Personal insights from the author about how to deal with low self-esteem.
Just a bit about my sixtieth birthday. Big deal!
This article covers things you can do prior to a big storm to insure your food safety and health. Includes food storage, water storage, and cooking methods.
It wasn't until the nineteen seventies that science had the tools to actually track and study this magnificent cat. Read what they've learned from their research.
Quite possibly the most dangerous creature in the United States. Why the alligator is so well suited to have survived for two hundred twenty million years.
Will we see the return of the hobo? Perhaps, but there will be some changes.
Are you living just above the poverty line? Business doesn't care. In fact, you are one of their biggest sources of income.
You don't have to be homeless 100% of the time to be deemed homeless. Here are some stories and examples of "part-time" homelessness.
BART problems raise fear and ire. Traveling while poor is fraught with risk...including death by police.
The problem of homelessness.
Who to watch on the Los Angeles fashion scene in 2011.
Couture in Los Angeles 2011.
An article on men's fashion in Los Angeles 2011.
Men's fashion in Los Angeles Summer 2011. Part one of two.
What is mesothelioma and what it is not. This disease is not nearly as common as television commercials would have you believe. Read this article and see why.
Black tar or brown Mexican heroin has made its way back across the border. With devastating results.
After the death of Amy Winehouse a number of experts weigh in on addiction, rehabilitation and death.
This article discusses the best tools for grilling. Good news; you may already have them.
Article three on outdoor cooking. Cooking with charcoal.
Eating fruit and vegetables is good for you, but you need to know how best to clean then before consumption. Here's how.
About Stan Herd, the inspiration of the movie Earthwork.
Intel's latest processor is based on this technology.
The ground-breaking movies based on H.G. Well's invisible man. They are all worth watching, but the last ones were no prize winners.
An article about Japanese resiliency in the face of devastating natural events. The earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
Who built the first microprocessor and why? Intel took a gamble and helped make the fortunes of themselves and competitors alike. Without these chips the home computer would be an unrealized dream.
Detailed review of Coby tablet computers.
Acer's Iconia tablet. The good and the bad.
Broadband is a generic term. Here are the technologies that fall into that group defined as broadband.
Part two article on the progression of microprocessors.
Part one on the progression of microprocessors. The beginnings.
Why combining both types of memory on one chip may be the wave of the future. It's mainly about cost.
They are everywhere. Do you know how they work? Read this article and find out how. Also discusses the importance of the transistor, how it has shrunk over time, and what that may mean to the future of electronics.
The DOA is spending money on power storage. This is a great idea, see why.
Science may have found a way to embed a light emitting diode directly into fiber. Why this is important and how it can improve our electronics.
A detailed review of the Lenovo X220.
A detailed review of the Olympus SZ-30MR camera.
An unbiased review of the Olympus 810 Tough. Point and shoot cameras continue to get better, more robust and practical for any occasion. Even if that means under the foot of an elephant. Olympus releases the 810, one very tough and rugged camera.
an unbiased review of the Apple iPad 2. The good and the not so good.
Volkswagen unveils the new Bulli concept van. What's new, what it lacks, and how it may change Volkswagen's fortunes.
The long used TCP/IP address is finally meeting its upper limit, way before projected too. What will replace it, how will that affect you, and who is keeping up with the changes. You might be surprised who isn't.
Google changes its search algorithm. Fallout and angst abound.
Intel's new interface. "Light Peak" renamed "Thunderbolt" in Apple's new devices. Why this is important and where it may be going.
Cellular phones may actually affect your brain. Here's how.
Organic transistors may replace organic (or other) Light Emitting Diodes and why.
Is a flexible computer the future of computing? We already have them and they are in our smart-phones, but read this article to learn about the advantages of a flexible computer.
The Sony a55 near professional quality camera. An unbiased review. This is Sony's interesting attempt at a hybrid still and motion capture camera.
Lumix (Panasonic) "top of the line" digital single lens reflex camera. Loaded with professional features.
The MacBook Pro is even better as of 2011. Read this unbiased article to see what Apple has improved on this laptop.
The FinePix X100 looks an awful lot like a Leica and that's no accident.
An unbiased review of the Pentax K5 professional quality amateur camera.
An unbiased review of the Canon EOS 60D professional quality hobby camera.
An unbiased review of the Olympus PEN E-PL2. The good, the bad, and the not so good.
New features of the Chrome version 10 Internet browser.
The mid-range DSLR with professional features. Find out why this is one of Nikon's most popular cameras.
DARPA's robotic arm gets a "fast-track" go ahead from the FDA. Good news for injured returning vets.
About Heather Knight and her intelligent joke telling robot.
Sony Ericsoon Xperia PLAY. A gamer's smart-phone.
Harris Technology's answer to the tablet computer. An unbiased review.
You use Chrome Internet browser and you'd really prefer some results not appear when you do a search. Here's how to block them.
How the use of nano-wire can improve electronics and what that means to you.
An unbiased review of Samsung tablets.
Viewsonic enters the tablet arena. Will they succeed?
The best iPhone applications of 2010 and early 2011.
