Month: September 2018

  • Penn State Homes Sales

    This mid-20th century “Penn State Homes Sales” office has sat on North Atherton Street, just a few minutes from Downtown State College, for decades. I wondered about it when first arriving at Penn State in 2005. In driving by it when leaving State College on Monday I noticed lots of equipment surrounding it, and thought […]

  • Deleting social media accounts

    Jaron Lanier’s “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts” is worth reading as an introduction to the problem of behavior-manipulating internet platforms. I’m more looking forward to Cal Newport’s “Digital Minimalism” book coming out sometime next year, because I suspect it might provide a less extreme response to the problem of excessive social content…

  • Labor Day in State College

    Happy Labor Day. I’m in State College, Pennsylvania this morning and enjoying this beautiful late summer day on my friend’s South Allen Street front porch. A view from that porch below, from last week when I was in town, along with some scenes from Downtown State College and Penn State’s campus from yesterday. Penn State…

  • Appalachian State

    Appalachian State

    Incredible season opener today for Penn State. I got into Happy Valley just after 1pm, visited with Ben Novak and Hollow briefly before Ubering to Beaver Stadium and tailgating for a few hours. Once the game started, met up with Anthony Christina and headed back to Park Forest Village where we watched the game. Closer…

  • Visiting Cincinnati

    Visiting Cincinnati

    I got in to Cincinnati on Wednesday evening, driving through a torrential rainstorm that let up just as I got into the city for dinner at Sotto’s. Spent the rest of the week huddling with Bobby Schindler to talk shop on the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network and both the next few months and…