Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I'm Still Here

I know... I don't update this blog as often as I should. Maybe I just spend too much time on Facebook and Twitter LOL.

Things have been pretty good since my last post. Since I write a technology column for, Verizon Wireless sent me a Motorola XOOM tablet (competitor of the iPad2) for me to test for a few months. Sweet!! It's not the iPad2, but I'm in love. I also get to appear on an expert panel sometime in June to discuss it. Yay! I'm an expert (but you already knew that *GRIN).

My music has also been picked up by Emerge. They are a company that plays music in stores while you shop. They are currently playing five of my original songs. How cool is that? And I get payed every time they play one. I might not be Lady GaGa yet, but you have to start somewhere. Who would have ever thought that someone could be shopping for underwear while they hear my music?

Red Tent Radio (the radio show that I edit and appear on every week) is doing pretty well. We got picked up by a radio station in Kansas City, MO a few weeks ago and our listener numbers have doubled.

With all of this success, though, sometimes I feel like the loneliest person in the world. Sometimes, working from home sucks. Don't get me wrong... I wouldn't change it for the world, but I'm a people person and some days my only friend is my computer... (Oh... and my iPhone, of course) And that sucks. Since I'm trying to cast alcohol completely out of my life (watch out cigarettes... you're next), it's kind of hard to find places to hang out with my friends (since they all seem to want to hang out in night clubs. And honestly, where else is there to hang out in Dayton, OH besides nightclubs??)

I guess that's about it for now. I think I'll go eat some rock soup.

[I really shouldn't complain though. We all have our down days, but overall, my life rocks... so yeah... I think I WILL go and make some of that (my life Rocks) soup].

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

It's been awhile

I know... I know. It's been awhile since I've posted anything on here. I've been rather busy lately. And that isn't an understatement. As some of you might know, I'm working on two radio shows, writing music and running my own graphic design business. There literally aren't enough hours in the day. I'm even doing "brainstorming" in my sleep. But, oh... it's so wonderful to be busy. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Things are still going downhill with my Grandmother's mental state. I love going to visit her, but it isn't easy. She's been making my Dad feel pretty bad because he won't "Take her home" every time he visits her (which is quite often). I've only been a few times.

I'm going to go spend a few days with my Good friend Curt down in Lebanon, OH. I need to get out of the house for a change. Besides grocery shopping and getting a haircut, I've been kooked up in the house working. Don't get me wrong... I'm taking my computer with me. I still have to work. It will just make my at home job an away from home job for a few days.

It's starting to get warmer. Thank goodness for small favors.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Great headphones, terrible name

My daily article for 1-12-11

Have you ever been wearing a pair of headphones and had them catch on something? They get pulled out of your ears and sometimes they even get broken. One company has created a pair of headphones that is supposed to combat that problem.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Former Dayton area resident creates app for do-gooders

My daily article for 1-12-11

Jason Bornhorst, a former resident of Sugarcreek Twp. and Alter High School graduate, is responsible for creating a free app for the iPhone called DoGood. It is an app that gives you one good thing to do each day. It could be as simple as “Smile at someone” or “Give someone a compliment today”. Bornhorst created the app in 2009 while he was attending the University of Miami.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Verizon announces iPhone for its network

My daily article for 1-11-11

That giant roaring sound you hear is millions of Apple Fan boys and girls screaming in delight over today's long awaited announcement: The iPhone for Verizon has arrived. Well, it WILL arrive. Current Verizon customers can start pre-ordering the phone on February 3 and all others can start on February 10.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Government proposes internet ID card for all Americans

My daily article for 1-10-11

President Obama has said that he will give the United States Commerce Department authority over a proposed national cybersecurity ID card. The goal is for everyone to have one ID to use on the internet, as opposed to having to remember multiple login names and passwords.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Get free WiFi almost everywhere in Dayton

My daily article for 1-9-11

WiFi connections are everywhere. People have them in their homes, and businesses have them to lure customers with a perk. If you have a laptop or a WiFi capable smartphone, you are ready to go.

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Rumors still fly about a Verizon iPhone

My daily column for 1-8-11

Even before Apple released the very first iPhone in 2007, rumors have abounded about an iPhone on the Verizon network. As most people know, Apple signed an exclusive contract with AT&T to carry the iPhone. That exclusive contract is set to expire and, once again, the rumors mill is astir.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Read me on your iPhone or mobile

You can now go



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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Facing Life

Now that I have moved back to Dayton, OH I am forced to face the reality that my Grandmother is in a nursing home. The last time I saw her was a little over a year ago (Christmas 2009). She was lucid then. We played cards together (yes, with REAL cards) and we had a very nice time together. She even made a comment about whether or not I would ever look back and remember that (this) time together. Now, I think about it all the time.

She's in a nursing home now in the "beginning" stages of dementia. I put that in quotes because I beg to differ with the term "beginning". While I haven't seen her yet, the way she is now, I have been getting updates from my parents. Half of the time she doesn't know who people are or where she is.

Which brings me to my current situation.

I need to go see her, but I'm scared. I'm scared of shattering the memory of the last time I saw her. When she still had a sparkle in her eyes and knew who I was. Her Grandson.

I lost my maternal Grandmother a couple years ago and I'm still reeling from that. But I know that I should feel lucky that my paternal Grandmother is still around. Even if her mental capacity is waning.

I'll go see her in a few days.

I think I'll take a pack of playing cards with me too.

My first Examiner article written from Dayton

I have just posted my first article under my NEW title of Dayton Technology Examiner. I will miss writing as Toledo's Tech Examiner, but to be honest, there is more to write about here in Dayton.

Here it is:

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Dayton Technology Examiner

As some of you know, I have been writing a column for as their Toledo Technology Examiner. Now that I have moved to Dayton, OH, I am lucky enough to have secured the Dayton Technology Examiner position.

I will be taking a few days to get settled, but look for my new column on I will, of course, post here when that happens.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I'm moving to Dayton

I will be moving back to Dayton, Ohio this week (from Toledo). At least I'm only going from bad to bad ... as opposed to bad to worse.

No offense to anyone. I only say this because both cities are dying. People, businesses and jobs are all moving away from Ohio.