If we can’t tell whether your product launch video is satirical, you’ve probably hit the wrong note. This is the announcement video for the Amazon Echo.…
Visiting Auschwitz and the Schindler Museum
To get to Auschwitz, you take a 90-minute bus ride west of Krakow, through suburbs, exurbs and, finally, the Polish countryside. The camp, officially called the Auschwitz-Birkenau…
The unintended impacts of sharing a celebrity photo
The day I betrayed Anthony Kiedis began like any other.
Walking the Saints Way in Cornwall
The Saints Way is a 41 km trail that stretches across Cornwall's peninsula, crossing pastures and following ancient lane ways in the footprints of Celtic saints.
“Her” and the future of empathy
"Her" is both a love story and a ruminative critique of how we use technology. Yet, it's also a meditation on empathy.
Why don’t we care where image macros and GIFs come from?
Animated GIFs and image macros are more popular than ever. And yet we almost never know who created these ubiquitous images.
Why conference panels are awful, and how to fix them
"Panels are the best way to make four interesting people boring."
This site is home to nearly 6000 blog posts. However, this will only be my third blog post of 2014, and only my 20th since the…
Through some fluke of circumstance, one of my photos is in the Spanish edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine.
This 220 km canal in the south of France offers a gentle trip through the countryside, full of boozy lunches and quaint medieval towns.
I perked up the other night while watching “Agents of SHIELD”. The villain of the episode chose our former home, Malta, as the location of his…
The other day–I can’t recall where–I read a story about salmon spawning in East Vancouver. It turns out that they spawn in Still Creek, near the…
How do you learn business etiquette? Nobody taught me.
Podcasts were my gateway drug into audio books. Some time around 2007, I started listening to more books than I read. Some of my first audio…