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Why is Leonard dressed in a graduation toga? And why can't three genius get a drone to fly? My recap of The Big Bang Theory for #ScreenFad  explains it all.
 
Three techno geeks ought to be able to get a state-of-the-art drone to fly, right? It's not as easy as it looks to Sheldon, Howard, and Raj on last night's new episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Graduation Transmission. Even Bernadette thinks they should call tech support. Meanwhile, Penny has a little surprise for Leonard when the flight to give a commencement speech is canceled. My recap for #ScreenFad of this fun episode is here:

http://www.screenfad.com/the-big-bang-theory/the-big-bang-theory-recap-speeches-and-drones-36714
The Big Bang Theory, The Graduation Transmission: Leonard goes off script on his commencement speech while Raj's drone takes Sheldon and Howard for a ride.
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This was one of the most challenging episodes of Person of Interest to recap - but because it was challenging, it was fun to map out. The episode was dark and emotional. See if you agree.
 
John Reese has secrets. Secrets he won't share with anyone. Anyone but homicide detective Joss Carter. But she's dead. Until last night's episode of Person of Interest, "Terra Incognita." This was a complex episode featuring flashbacks and flashforwards to tell John Reese's personal story and close a case Carter had been unable to solve before her untimely death. Here's my recap for #ScreenFad.

http://www.screenfad.com/person-of-interest/person-of-interest-recap-left-out-in-the-cold-36178
John Reese is left out in the cold, taking a very personal journey in this week's episode of Person of Interest, "Terra Incognita."
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My latest recap of Person of Interest for #ScreenFad  - "Search and Destroy."
 
The CEO of a major computer security company is under a hack attack by an artificial intelligence and it's up to Harold Finch and John Reese to save him. But why does the AI want him and what's the AI's ultimate purpose? That's the story behind this week's new episode of Person of Interest (CBS), "Search and Destroy," and here's my recap for #ScreenFad.

http://www.screenfad.com/person-of-interest/person-of-interest-recap-s04e19-search-and-destroy-35825
The trouble with Khan is his global virus protection program and the AI that's out to get him, this week's episode Person of Interest, "Search and Destroy."
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Did you enjoy this week's new episode of The Big Bang Theory? Here's my recap of "The Skywalker Incursion" for #ScreenFad.
 
Time to spare, what to do with a time portal - time unites everyone on this week's new episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Skywalker Incursion." See what gives in my recap for #ScreenFad.

http://www.screenfad.com/the-big-bang-theory/the-big-bang-theory-recap-s08e19-the-skywalker-incursion-35606
In The Big Bang Theory, The Skywalker Incursion, Leonard and Sheldon invade Skywalker Ranch and Howard and Bernadette battle for the Doctor Who TARDIS.
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+Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has no one to blame but himself. I'm sure that's what he was thinking when he attempted several times to apologize to producer Oisin Tymon after verbally and physically abusing him. But in the end, the BBC had no choice after a full investigation but to no longer require his services. 

It's another reminder that our actions have consequences, even for top television presenters. As a result, a television program beloved around the world is now diminished - perhap ended as we have all come to know and love it - because of one clumsy oaf who couldn't, once again, behave himself. 

Don't blame the producer, don't blame the BBC, and don't blame cultural PC. Blame Jeremy Clarkson who should have, and eventually did, know better. 

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32052736
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson will not have his contract renewed after the BBC concludes an investigation into his
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TURN OFF YOUR GOD-DAMNED PHONES WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING

That includes headsets, hands-free, whatever.  Do not smugly assume you can keep using a phone because you do it hands-free.  TURN OFF YOUR PHONES AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROAD, because otherwise this sort of nonsense happens:

http://happyplace.someecards.com/distracted-driving/driver-who-ran-over-three-teenagers-was-videotaping-her-son-in-the-backseat/

You are NOT better than everyone else.  Your conversations are NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN SOMEONE ELSE'S SAFETY.  You are NOT a better driver.  You CANNOT "handle it just fine".  It's NOT "okay this one time".  It's NOT "only for a second".

If you are engaging with your phone in any way, you are AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN.  Yes, some activities are worse than others (like this moron who was videotaping her kid in the back), but they are all increasing your risk of an accident.

http://www.distraction.gov/get-the-facts/faq.html

Smarten up, especially those of you with kids.  Does it terrify you that they'll one day be texting and driving?  Then model better behaviour FFS!  Are you sick of your teens being addicted to their phones?  Then show that you're able to put yours down when required!

I am closing comments because I do not want to hear a bunch of entitled people explain why it's so important for them to put other people's lives at risk.  Peo and I were in a Civic crushed between two SUVs because of someone who was on her phone.  I have separately been rear-ended by someone on a phone.  I don't want to hear why you're so much better than those people who thought they were driving safely as well.

