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News show host and newspaper publisher.
  • Google Plus Week & Newspaper Publisher
    Host, 2011 - present
  • McDermott Report
    Host, 2011 - 2012
  • Warren County Report Newspaper
    Publisher, 2006 - 2012
  • Frederick County Report Newspaper
    Publisher, 2009 - 2012
  • The Lynchburg Times
    Publisher, 2010 - 2012
  • U.S. Embassy London, England
    Grunt, 1985 - 1986
  • The Washington Star
    Paper boy, 1980 - 1981
  • Randolph-Macon Academy
    Teacher then Dir. of Communications, 1990 - 1999
  • Deltek Systems
    Programmer, 1993 - 1994
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Bentonville, Va.
Dacca, Bangladesh - Okinawa, Japan - London, England - Brussels, Belgium - Kifisia, Greece - New Dehli, India - Monrovia, Liberia - Lynchburg, Va. - Manassas, Va. - Fairfax, Va. - Islamabad, Pakistan
Host of Google Plus Week
I'm the host of the web TV show Google Plus Week and the publisher of three newspapers in Virginia: Warren County Report, Frederick County Report and The Lynchburg Times. They have a combined readership of about 70,000.

I also host daily News & Technology shows on Google+ and YouTube Live

If you are looking for information on my studio setup click here.

I am a former teacher and director at Randolph-Macon Academy where I oversaw the school's installation of internet connectivity in every dormitory room and classroom on campus in the mid 90s. We were the first school in the nation to do so. I also founded the school's low-cost internet service R-MA OnLine.

In 1993 I left R-MA for a year to work as a database programmer and write a computer game that sold over 110,000 copies.

I am a former radio talk show host who still fills in from time to time for the noon hour on WFTR and WZRV in Front Royal.

I am the son of a U.S. foreign service officer and was born in Okinawa, Japan. I have lived in more than 20 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and Africa.

I am a classic example of a creative person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a curse I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy and the greatest gift I have ever received.
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I had a cameo as "the evil print reporter" in Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. I have lived all over the world from poverty-stricken countries in between civil wars to the fanciest neighborhood on Abbey Rd. in London. I prefer something in between.
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    1983 - 1986
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    1983 - 1986
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An excellent idea: Give school kids stand-up desks

I use one now. On all of my shows or segments (video or radio) I am standing at my desk. I have a bar stool for times when I am tired. There is a period of adjustment but if you have to be at a computer for hours a day, standing is better than sitting.

(You don't need a fancy, expensive set-up. Just get some bed risers and stick them under your desk legs. You'll have a stand-up desk for less than $10. Get a bar stool for when you're breaking into it or just feeling lazy.)
4th graders and some 1st graders at an elementary school in San Rafael are using standing desks and it seems to be helping the students to maintain focus and dissipate excess energy.
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I am not sure why he is focusing on that either
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I agree. NBC should put Brian Williams back in the chair. Enough with the leaks already.

Have him apologize and move on. He's a human being. He exaggerated and bragged. The fish that got away wasn't really as big as he said. He likes the spotlight. So what. He's the best news anchor in the country. Bring him back. The viewers want him back. 

He didn't steal or commit a crime. He was vain. Imagine someone in the show business that is TV news being vain?

Lester Holt is very good. But Brian Williams is the best currently out there. Warts and all.

Roger Ailes would have handled this much better. (And sort of has...)
Did he damage his credibility -- or just the way the media likes to see itself?
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Yes, a human being, libel for his actions. Fire his ass. Actions have consequences.
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•Ha! Lincoln Aviator humor…•
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We had fun yesterday with some little horses!

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+Sy Bernot​ good way to put it.. The distinction between cable and dsl. Then dsl ip addresses should all be static.
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David Petraeus sentenced to probation for leaking secrets, lying to FBI
The retired general was sentenced to probation after admitting that he provided highly classified journals to his biographer and lied to F.B.I. agents.
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Here's a low-carb pizza experiment I made today w/ an egg crust instead of flour

It was really good. I put four eggs into a bowl, added some milk and Parmesan cheese w/ salt, pepper and garlic powder. Wisked it up and poured it into a WELL greased commercial aluminum sauté pan. Cooked it covered on low over a flame and then stuck the pan under the broiler to develop a 'crust' of sorts. Then topped it with my homemade pizza sauce, mozzarella and some veggies I had in the fridge. Baked it for a while on 350 and then broiled it again to get some browning going on, especially on the cheese and the 'crust' edges to make it look like a pizza.

+Craig Shipp saw the pics and couldn't tell it wasn't a regular crust. That's the ultimate compliment! :-)

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It's a frittata.  With toppings.  :)    doesn't matter  - they both came from Italy.
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Amazing quick read: Chinese kid has carried his friend w/ MD to class for 3 years

A friend indeed.
The pair's incredible friendship makes the load seem that little bit lighter
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Amazing story :)
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Diet Pepsi (FINALLY) dumping aspartame for sucralose (Splenda)

It's about time. No more headaches.
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No idea if it is dangerous +Captain Euro but aspartame absolutely gives me headaches. Splenda doesn't.
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Tonight's creation: Pan Roasted Chicken w/ Rosemary, Lemon and Bacon

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Thanks +Dan McDermott…appreciate your help 
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Comcast to announce it is dropping bid to buy Time Warner Cable - Bloomberg
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Thank God!!!!!!!
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