Sad story to report….Some of you will think me silly, but I truly love animals and nature and I hate to see any animal die for unnecessary reasons. This incident is especially sad, for what I explain at the end. Late Monday afternoon I stopped work to water my backyard plants using water from […]
Futureproof Bama on Ignite Alabama Podcast
New episode of the Ignite Alabama podcast takes a look at how automation technologies will impact employment. The guest is Taylor Phillips of Futureproof Bama, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of preparing Alabama for what I like to call the 21st century economy. Visit http://ignitealabama/futureproof_bama_2017/ for the show notes.
In early August, late one Sunday evening–August 7 to be precise– I was gathering habanero peppers. It was hot and I was tired. The pepper plants were short and so, to avoid bending over, I’d plopped myself down and was sitting in the grass, picking peppers off one plant at a time. I would gather […]
Drive-by Social: Where’s The Conversation?
Once upon a time, social media was about having a conversation. Or at least that was how I once experienced it. Today, what is labeled social media isn’t a conversation at all. It’s a series of drive-by encounters using largely symbolic gestures to ostensibly convey some emotional response. Sometimes these virtual encounters occur in something […]
We Need More Dot-Connectors
The world has always been complex. What has changed over the past few centuries is that we (in a collective sense) have come to know more about physical laws and biology. Discoveries that led to a better understanding of the basic principles of the physical and biological world opened the door for science to explore […]