Another Celebrity Victim

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Hannah Anderson is a matter for the Pew Research Center to study. The way social media is turning victims into celebrities. Or rather, how victims are using social media to build celebrity-status platforms. And how the public’s blood-thirst for juicy news is contributing to the whole ugly mess. Only days out of the remote Idaho [Read More...]

The Question of Crowd-Sourcing: Why Kickstarter Troubles me

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  When Don Miller wanted to make a film of his book, Blue Like Jazz, he directed his fan base to a Kickstarter program and raised $300,000. And, yes, I was a contributor. Something I remembered today as I threw out my signed copy of the Blue Like Jazz poster, one of the “gifts” for those [Read More...]

A Viral Flesh-Eating Bacteria

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Tim and I are fixing up a 33-year-old rocking chair.  My mother gave it to us when our son was born. We are gifting it to our daughter for the birth of her son. But first, we have to restore it. We started with a good power-washing. We’ll sand it to a fine finish and then [Read More...]


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