Will Google Translate Ever Work with Animal Sounds?

Google Translate is a free multilingual neural machine translation service developed by Google, designed to translate text and websites from one language into another. It offers a website interface and a mobile app for Android and iOS. As of January 2021, Google Translate supports 109 languages at various levels and as of April 2016, claimed … Continue reading Will Google Translate Ever Work with Animal Sounds?

My Recent Health Issues, and Gratitude

The primary reason for sharing the story below is to help anyone who may search the web someday for a possible explanation for symptoms similar to what I had experienced. I know that is what I did, but nothing I found matched what my diagnosis turned out to be. It started on New Year’s Eve … Continue reading My Recent Health Issues, and Gratitude

My Favorite Moment from the Inauguration Ceremonies

There were many highlights from the past couple of days of inauguration ceremonies, including the performances by Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, and Amanda Gorman. But I think my favorite was a simple tweet from President Joe Biden: https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1351918910199631872

Lost in Translation

This is the third post I've gotten from reading Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life by Rory Sutherland, and the second time I'm using the quote copy feature of my Kindle app. Here's the paragraph that captured my attention:  I had never heard of this translation … Continue reading Lost in Translation

Music Monday: The Music of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tonight’s post is a reblog of one I wrote two years ago as a Music Monday that featured the music related to Martin Luther King, Jr. There are a few reasons for reblogging this old post. First, I think it’s a nice way to pay tribute to one of our greatest heroes. Second, the old … Continue reading Music Monday: The Music of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Different Way to Get Ready for the Semester

  I start teaching in a little less than two weeks, and in addition to getting all the course material ready, I also thought I'd check out my classrooms this week to make sure everything was there that I would need and that I knew how to work the technology. Plus I had to take … Continue reading A Different Way to Get Ready for the Semester

A Dozen Universal Truths

Apple products are better than PCs and Android A smile is better than a frown Warm weather is better than cold Guinness is better than Bud Sunrise is better than sunset Vacation time is better than working time Ruffles potato chips are better than regular Women are more mature than men Bruce Springsteen and the … Continue reading A Dozen Universal Truths

Is My Blog About to Pay Off? $$$

I started blogging six years ago with two primary goals. First, to monetize the site, make a gazillion dollars, and retire early. Second, to be a guest on one of the late-night talk shows. Well, at this point, my agent has not been able to find a time that works with my schedule to appear … Continue reading Is My Blog About to Pay Off? $$$

Send in the Clowns!

Clowns, for some reason, seem to have gone out of style. Sure there were always a few kids creeped out by a clown, but I think, for the most part, clowns used to have a good reputation. That is no longer the case. Everyone seems creeped out by clowns now. Well, not everyone. I like … Continue reading Send in the Clowns!

First, It Was Cutting Out Soap. Now, It’s Cutting Back On Showering?

Back in September, I wrote a post about a small but seemingly growing number of people who have stopped using soap and other such detergents, believing that such products have harmed our skin microbiome. Such harm could lead to an increase in inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and acne. Sandy Skotnicki, a Toronto-based dermatologist … Continue reading First, It Was Cutting Out Soap. Now, It’s Cutting Back On Showering?