Real Names Are Highly Overrated!

Google recently reversed its “real names” requirement for members of its Google Plus social network. Good call, Google — and good riddance. It’s about time! In the Internet’s early days, being online was all about anonymity. You could create a … Continue reading

Why Google Plus “Isn’t Working” for Gary Vaynerchuk

Celebrity marketer Gary Vaynerchuk is “almost willing to predict” Google will close its social network, Google Plus, within three years. Why? Because G+ (as loyalists call it) “isn’t working”.   Is GaryVee right? Well, he’s certainly right that it isn’t … Continue reading

The So-Called “Islamic State” Is Not “Islam”

It’s bad enough to speak of Muslims as if they all were terrorists. But isn’t it even worse to call terrorists and terrorist organizations “Islam”? Even if they call themselves Islamic. Especially then! Inflammatory references of just this kind are creeping into popular speech. They … Continue reading

It Happened Almost at our Door!

Knoxville school bus crash kills two students, injures many more. Tragedies hit home, especially when they involve children. Way too many of those, these days. But when one lands practically on your doorstep! Cheri and I still are reeling. What … Continue reading