Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Changing Cell Phone Plan to Google Fi

    I transferred my personal cell phone (not the family’s, just mine) to Google Fi a few days ago. So far it seems to work well, although I’ve not had a chance to use it far and wide yet given the pandemic. The only downside I’ve found thus far is that when dialing a local (607) […]

  • Calling All Trekies: You’ll Love Star Trek Beyond

    We’ve all heard the trite but true phrase: Be careful what you wish for. That’s the sentiment behind the newest Star Trek movie, Beyond. I grew up in the late Sixties and Seventies. I still recall my first memory of watching the original Star Trek series at a neighbor’s house–when I was around five years […]

  • Carnival Sent a Cruise Ship into Hurricane Irene – And I was on it

    My wife Judy and I have been married 25 years this August (2011). Our Silver Anniversary! While planning how we might celebrate, we both decided a cruise would be the thing to do. We’ve never been on one, although we have a number of family and friends who have. They rave about it. So we […]

  • Being Present in a World of Distraction

    On a recent trip to New York City I was (yet again) struck by how millions of people crammed onto a small island can be so efficient at isolating themselves from millions of their fellow humans who are literally inches away from them. I’ve also noticed the same thing in London, and to some degree […]

  • Friday the 13th – Remembering Laurie Bartram

    On Friday the 13th I always pause to reflect on someone I once knew. Her name was Laurie Bartram. If you’re of a certain age you may remember the original “Friday the 13th” movie released in 1980. Laurie was “Brenda” – one of the camp counselors in the movie. Before becoming a movie star, Laurie […]

  • Nicholas Negroponte Predicts E-Books Will “Kill” Physical Books within Five Years

    Nicholas Negroponte, founder and Chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab and also the founder of the One Laptop per Child Association made a rather bold prediction at the Techonomy conference in in Lake Tahoe, CA last week. His prediction? Printed books are “dead” within five years. Here’s a summary of his comments […]

  • Jazzed About Helping Authors Create Their First Blogs

    One of the highlights of this year’s Montrose Christian Writers Conference (MCWC) for me was the opportunity to work one-on-one with a number of talented authors and writers to help them establish a blog for the first time. One such author is Marsha Hubler, bestselling author of The Keystone Stables Series of books for young […]

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