Malcolm Gladwell wrote last fall how strong ties like friendships are how high risk opposition works. Weak ties like Facebook cannot sustain them. So it is interesting how stories about the Egyptian revolution mention Facebook and Twitter as tooks. Naturally, Gladwell responded by writing, “Please. People protested and brought down governments before Facebook was invented.” Also, he… Continue reading Weak Ties
Sunset Over the Cafe, originally uploaded by Ezra S F. A pretty sunset was a good way to end a good day. I need more endings like this. I’m a little young to retire though. Meh.
The new buzz is a possible deal between legislators and Apple where Georgia middle school students may get iPads instead of textbooks. It is an interesting move. This sounded like it was about state money. So I was curious about the math. Assuming the $40 million a year for text books applies for all 1.3… Continue reading iPads for Georgia Middle Schoolers
PLEASE DO NOT WALK ON DUNES Originally uploaded by Ezra S F This is a dune next to the drive to the eastern beach area of Fort Clinch State Park on the north end of Amelia Island. Florida’s obsession with people staying off the dunes amuses me. The two beaches I usually visit are Jekyll… Continue reading Please Do Not Walk on Dunes
Not Much Room Originally uploaded by Ezra S F This was taken in one of the bastion tunnels to a firing wall at Fort Clinch State Park. I guess the soldiers were shorter than me back then? Notice Nannie in the background.
I was able to get within about seven feet of this armadillo. Apparently my calm approach while its back was to me presented no concern. Mom a couple hundred feet away talking loudly to Nannie about me was enough to get some attention. We were outside Fort Clinch State Park down in the moat. When… Continue reading ‘Dillo
Charred Originally uploaded by Ezra S F This was taken on Georgia highway 94 just south of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge last Sunday on the drive down to Amelia Island. I liked how the trees looked with the barked heavily burned. The swamps in south Georgia burn on their own. The US Forestry Service… Continue reading Charred