My bull riding experiment has provided no small amount ofamusement for friends and colleagues (as evidenced by outbursts of hilarityduring which my interlocutors, after having heard the story, crumble withlaughter at the thought of me flying through the air, upside down, to be dashedat high speed against the padded walls of the bull pit).I can […]
Tonight at Gilley’s I couldn’t resist riding the mechanical bull. The guy running the controls had an evil glint in his eye right from the start — probably thought, "who is this geek with the yankee accent and the cowboy boots? I’ll show him cowboy boots…" The bull tossed me twice. The second time I […]
No matter how often I have traveled, and how well I ought to know howtime and energy consuming travel is, I somehow convince myself rightbefore every major trip I take that the trip is only as long as theflight. In this case the flight was a two stage journey
Listening to the new TomWolfe book, I Am Charlotte Simmons, during my workouts. (I remain adevoted fan of Audible.com — man, if it were not for this digital audio booksubscription service and workouts and long commutes, I would have little timefor new fiction, at least not without seriously sacrificing sleep!) Terrific writing, butalready I can […]
A new column on Poynter.org is: "Exploring the future of on-screen type, including 8 things you can do to improve readability and a preview of 6 new fonts." The new fonts look cool, and are a welcome addition to the three current, designed-for-screen-reading fonts available: Verdana, Georgia and Trebuchet.