The Fault in Our Stars

John Green delivers a wonderful tale about Hazel, a teenager recovering from cancer — but this is not a cancer book. It’s a book about inner AND outer exploration of life.

Fitbit Ultra Wireless Pedometer and Activity Tracker

The Fitbit wireless activity tracker displays your steps, floors climbed, miles traveled, calories burned, and activity score right on the device with the touch of a button. Fitbit Pedometer/Activity Tracker product information I started using the Fitbit over a month ago. A coworker of mine was using it and I was impressed by the wireless […]

Journey versus Dawn of the Dead

Mashups of movies and rock and roll are spiritual and transcending. Everyone knows about Pink Floyd and The Wizard of OZ, but do they know about Journey’s zombie ballads? Chaos! The apartment building swarmed with police, refugees, and fugitives. No one was safe. Everyone was a target. And, that was before all hell broke lose! […]

Do pictures have a temperature? Do they make you hot or cold?

There are many ways to interpret photography. Sometimes innocence can lead us down paths we cannot see. What do you see when you look at photography? The woman leads a small group of children in to the art gallery, “Do pictures have a temperature? Do they make you hot or cold?” “No!” the children respond […]

Steve Jobs, the biography, by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs, the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination, connected creativity with technology unlike no other in his time. Based on dozens of interviews with Jobs, as well as interviews with family, friends, colleagues and adversaries. Walter Isaacson’s book, Steve Jobs , is an intimate study of a visionary and possibly a treatise on […]

Katniss vs Kirk — Thrown together by the need to survive.

Humorous motivational poster of the the ultimate match of The Hunger Games heroine Katniss and Star Treks Captain Kirk Katniss vs Kirk — Thrown together by the need to survive. Two colossal characters of science fiction must battle it out… I wonder if the fans of The Hunger Games appreciate Captain Kirk (played by William […]

What is SOPA?

The problem with SOPA is not that it is trying to stop websites that are distributing pirated content, but that is poorly worded and would make legitimate use of copyright protected material illegal. Sign the petition today. SOPA stands for Stop Online Piracy Act. It is a legislative attempt by the United States congress to […]

The American Taco Stand

A playful analogy of the tax system in the United States. American’s fixate on the percentage rate of taxation rather than the quantity of dollars it represents. By Terence Curtis 1/21/2012 It was so funny the day I opened a taco-stand… There was nothing original about the food, but there was originality in my pricing. […]

Amazon’s California Sales-Tax Reprieve Is Approved by Brown 9.23.2011

Brown’s signature on the bill ends a stare-down with Amazon over a June law treating affiliates – digital billboards – the same as brick-and-mortar stores that collect the state sales tax. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill in a compromise with Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) that gives the world’s largest online retailer a one-year reprieve […]

Observing September 11, 2001, ten years later.

What does mourning an event that occurred ten years ago achieve? Has 9/11 become a pathetic display of misdirected patriotism? Ten years later, I post on my niece’s Facebook wall “Happy Birthday” for she is nineteen today. She has grown to be a fine young woman in these past ten years. She is an outstanding […]

Meandering Through This Urban Wilderness

Terence Curtis delivers prose of vivid imagery describing a chance encounter with romantic crush at local bar and disco. The Alum Rock Writer’s Group lauded this poem as one of his best ever. by T. Curtis Green go-lights and orange glow lights — red HO DEA on the night’s black skyline. Clang! Clang! Clang! Slides […]

How to remove spilled ink

Spilled ink sucks. The ink stains leave spots that are difficult to remove. Here are a few tips for removing ink spots. Ink stains on your shirt. Oops! What a freaking’ disaster! This kind of thing can ruin your day. There you are standing in the bathroom washing your hands, regarding yourself in the mirror. […]