Videos

Update: I have added to YouTube videos that I took last September on this site and they are located on this page: Video – September 2013 or through the Videos Page (link below). I’ve added a videos page on this site. Since I have a couple short videos that I wanted to share on this… Read More Videos

An Update

Hello All During the 4th of July weekend I’m going to add more photographs to this site. The photographs would be on Pages under the Gallery section of this blog. I may work on a few posts that I may do over the weekend to come, I just want to see how much I’m able… Read More An Update

An overgrown asylum, an abandoned power plant and a handmade village on a river: TED Fellows create popup experiences in Berlin’s secret spaces

Originally posted on TED Blog:
A crumbling former asylum, a massive brick power station, and an alternative community built by hand by a river. In the hours before TEDBerlin Salon kicked off, three TED Fellows led conference attendees on a treasure hunt through the sprawling streets of sunny Berlin to these locations. Guided by the mobility app Moovel —…

You Won’t Believe How Little Americans Read

Originally posted on TIME:
Since the arrival of Gutenberg’s printing press in 1450, the primacy of the written word — as a means of distributing information, for delivering pleasure — has been mostly unquestioned. But with the rise of radio, television, and now the Internet, print’s reign has come under fire, and is perhaps approaching…

The Site Title

Hello Folks I’ll be changing the site title around for the next few weeks. I just want to try something different from Peter’s Thoughts. Also, I may change the tag line too to some degree. I’m going to see how things sound and how things work for the site. I may change things back if… Read More The Site Title

Reading Books

For the longest time I didn’t read books outside of class. I haven’t been able to read anything from any genre that is out there. I have felt down for some time and I wasn’t in any mood or the patience to read any kind of books. Last September while visiting Lake Tahoe for a… Read More Reading Books

Recent Postings

Hello All – you may have noticed that I’ve blogged a number of postings from other WordPress powered sites on my blog. I found these articles interesting to read and wanted to share to those who follow this blog in some way. Anyway, I’m planning to add more original content soon, it’s just matter of… Read More Recent Postings

Mega-Mergers Are Killing Innovation

Originally posted on TIME:
The latest mega-merger in the telecommunications sector, that of AT&T and DirecTV, would be the fourth largest in history, and it comes only months after the nation’s largest cable operator Comcast announced that it was buying Time Warner Cable, the second largest cable operator. Nor is telecommunications the only sector to…

This Harvard University Library Book Is Bound in Human Skin

Originally posted on TIME:
A book bound in human skin sits in one of Harvard University’s libraries, experts at the school said this week. Scientists tested the 19th-century book Des destineés de l’ame and concluded that they were “99.9% confident” that the binding comes from a person’s epidermis. The library says that Dr. Ludovic Bouland…