Nick Dewolf Wedding

Discover the Massive Photo Archive of Nick DeWolf

A shortened version of this post originally aired as a commentary on KOSU Radio, October 21, 2014. In 1958, a computer pioneer and physicist named Nick DeWolf took a selfie while sitting in a Barber shop in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He was 30-years-old, and already way ahead of his time. I discovered Nick in 2008 while […]


Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky has re-entered public life and launched a career as an advocate against cyber-bullying. The following video captures only her fourth speech since her scandalous affair with President Bill Clinton. It was delivered to a crowd at the Forbes Under 30 Summit. The speech is pretty powerful and inspiring. I got a little teary-eyed […]


Jumping Hay Bales

Jumping Hay Bales in East Texas

“But that’s the thing about East Texas. Red dirt never quite washes out, and pine pollen is tenacious as original sin. You can leave East Texas, for Houston, for the Metroplex, for the Commonwealth, for New York, or Bonn or Tokyo or Kowloon; but you can never quite leave it behind.” ―Markham Shaw Pyle

Technology Meets Nostalgia

Choose Your Own Adventure Books Series

Wunderverse: Interactive Stories App Will Help A New Generation Choose Adventure

It’s Turtle Tuesday! Time to talk about Generation Z and something I think kids of this generation will really dig! It’s called Wunderverse and with any luck it will provide kids (and their parents!) a whole new way to create, share and explore fun, interactive stories and adventures right on their iPads. You may recall […]

Vintage Halloween

Halloween in the Texas Panhandle, 1960s

Study Shows Generation X Parents Steal Halloween Candy From Their Kids

Generation X, you’re busted. According to a new study by the National Confectioner’s Association, Generation X parents are most likely to steal Halloween treats from their kids. Nearly 25 percent admit to the “theft.” I’m sure it all that over-parenting causing a little hyperglycemia. Your pillowcase of goodies aren’t safe, kiddies. Better hide the chocolate […]



Demise of the Landline

Garry Hudson with the Daisy Media Group, a UK-based company, has created an infographic that highlights the history of the telephone and explores why younger generations shy away from it. To what do you attribute to the demise of the landline?

Picture of the Day

Vintage Boy Scout Troop RIbbons

Vintage Boy Scout Troop Ribbons

These Boy Scout troop ribbons dating back to 1960 hang in the dedicated scout room at my kids’ school.  I love the years of dedication to the life of boys they symbolize. Here’s my boy scout!