An unbiased review of Canon's Rebel T3i. This is a concerted attempt to build and market a still and motion capture camera designed for both uses from the ground up.
A laptop built for gaming could actually be one of the best business laptops made. Here's why.
Touchscreens are everywhere, but did you know there are actually four or five different types? Read this article to find out about all of them.
Purpose programmed computer viruses are spreading to smart-phones all over Europe. It's only a matter of time before they affect the West.
An unbiased review of Just5 prepaid cellular services.
A tablet computer designed just for doodling or drawing. A concise review.
Internet sites that are blocked, phished, and accessed and how that affects business.
Getting the most from the Chrome Internet browser. Part three.
Tricks for the Google Chrome browser user. Why Chrome is a web developer's dream tool.
Handy "how to" tricks you can use with the Chrome Internet browser.
The current batch of processors powering smart-phones and other devices.
The many tricks you can employ to improve your Internet searches.
A list of specifications so that digital photographers can convert print size and other aspects from film to digital.
An unbiased review of the Lumix (Panasonic) DMC TS3, a tough digital camera. A point and shoot for all occasions.
Verizon's prepaid cellular phones and plans.
Common cell phone terminology.
An unbiased review of Virgin mobile and its cellular phone offerings.
An unbiased review of Cricket mobile's phones and service.
An unbiased review of Metro Cellular, its service and phone offerings.
An unbiased review of Boost Mobile's services and phones.
Maybe you aren't getting what you pay for. Why cellular communications could be better.
An unbiased review of GreatCall's services and phones.
An unbiased review of Consumer Cellular's service and phone offerings.
How does information you type into the Universal Resource Locator get you to where you want to go? An article on how Internet addressing works.
It may be easier to recycle products on the Internet, especially electronics, than trying to take them to recyclers.
Why Pixel Qi might be the best display to use.
Samsung's seven inch Galaxy tablet.
An unbiased review of the Samsung 9 Series laptop.
An unbiased review of the Dell Streak 7 tablet computer. It's not for everyone.
An unbiased review of the Motorola Xoom tablet.
An article on the nVidia Tegra 2 dual core processor. Who uses it and why it's important.
Asus Tech's Consumer Electronic Show offerings.
Ann unbiased review of the TracFone prepaid cellular phones and plans.
Asus tablet offerings at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.
Did the Star Trek communicator inspire the smart-phone?
Lois McMaster Bujold is one of America's premier science fiction authors. Here's why.
If you want your Teflon to last as long as possible read this article. Contrary to popular opinion oiling them first is a very good idea.
A hydrogen economy requires creative thinking in the area of storage. Here are some thoughts on storing hydrogen.
A bit about Dean Kamen; inventor of the iBot wheel chair replacement and Segway human transporter.
Dates are more than tasty food. Article includes information on dates from the middle-east and California as well as some recipes.
Wikileaks timeline. What they've been given, what was released, and where Julian Assange figures into this organization.
About Google's Cr-48 Cloud laptop.
So you are about to "take the plunge" and buy a smartphone. Here's what you should know.
Hacks for the Microsoft Kinect.
This is about how scientists discover new planets around other stars.
How the lowly fungus can recycle waste, make harmless nuclear waste, and help cure the world's ills. Five things mushrooms are really good at doing.
Hi technology holiday gifts for under $100.
Breakthroughs in photosynthesis are coming. This article is a review of some of the new ideas being tested in this area.
Materials used to replace expensive and rare platinum and iridium in electronics. The article concentrates on these replacements in solar power generation.
Comparison of the MacBook Air 2010 to the MacBook Air 2008.
An extremely quick and easy way to cook pork ribs on the grill.
Is your hardwood floor covered with polyurethane or wax? It DOES matter! Read why.
If you are going to successfully refinish that hardwood floor under your carpet, you better remove the carpet without marring the floor in the process. Here's how.
When carpeting was a fad in the '60s and '70s, homeowners covered up a grade of wood that is now impossible to find. Refinishing these old wood floors will improve your home's look and health.
Kevin Costner funds and exceptional machine for removing petroleum from water. His background as a fisherman was partial impetus for this investment.
Lady Gaga is no flash in the pan. In fact she's been performing for over a decade. This article talks about her early years and where she may go from there.
The Gulf Oil Spill is not BPs first error in judgement, but this may be their worst.
It doesn't just taste good; it's good for you too.
Chard is a great vegetable. Article include some first class recipes.
Why did PopEye eat spinach? It's good for you. Includes an explanation of why its good for you and some recipes to make it even more palatable.
Yams are more than just good food. Read this article and see why.
Beets and beetroot. There's more to this vegetable than you probably know. Includes recipes.
Hydrogen as fuel, looks better and better, but there are still some problems.
A detailed description (complete with recipes) for Duran, king of fruit. Yes, its smelly and off-putting, but try it and you may discover that you like it.
Asparagus is good food with some interesting health benefits. Includes recipes.
The apple is more than just tasty fruit. It can also be used as a beauty aid. Read this article and see how. Includes recipes.
Benefits of eating pear. Includes recipes.
Cauliflower has been around since first century Roman times. This article shows why. Includes recipes.
