
— Tom Waits
“I fear the day that technology will surpass human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”
— Albert Einstein