Archive for July, 2010

Why Doesn’t the News Industry Get It?

This afternoon when I was driving to lunch, a panel of journalists was talking on WGBH/NPR about the effects and changes “New Media” is having on the old print world. A couple of their assertions had me irked: The reader commenting systems on newspaper websites are revolutionary and allow reporters to connect with their audience [...]


So, in case you haven’t noticed (you would have only noticed if you visited at some other point today), I’m moving away from my old “Titan” theme (potentially) and trying out some others. I’m naturally indecisive when it comes to things like this, and its especially hard since I’m not entirely sure what I want. [...]

OK, I’m not done yet but…

…knowing I have this blog and I can’t use it for blabbing about other topics than Russia until my verbose self finishes writing about the trip (don’t even get me started on how Alaska travelblogging turned out) is going to drive me nuts. Then it hit me: why the heck do I have to finish [...]

Atlas Park Shrugged

We’re finally at the Atlas Park Hotel, our modern resort complex in the woods that they’ve chosen as WRTC Headquarters. The drive over at 11:30pm local time last night wasn’t as interesting as it could have been during the day, but I still managed to glean a few cues from our surroundings. An interesting bit [...]


I write this sitting at the WRTC Russia 2010 meeting point, just between Immigration and baggage claim but before Customs control at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. Immigration was easy – the officer glanced at my passport and landing card, checked the visa, stamped it and opened the gate – no questions, I was free to [...]

London, Day 2

We awoke very early the next morning, Tuesday. Jet lag was minimal, as we had taken the morning departure from Boston rather than the red eye. You loose an entire day travelling, but you don’t get completely whacked on the sleep cycle front. The Greater London area has over 7 million people, and similarly dizzying [...]

London Calling!

As I write this we’re jet-setting off to Moscow (once again in business class, sipping my British “lemonade” [its carbonated and clear here...] and listening to She & Him Volume 2), having left London Heathrow just over an hour ago on our BA 767. I have no idea what awaits me in Russia, though I [...]

Living the High Life

I’m sitting – nay, lounging – in my rearward-facing window seat in the Club World class of our British Airways Boeing 777. Would you believe that I’m in an airplane at somewhere around 40,000 feet in the air over Cork, Ireland? (or I was at the time I wrote this) OK, that’s pretty believable. Believe [...]

Onward to Europe!

We’re on our way to Boston Logan to fly British Airways to London for my second trip this summer – and I never stopped writing about the first! I’m a terrible blogger. Hopefully I’ll have more time to write about this trip. BUT, enough of that – this will be my first time ever outside [...]