Saturday, August 30, 2014

Best Ted Talk 2012

Monday, June 9, 2014

Doodle 4 Google 2014 Winner

I've been looking at the Google Doodle for today, Monday June 9th, and I am amazed at the sheer volume of artistic imagination that it involves. I was significantly impressed enough to have to take the time to be sure and let everyone know about it. The doodle starts off as a colorfully imaginative painting and then when the user clicks on the Doodle, it comes to life and begins a series of animations that repeat and help keep the eye drawn to the painting. This doodle just happens to be the 7th annual Doodle 4 Google competition winner. Google asks kids all over the country in grades K-12 to draw doodles, and this year's request was to draw an invention that would make the world a better place. Out of more than 100,000 submissions, 250 state finalists, 50 state winners, and 5 national age group winners, Google selected 11-year old Audrey Zhang of New York as the 7th Annual Doodle 4 Google winner. According to Google's site, Audrey said the following about her doodle -

"To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life."
-Audrey Zhang, 11.

There are more delightful elements in Audrey's painting than I could go over here in this blog post. Trust me - it's worth checking out - click the link below.

Google Doodle 2014 Winner

Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Book Project and Blog

Check out one of my new blogs that will deal specifically with "Geeky" subject matter - not sure if I just made up that word or not, but irregardless - check it out here.

Friday, August 30, 2013

For the Love of Writing

The thing I love about writing more than just being able to express myself in words as fast as my fingers can type is that it allows for an outlet of my thoughts. Sometimes these thoughts stray to the negative, just as we all struggle with inner demons, yet oftentimes they are good and insightful, and as I grow older - occasionally wise.

I love writing just for the sake of writing. Being a geek and technology lover of all kinds, I am a very introverted individual, which means that my alone time, while it may be alone - is still spent oftentimes creating things for other people to read that they may never read. To me it doesn't matter how many people read my blog for example. I put articles out there that I feel are somewhat polished and worth a read, hell - I reread them on occasion, but I do it for the love of writing not for the audience. That is one pitfall that many writers may face - when writing a book or a story, even a short - you must never forget the audience that you are writing for. This is one lesson that I am still learning. I am beginning to adapt my writing style to my intended audience. I will someday soon try my hand at children's books, at teen books, maybe even a coming of age book, ala Stephen King. Except mine may be in a Science Fiction setting - just because I can.

The important thing that all writers should know though. Write because you love to write, write because if you don't write it hurts too much. Write because you have to write, because you need to write - it's part of you and part of what you leave behind when you are long gone. Your fans may never be many, but your words will live forever.