If my father-in-law could pull over to take calls when he was an on-call pediatric hematologist working with very sick children, you can pull over to take your calls too.
It's time to put down the phone while driving. I'm telling myself, too. That can't help your premiums. (via KATU) This hasn't been a great week for stories about moms behind the wheel. Don't let it
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And they saved the best line for the preview of next week's new episode, which I tagged on at the end of the article. Love me some The Big Bang Theory!
 
The alpha males dominated on last night's new episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Communication Deterioration," until the beta males - or was it the omega males - fought back. And Penny had a life-changing decision to make. See how it all turns out in my recap for #ScreenFad.

http://www.screenfad.com/the-big-bang-theory/the-big-bang-theory-recap-the-alpha-males-take-over-36310
In The Big Bang Theory, "The Communication Deterioration," the alpha males take over and the actress gets some good job advice from a socially awkward geek.
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Three hilarious unexpected moments on last night's The Big Bang Theory. Here's my recap for #ScreenFad.
 
Comedy is often an exploration of the unexpected with a humorous twist. So it was on this week's new episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Fortification Implementation." Here's my recap for #ScreenFad

http://www.screenfad.com/the-big-bang-theory/the-big-bang-theory-recap-s08e20-the-fortification-implementation-35955
The Big Bang Theory, "The Fortification Implementation" is all about the unexpected for Sheldon and Amy, Leonard and Penny, and Howard and Bernadette.
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Read An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments: A Fun Primer on How to Strengthen, Not Weaken, Your Arguments http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/an-illustrated-book-of-bad-arguments.html 
The science of argumentation can seem complicated, but in day-to-day terms, it quite often comes down to competing emotions.
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+Paul Jendrasiak is a great photographer and includes in his amazing career the photographing of rock bands. See his Fine Art Rock Star Photo Prints.
 
I added this week's 10 rock star photos to http://www.PaulJendrasiakPhotography.com/ They include: Roger Waters when he performed The Wall here in Grand Rapids in 2012, one of my favorite shots of Rob Zombie bathed in red light waving his dreadlocks, Blues Queen Koko Taylor singing her heart out in 1991, Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction rocking Kalamazoo in 1991, the late Sam Kinsion caught mid rant in 1991, a shot of Paul Simon I snapped on my 19th birthday in 1991, Cinderella's Tom Kiefer playing a fierce slide guitar solo, Keb Mo striking a joyful smile as he opens his show, Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers caught in an moment of high emotion and cool lighting, and Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains laying down a heavy riff. Each of these shots brings back a wonderful memory for me!
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I guest author articles like my recap of last night's new episode of Person of Interest for #ScreenFad. Take a look.
 
Last night's new episode of Person of Interest was about love and danger: Harold loved an artificial intelligence expert, but she put his life in danger. Root loved Harold so put his love interest in danger. John Reese looked after a dangerous bounty hunter who fell in love with Reese, while Reese's psychologist felt professionally in danger by him but was really in love with him. Get all the dizzying details in my recap of "Skip" for #ScreenFad.

http://www.screenfad.com/person-of-interest/person-of-interest-recap-s04e18-skip-35071
In Person of Interest, "Skip," we find hints of love and danger as Reese tracks a bounty hunter, Harold Finch and Root try to activate a worm in Samaritan.
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I can write on a variety of topics - if you're interested, let me know. I'd be happy to provide some URL's as examples. 
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  • e-Messenger Internet Consulting, Inc.
    Web editor and writer, 2001 - present
  • WZZM-TV
    Studio then writer/producer, 1973 - 1980
  • Amway Corp.
    Senior writer then editor, 1980 - 1999
  • Quixtar Inc
    Web editor, 1999 - 2001
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Michigan - Westfield, IN - Grand Haven, MI - Hastings, MI - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Madison, WI - Comstock Park, MI - Grand Rapids, MI
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Introduction
Writer and editor. Having worked in print for nearly 25 years and in the Internet for more than 15 years, I can write and edit anything but I specialize in the Web. I am very good at SEO and social media messaging. For hobbies, I slay cliches and write about books. In addition to Google + you will find me on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter - twice! Look me up and say hello!
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Been to every corner of the continental United States and lots of places in between.
Education
  • Hastings High School
    College Prep, 1965 - 1968
  • Hastings High School
    College Prep, 1966 - 1968
  • Kellogg Community College
    Physics and Math, 1968 - 1970
  • Central Michigan University
    BS Broadcast & Cinematic Arts, 1970 - 1972
  • Western Michigan University
    MA Communications, 1981 - 1985
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