Pro blogger, media architect, student of environmental and computer sciences, social media guy, ultimate frisbee player. I live in Portland, Maine, write for MNN.com, and work anywhere there's a good project.
Parkour! Parkour is the art of moving from one place to another in a fast, fluid, efficient, and dynamic manner with nothing but the clothes on your back and the shoes on your feet — and even those are optional. Practitioners of parkour work to perfect their ability to leap, grasp, swing, roll, and stride under, over, around, and through any kind of obstac […]
Hail is no joke. Beachgoers in Novosibirsk, Siberia, recently found that out after dark storm clouds intruded on their summer day (temperatures were near 100 degrees Fahrenheit) and pelted them with volleys of hail. Someone happened to be filming during the "attack of the storm" and caught this on video: […]
You know you’re having a bad day when you get your head stuck in a buffalo — and the wrong end of a buffalo at that. This video shows a poor young, eager lion cub who made the mistake of diving into the backside of a buffalo without a good exit plan. The poor little guy (or girl) is seen in the video thrashing around and appears to pass out from the lack o […]
When the United States soccer team faced off against Ghana earlier this week during the 2014 World Cup, officials in Ghana were carefully monitoring the electricity grid against any disruption caused by millions of Ghanaians tuning into the game.
Time is a relative thing. Einstein’s Theory of Relativity said (among other things) that the passage of time can appear to be different between two observers depending one their particular situation (where they are standing relative to the object they are observing and how fast they are moving themselves). […]
With less than a week to go before the opening kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, last-minute preparations are being finalized in the 12 cities and stadiums set to host the 64 games of the series. With more than 3 million visitors expected to travel to the country for the games, the South American nation has been working around the clock to make sure its in […]
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor has been an important part of the city ever since it was designated as an official port of entry for the Maryland tobacco trade way back in 1706. Economic redevelopment and renewal has been going on around the harbor since at least the 1950s, and today you’ll find bustling streets, shops, condos, and green open space surrounding the […]
I’ve been virtual pals with designer Eric Benson since 2006 when he first launched Re-nourish, a website dedicated to the principles of greener graphic design. That was right around when I started working as a blogger and I’ve been a fan, reader and friend of his every since. Through the power of Facebook, I’ve been able to keep up to date on his work and kn […]