• Life,  Process,  Technology

    Amazon, You Continue to Fascinate (and Scare!) Me

      How easy is it to shop in your PJs, have something delivered the same day, and now push a button to reorder something while you’re in the middle of your daily household routines? Well, if you’re an Amazon shopper, pretty darn easy! I admit: I’m fascinated by Amazon’s continued efforts to make shopping convenient and affordable. I’m less fascinated by the personalization, though. Minority Report comes to mind….   A few years ago, while still in the classroom and often buying books at the request of my high school students, I discovered Amazon’s Prime service. For a modest annual fee I could purchase books online and have them delivered to my door within two days? For a busy teacher whose need for classroom resources was…

  • Life,  Process,  Technology

    Filed Under “Wow!” Einstein’s Space-Time Theory Confirmed

    “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ~ Albert Einstein   Thank you, Dr. Einstein, for always questioning. Thanks to a team of physicists who also embraced questions, Einstein’s space-time theory is finally confirmed. According to The New York Times today,   A team of physicists who can now count themselves as astronomers announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, a fleeting chirp that fulfilled the last prophecy of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. That faint rising tone, physicists say, is the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric…

  • Art,  Creativity,  Life,  Process,  Technology,  Writing

    What do you make?

    Lately, when I tell people that I have an art studio in our home, I’m often asked, “What kind of art do you make?” My reply:  “Really cool mixed media!” I get the funniest looks…. Writing is easier to explain: I’m a freelance writer & blogger. Then, I can mention a few projects or share my blog title. Explanation clear. But I’m finding with art, an explanation is tougher to give. When I say I’m a mixed-media artist, that leads to the next logical question:  What’s mixed media? When I explain it’s a combination of materials – ink, acrylic paint, watercolors, charcoal, graphite, fabric, metal, paper, plastic, yarn, thread, ephemera, etc…. the usual reaction is, “What…