Podstorming

The WordPress.com Blog posted today about podcasting.   I spent some time after that getting all nostalgic.  You see, I was part of a podcast once upon a time.  We won't discuss which one, and we won't look back. I enjoyed the process, even if the components we were working with wasn't ironed out.  There were … Continue reading Podstorming

Journey to Tataouine: The Archaeology of a Faraway Galaxy

In 1976, a production company stormed the sands of Tunisia to film a little movie that virtually no one expected to be remembered. In 1995, upon finishing his PhD in archaeology, Dr. David West Reynolds contacted Lucasfilm in the hopes finding the original filming locations of Star Wars.  To his disappointment, no records were kept.  In … Continue reading Journey to Tataouine: The Archaeology of a Faraway Galaxy

The Bodyguard

I'm in geeky fan battle mode this morning, thanks to a podcast I discovered, The Launchpad Podcast.  The show hosts, Matt and Aaron, sound like they're essentially younger counterparts of myself and my geeky buddies.  We'd disagree on some things (as fans tend to do), but on the whole, these guys know what they're talking … Continue reading The Bodyguard

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

I acquired this book after listening to a podcast, an interview with author Timothy Snyder on Sam Harris' Waking Up podcast.  Usually I listen to this podcast as a means raise my own game.  It makes me aware of how much I don't know, it affords me the opportunity to chew on new ideas about … Continue reading On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder