“My RØDE Cast” Podcast Competition — An Update On June 18th, I told you about the “My RØDE Cast” podcast competition and invited you to listen and vote for my entry. Winners were announced today, and, alas, I wasn’t one of them. But I’m glad I participated. Maybe next year! If you’d like to listen to the winning podcasts, visit this page. Thanks again to everyone who voted … [Read more...] about News & Notes 3
My father passed away 8 years ago at the age of 92. I have many wonderful memories of him, one of which I thought I’d share today. It’s one I’ll never forget and explains a bit of the kind of relationship we had. I was well into my second career at the time, several years into operating the offset printing business I had founded in 1985. The business was growing quickly, … [Read more...] about Happy Father’s Day!
RØDE, the Australian manufacturer of quality microphones, mixing consoles, and other equipment used by podcasters around the world (including myself), is currently holding an international competition for podcasters called “My RØDE Cast.” More than 1,700 podcasters from around the world have submitted a 1-2 minute podcast as their entry for a chance at winning some of more than … [Read more...] about “My RØDE Cast” Podcast Competition
No, that’s not a rhetorical question. And there are no politics in this post. I like knives. There are few things in life so satisfying as cutting something with a sharp knife — cutting vegetables like you’re slicing through warm butter, opening an Amazon box with ease, carving a turkey, or slicing into a thick juicy steak with a sharp steak knife. Several years ago I … [Read more...] about Is Your Knife Sharp?
Robo calls are back. I've had three so far today; the first two were the usual, 0% interest on my credit cards, then “Your car warranty may have just expired.” But the third one I got just now takes the cake, inspired by COVID-19, I'm sure. The caller was live, not a recording, and wanted to sell me a ”final services" package. I had to ask him to repeat it twice before I … [Read more...] about Robo Calls Are Back
Welcome to Bob's Blog! I am a photographer, a graphic designer, a motorcoach operator, a podcaster, and — a writer. Bob Bergey The first three of those occupations were full-time professional careers — not all at the same time, of course. Were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, I would still be driving motorcoaches all over the US and Canada as I have been the last 17+ … [Read more...] about An Introduction