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Steve Mencher
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Back from the Galápagos this weekend after two weeks - and still processing - here's something I wrote in a rush... but I enjoyed trying to capture the feeling in 750 words.
"The natural history of this archipelago is very remarkable: it seems to be a little world within itself; the greater number of its inhabitants, both vegetable and animal, being found nowhere else....
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Thanks for introducing me to this shop, Pepper. Here's what I wrote about it: http://www.drivethedistrict.com/2014/06/10/coffee-brewed-in-the-cloudsteampunk-tech-take-center-stage-at-dc-coffee-joint/
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@npr called it a "Morning After Pill for the Internet."@AARP Tech Monday on "The Right to Be Forgotten" —  http://bit.ly/1hXwb9P 
You might have grown up worrying that everything you did wrong would go on your “permanent record.” On May 13, the European Court of Justice ruled that Google, whose search engine is the permanent record of our digital lives, must remove links to information about Europeans at their request, if that information is “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.” Europeans will have the opportunity we all might like: to clean up our personal Web se...
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This new film about Bill Iffrig is inspirational - take 12 minutes today and watch it - 
As Boston transforms its annual marathon into an affirmation of strength, renewal and healing this year, I can’t help remembering last year’s “Fallen Man” who wouldn’t stay down. Blown off his feet by the first of two explosions, runner Bill Iffrig, then 78, was helped up by race attendants in the ensuing chaos, and thought to himself: “Hey, go for the finish line.” That’s just what he did. The Finish Line is the title of a short film on Iffrig a...
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Getting some fun feedback on this one - what are your favorite/scariest Cold War memories - and do you think we're headed to a new Cold War right now?
For baby boomers who grew up in the Cold War era, the latest headlines  — about the Russian annexation of Crimea and Vladmir Putin’s America-bashing speech — bring up uncomfortable memories. Who doesn’t remember that childhood fear of being herded into a flimsy bomb shelter with incoming Russian missiles overhead? As we worry about whether another Cold War could loom ahead, here are seven things we don’t miss about the first one: 1.  Duck and cov...
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Read all about it - a new way of making coffee brings the zing to an Ethiopian bean.
Open just since February, the Washington outpost of Philadelphia's La Colombe is already making its mark. The shop's Alpha Dominche Steampunk coffee maker is the star: it takes a carefully measured...
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We scour the earth each week - finding 11 things we all didn't know but can't wait to share. Join us!
News, discoveries and … fun 1. Google’s latest self-driving car doesn’t have a steering wheel or brake pedal. (Learn more at AARP) 2. Some astronomers insist that the likelihood of life beyond earth is “close to 100 percent.” scientists testified recently. (Learn more at The Independent) 3. Traveling the globe, Biddy the hedgehog is an Instagram sensation. (Learn more at Daily Dot)   >> Sign up for the AARP Money newsletter 4. If you think that h...
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Probably the worst thing about this news is that it's not surprising.
More than 15 percent of Americans over age 60 — some 9.3 million men and women — experienced the threat of hunger in 2012, according to a report just released by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger. From the start of the recession in 2007 to 2012, the number of older people threatened by hunger has jumped 49 percent. The report, based on statistics from the 2012 Current Population Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, says the foll...
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It's Tech Monday - at AARP - and we're curious about online quizzes. Yes, we know they fill a deep need, but for whom?
What city should you live in? Which Love Boat character are you? What superpower should you have? Fun quizzes are all the rage online these days. Buzzfeed (which says I should live in Portland, Ore.) is leading the charge, but even the scholarly Pew Research Center (“How Millennial Are You?“) and The New York Times (“How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk“) have a hand in the fad. The exercises are addictive, shareable, entertaining. So what’s not to...
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write, edit, make media, make change
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  • mensch media
    owner, 1990 - present
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    multimedia editor, 1997 - present
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My dad is in the last frame of The Front.
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  • University of Chicago
    1969 - 1973
  • High School of Music and Art
    Music, 1965 - 1969
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Communication/TV, 1983 - 1985
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Theater, 1973 - 1974
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