Monthly Archives: May 2011

26 posts

Instagram – Quickly share your photos

You know me by now, I love photography more than comics. The iPhone does not have the best camera among smart phones, but it isn’t bad, at all. Sharing those images is part of the fun and while flickr is a great storage/sharing service there is no quick way to upload and share from the iPhone. Then came Instagram. I am late to this party and it isn’t a perfect bash, for sure, but it […]

Closing in on the end of an era

No matter how many times humanity does this it is amazing. My father spent most of his career with NASA and so we grew up watching and rooting for space flight. I have to say that as I have gotten older I have questioned the ethics of the amount of money we spend on such research (thinking that was spurred in no little part by this song from Adam Again: Inner-City Blues and which I […]

Vital question: Who Had the Best Civil War Facial Hair?

From the Smithsonian no less we have this burning survey. Go vote now! (BTW my father, an Abraham Lincoln impersonator, will be on the Mall in Washington DC on June 11 for a special Smithsonian Civil War celebration. We will be there so come get your picture with a former president and say Hi to Targuman and fam!) Who Had the Best Civil War Facial Hair? Among the many officers who fought in the U.S. […]


This week I have taken a quick trip out to the west coast to meet with a friend of Penn State and the SHC. I have to say that the more I come out here the more I like California…well, parts of it. Of course I suppose you can say that about any place. I know myself. I know that I do not like cities, at least, not as places to live. That is much […]