Month: June 2015

  • Apple Music

    When I had a few minutes this morning I updated iOS to 8.4. I’ve been eager to try Apple Music, and today’s its debut. After the first 12 hours with Apple Music, Beats 1, and the overall experience I’m all in. I agree with Walt Mossberg that it’s the best streaming service I’ve tried, and the […]

  • In the bookstore

    In the bookstore

    As of a few weeks ago, Conserving Mount Nittany is available in the Penn State Bookstore on campus, along with Nittany Valley Press’s The Legends of the Nittany Valley. It’s very meaningful for me to see this happen. Not just because I wrote Conserving Mount Nittany. Not just because I want to see more people…

  • Family resiliency

    In April, Centre Foundation brought in Tom Rogerson to keynote their Campbell Society luncheon. Tom is a family philanthropy adviser at Wilmington Trust, and a compelling speaker. I wasn’t there, but a friend recorded the talk for me and I sat down to listen to it recently. Over the past two years I’ve helped kickstart…

  • Big Spring Spirits

    I visited Big Spring Spirits in Bellefonte, PA tonight. It was Small Batch’s first gathering and it was a neat experience. Small Batch is a new thing, a member group for young professionals and others looking for distinctive bar experiences outside the typical State College area bar filled with undergraduates. We arrived at Big Spring…

  • Chewing on Laudato Si

    It took about 90 minutes to get through the 40,000 words of Pope Francis’s Laudato Si. I had Siri read it to me in its primitive robotic voice. Laudato Si is challenging because it demands engaging with creation and the environment in a much more comprehensive way than just through a material lens or through a policy…