Monthly Archives: October 2017

Telling the story of the California fires through comics

We often think of comics as being either funny stories or super hero dramas.  And they can be all that. But many of the best comics tell intensely personal stories about life, death, and surviving the time in-between. I was reminded … Continue reading

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How Lin-Manuel Miranda helped boost a tweet about insulin in Puerto Rico

The one thing you need to know about me as I tell this story is that I’m an insulin-dependent diabetic. My pancreas checked out several years ago and no longer does much.  Which means that I have to manually control … Continue reading

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How watching a movie leads to Facebook ad

I recently watched the movie The Fifth Element on TV at home, and I don’t believe I posted anything about it, though I certainly searched it for cast and crew information. Fascinating to see that such a low level of … Continue reading

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A few more thoughts on the Bechdel Test

The Bechdel Test is a fairly simple test for the presence of women in movies.  It asks three simple questions: Are there two or more women in the movie who have names? Do they talk to each other? Do they … Continue reading

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When tragedy strikes: Dealing with breaking news

As I write this, we as a nation are reeling from a mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 people injured. As the story started to break, there were … Continue reading

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