Things I Finished by Sarai: This Week’s Celebration

The Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration takes place over two days (November… more »

Murdoch Takes on Education Reform…

In an opinion piece appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch, the chairman & CEO of News Corp. (which owns the Journal), talked about education reform. He opened by saying he favored the Steve Jobs model and referenced the “1984” Super Bowl ad. “Our children are growing up in… more »

Nicely Done! Google Pays Tribute to Lucy…

On Saturday, the Google Doodle was a fitting tribute to Lucille Ball (“I Love Lucy”) on what would have been her 100th birthday. Using a vintage television that had a volume on/off switch and a play button, Google showed famous clips from the television show. You can read more about… more »

Inkling: Innovative e-Textbooks for the iPad

Talk about innovative!  Matt MacInnis, a Nova Scotia native, Harvard grad, and former Apple employee (eight years), has founded a company called Inkling that mades digital textbooks for the iPad. One of the company’s breakthrough offerings, as mentioned in a Bloomberg/Businessweek feature, is called Brooker Biology which features a 3D… more »

Stop Apologizing Already: We Admire Your Spirit & Civic Pride…

San Francisco Chronicle writer, Scott Ostler named Vancouver ‘Fans’ the Knucklehead of the Week. Glad to see that he put single quotation marks around the word fan because the group of troublemakers that took over the streets of downtown Vancouver after the Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday… more »