Marketplace recently tweeted asking how social media had changed or impacted your life. Of course I had a response. They emailed today to ask if I’d record a voicemail, and used a segment of it in todays show for a segment called: “thefacebook.com” went live 15-years ago today. A lot has changed since then. We asked you about how social media changed your life — for better or for worse. Here were some of your answers: https://t.co/baStpKvQJn pic.twitter.com/WM8z6BCf9i — Marketplace (@Marketplace) February 4, 2019 In addition to what went on the show, what I also said was: I had a … Continue reading 15-Seconds of fame from Facebooks 15-years.
That’s right. Some guy almost every American has never heard of, Wang Jianlin, is worth four to six times what Donald Trump is. And, Mr Jianlin is one Chinese entrepreneur, there are dozens of them. Yet, Donald Trump, says he will take on China and win. I’m guessing he means with our money rather than his own? Continue reading Trump vs China
In one of those late night facebook exchanges, between a friend, and her coach, I couldn’t help jumping in. This is how it went… some pretty original thoughts “coach”: I can not be held responsible for drunk texting or drunk FB posting! I will however run with whatever I am presented with! Mark Cathcart: You can only try. Failure is defined by not trying, it is not defined as trying but not achieving. Friend: it was at 7:39 am… so not drunk, but blonde for sure! ack! “coach”:Time is 9:39 where I grew up and 1:39 in England. It might have been … Continue reading Drunk on you own success?
I’m just in the process of joining Triathlon England, for the first time, and the website asks about religion. I was disappointed to see that Jedi Knight was no longer an option. Back in 2001, the kids, Wendy and I were delighted to write-in Jedi Knight on our UK Census forms, we were five of some 390,000 who did that year and being a Jedi Knight by religion surpassed Sikhism, Judaism, and Buddhism making it the 4th largest religion in the UK. Using Doc’s Delorean, I find myself in 2012, still wishing to point to what should be the irrelevance of my private beliefs … Continue reading Jedi no more
I can’t really remember when I first became aware of cancer, but the first time it effected my life was in I’d guess 1972, or 1973. I saw Brian’s Song on TV. The original version, obviously. It had a profound effect on me as a 13/14 year old, that I think to this day I can’t forget. I sobbed like the child I was when I saw it, despite all my aspirations to grow up quickly, and all the confusion around me, I learned a lot from the film about friends, racial tolerance and intolerance, as well as cancer. And … Continue reading Brians Song, the Big C and “little” Mikey
I just ran the stats on my little Sandisc Sansa MP3 player, I’ve had it for 3-years now, it was a great buy and yep, cheap, and no it doesn’t work with iTunes. I’ve done a few file reloads and am starting to think about music selection for the marathon I have to run at the end of the Challenge Roth ironman-distance triathlon in July. Yep, MP3 players are allowed on the run. Overwhelmingly, the number one MP3 played on my sandisc is my Houston dance-music friend, Sven Neers’ “sven gets vocal again” mix from February 2010. It’s a perfect, … Continue reading Sven gets vocal again
Rule #1 of open water swimming is hydrate well before swimming in a “rubber suit”(1) Rule #2 Never swim alone. Where was everyone? If I don’t comment by lunchtime, someone come look for me… (1) as Wendy would have said… Posted from WordPress for Windows Phone Continue reading First open water swim of 2012