Mary Roach

Book Review: Gulp by Mary Roach

Mary Roach’s Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal is typical of her books, which is to say it’s a highly enjoyable read that belies the amount of…

Changed history forever

People often try to fluff up the importance of an event or person by saying it “changed history,” “changed the course of history,” or “changed…

Thoughts on jury duty

Living in the city of St. Louis, the odds are that you’re going to be called for jury duty pretty frequently. From most of the…

9 phrases we should stop seeing in tech journalism

“This reporter” – Just use the first person. It might have worked for Edward R. Murrow, but with tech journalism – particularly blogs – it…

New camera! And new(ish) cat…

Mentioned on Facebook and Twitter, but not so much the blog. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get a delivery kitty….

Writing ledes, writing for feeds…

Too many ledes in tech publications and blogs suck. I’ve been doing more editing and more content curation lately. The upshot of that is noticing…

Thoughts on the iPad

Yes, like thousands of others yesterday I decided to plunk down a little cash for a spanking new iPad. Like thousands of others, I figured…

Corporate sponsors and event funding: Ask early, not often

If you’re hoping to get sponsorship funds for your event, it’s better to ask early than to ask often. And even better to ask professionally……

Quick update

If this blog was a child, family services would have taken it away by now… Sorry for the blog neglect, life’s been a whirlwind of…

Woman typing on computer

It’s time to retire the mom test

One of the more humorous ad series today is the Geico “caveman” commercials, featuring a caveman complaining about the stereotype of something being “so easy…