All Things Connected

Retail Wars

You work hard for your money, so I want to alert you to the new trends large business are following to attract your dollars. There is a retail renaissance emerging. The thing…

Flash Drives 101

Ah, the wonders of this time period! Too bad the Great Alexandria Library in Egypt burned down in 48 BC. What an incalculable loss of ancient scrolls, texts, and cultural knowledge. Too…

Be the Change

There are two types of climate change: Natural and Man-made. They are both real. Climatechange.org reports the reasons for each type. Natural climate change originates from continental drift, the activity of ocean…

When Tech Attacks

I was going to teach you all you need to know about flash drives this column, but life on life’s terms has pointed me in another direction. I got my finger just…

A Green Future For Cities

My eyes had reluctantly adjusted to the draught-ravaged drabness. The burned oaks and orchards. The perpetual khaki of the chaparral dying of thirst. And then we had rain! Good rain, followed by…

Libra, Facebook’s New Currency…

Facebook is poised to launch a new banking system, a global financial platform, capable of seamlessly processing world-wide, cross-border financial transactions. Libra, the first incarnation of its new cryptocurrency, will be aimed…

Power Surge 101

Topanga Canyon is the edge of the un-burned wildlands. This spring has found us out of the drought, exploding with new growth, but adding to the possibility of future fires. To mitigate…

High Tech Camping

After our 1973 June wedding, G (husband, George) and I left Chicago to drive to Alaska in our yellow VW convertible. My bridal shower had been a bit offbeat. I didn’t sign…

Hey! Want a Future? Just Two Words

Remember these famous lines from The Graduate? At a graduation party, a well-meaning family friend takes a young college grad aside to give him some good advice for his future. “Ben, I…

What is….Huawei?

What the heck is all this news about the Chinese tech company, Huawei? We hear about this company all over the news, and none of the information seems positive. Let’s take a…