I took this photo on the very first Earth Day, 52 years ago today, when I was a senior at Pennridge High School in 1970. It was taken from one of Carson's cargo helicopters; Carson Helicopters is based in Hilltown Township (Perkasie, PA address) since 1958. Their helicopters have provided various services around the world to this day. Interesting side note: they manufacture the … [Read more...] about Happy Earth Day!
One of my favorite classes in high school was typing class. I took it two years; the first year was on manual typewriters. The second year was on electric typewriters — IBM Selectrics — which were introduced by IBM in the early 1960s. Typing was a soothing, almost cathartic exercise for me, and, best of all, there was never any homework! You couldn’t take the typewriters home … [Read more...] about Can I Type Faster Than You?
Guest Post by Alan Miller This guest post was written by a friend and former pastor of mine, Alan Miller. Alan is currently serving as the Team Leader for the Anti-Racism Team at Neffsville Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA. It was originally published here. White Privilege??? Some of us cringe at the phrase white privilege. When we think of privilege we think of the … [Read more...] about White Privilege
Have you voted yet? Pennsylvanians no longer have to wait until Election Day to cast their vote in this presidential election year. That’s especially good news considering the pandemic when you might want to avoid long lines and the possibility of poor social distancing at your polling place on Election Day. But there’s a catch: you must request a mail-in ballot by October … [Read more...] about It’s Not Too Late for Early Voting in Pennsylvania!
Our mail-in ballots arrived yesterday, and Susan and I just got back from dropping off our completed, signed and sealed ballots at the official ballot drop box in Quakertown for Bucks County voters. There was no line, but it was a very busy place, people in and out constantly while we were there. After all the issues regarding the United States Postal Service recently and … [Read more...] about I Voted!
My Facebook profile was cloned today. Someone copied some of my public profile photos, added a bit of other information to the profile, then began sending out friend requests to others who were already friends of mine. Several of my Facebook friends notified me today that my profile had been cloned, that they had received friend requests from me. I had not unfriended anyone … [Read more...] about Has Your Facebook Profile Been Cloned or Hacked?