About broccoli. Where it came from, how to grow your own, and some less than usual recipes for cooking it.
This ancient grain, that is not really a grain at all, finds new life. When Europeans conquered the native people in North and South America they banned the eating of this grain. But native people continued to grow and consume Quinoa. Now it is making its way into American diets with great benefit.
Coffee is actually good for you. Yes, it is.
Article number four on flowers you can eat.
Flowers you can eat. Part three of four.
Flowers you can eat. Part two of four.
Part one of four part article on flowers you can eat.
All about bamboo and it many benefits.
Hot peppers are an excellent spice, but it has other benefits too. Loaded with vitamins it can also relieve pain.
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Includes some carrot recipes.
Celery is a healthful vegetable. Includes some less than usual recipes.
Artichoke. A flower bud you can eat. Include some recipes.
Oranges are excellent food. Read this article for some less than usual recipes.
Garlic isn't just good food it's a healthy choice too. This article discusses what's so good about it. Includes recipes.
Potatoes are more than just food. Find out about one the oldest cultivated vegetables on the planet. Include recipes.
All the things you can use this flower for.
Prickly pear cactus is actually good to eat and has some health benefits too. This article discusses the cactus and includes recipes.
Aloe Vera is not only great for sunburn it's good for the skin anytime. It's also a preservative and can be used as a digestion aid.
Oats are great for your health, but they can be used for other things too. Read this article to find out what oats are good for.
Avacado are not only good to eat they are great for your skin. Includes recipes.
A complete discussion of the tomato including where it came from, who adopted it as food, and the benefits derived from it. Even includes topical uses for tomato.
Here are the provisions of the health care reform bill.
How to use less gasoline.
Aerogel. What it is and how it could be the ideal home insulator.
Were Toyota's sudden acceleration problems really based on software? This article explores the possibility.
An article on the eInk display, where and who uses it, and how it works.
About the Borna Disease Virus and how it has been implicated in Bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia.
A second article on places in Los Angeles that are islands of calm.
An article about Lincoln Place, an apartment complex built after World War II. It's an island of calm, but not because of a desire for peace. Rather an investment company bought it and now doesn't know what to do with it.
Why antibiotic use may actually cause you to gain weight or allow even more deadly bacteria to take over. A must read!
Rotor blade design based on the maple seed.
Special occasion cookies recipes.
A new treatment for Hepatitus C. Will it work? When will it be available?
Problems with the Healthcare Reform Bill.
This article explains how cochlear implants work.
Some of the best scientists in the U.S. are women, but we need more. Encourage your bright young lady with these toys.
We need more engineers in the U.S. Check out these toys to encourage our next generation of of scientists.
This pioneering technique may replace breast implants.
Is there water on the moon? There is, but how much.
The American Medical Association asks the Federal government to reclassify marijuana so scientific tests can be performed on the plant without breaking any laws.
Art may help alzheimer's victims regain some brain function. Here's how.
An old "antibody" developed a century ago could find new life in the treatment of cancer. And we can thank one of the early pioneers of "magic bullet" treatments for its rediscovery.
What is Adrenoleukodystrofphy and how have some instances of this disease been cured by gene therapy.
Accutane has been found to help some with acne, but the side effects are so severe that the FDA may insist that it be pulled from the market. This article discusses why that might happen.
Some promises President Barak Obama is working on.
A list of campaign promises that President Barak Obama has not kept.
President Barak Obama's kept promises.
Why anandamide is so important and how it works in the human brain.
An interesting take on protesting. Try humor.
Will Russia be building a nuclear rocket? Maybe. Read this and see why.
A rare form of blindness could be cured by gene therapy.
Penn State, Purdue, and Georgia Tech pioneer water ice and aluminum nano-particle rocket propellent with stellar results.
Could autism be genetically passed from parent to child? Read this article and find out.
This is the BEST recipe for three milk (tres leche) cake. Tried and true, I found this on a condensed milk can.
Why Barak Obama mentioned the Geisinger Health System in his speech. This should be the model for all hospitals in the near future.
The recommended Swine Flu Vaccine dosages.
How to change your own automobile oil.
Not just how to change sparkplugs, but how to diagnose problems by looking at them.
A table of user accessible maintenance items on most automobiles. This will help you avoid much more costly repairs.
How to take good care of your tires and get the most out of them.
A list of the most common viruses and how long they live on various types of surfaces. Also, how to kill those viruses. Now includes Ebola.
Nineteenth Viral Century History Influenza is a virus. A virus (Latin for poison) is not made of cells, but rather is made up of some of the components of cells. A virus can only reproduce (replicate) inside...
My wife's out of town and I don't know what to do with myself.
Are you reviewing or promoting a product on your blog? You better say so and explain what, if any, compensation you are getting to do so.
What you should know about the Swine Flu and pregnancy.
A love affair with an odd little dog and his unusual habits.
Considering buying a hybrid? You might want to know what type it is. There are five competing designs, all with their own advantages and disadvantages. This article discusses all five and where you can find them.
A description of the operation of electric motors on hybrids and all electric vehicles.