We are all publishers now

Do you realize how easy it is to communicate now? It wasn’t that long ago, you would need the backing of the news media and a dozen production people to get your message out. Continue reading “We are all publishers now”

Let’s Visit Community Hospital Anderson Coloring & Activity Book

Inside spread of the a picture activity for the Community Hospital Anderson Coloring Book
Copyright 2016 Community Hospital Anderson

This year, I had an opportunity to create this coloring book for Community Hospital Anderson in Anderson, Indiana. I loved this project because for me, it was an experiment using technology in a new way and it is designed to help children who may be in an emergency or a health crisis. Continue reading “Let’s Visit Community Hospital Anderson Coloring & Activity Book”

Digitized Ten Commandments

Cartoon of Moses and the Ten Commandments

“And it would be great if I can get this as a spreadsheet or word processor file.”

Are things any better with the immediacy of technology? Maybe not. Maybe it’s a wash. Digital files are more convenient and instant, but they can be deleted or corrupted in an instant.

Then again, Moses the original Ten Commandments were written in stone and Moses smashed them to pieces because of the Israelite’s idol worship.

Franken-phones and Franken-apps

Frankenstein monster admires his monster smartphone
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Since it’s October, my thoughts turn to spooky monsters like giant, Frankenstein smartphones and vampires like data-sucking and battery-sucking apps.

Beware of the little monsters lurking within your new smartphone. I have seen many a phone bring the zombie curse to their users as well. And only a spell would explain the crazy obsession selfies.

So to paraphrase James Whitcomb Riley’s old poem:  “The smartphone’s gonna getcha if ya don’t watch out!”

Grandparents and wi-fi

Cartoon of two boys. One says, "My grandparents are so old fashion. They don't even have wifi!"
©2015 Kevin Spear #4030

It’s getting to the point where grandchildren consider grandparents without wi-fi in the same categories as those with rotary phones, black and white TV and horseless carriages.

Wireless internet is ubiquitous. And no, my kids do not have to do without wi-fi when they go to their grandparents. What seemed like an out-of-reach luxury a decade ago is common.  Continue reading “Grandparents and wi-fi”