Cell Phone Photography

Here are several tips on how to take better photos with your cell phone. Each camera is slightly different, but they generally have the following settings. I’ve sorted these tips by best/easy first. (And yes, I took these photos.) Brace Your Camera Against...

Our Canyons Trip

Helen and I took five days in mid-September to visit the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Bryce National Park, and Zion National Park. All photos by...

Physics…

Eight articles by Matthew Buckley, a theoretical physicist at Rutgers, describe the frontiers of contemporary particle...

Traditional Media vs. Social Media

Katherine Viner, editor in chief of The Guardian, wrote an essay about the impact of technology on the media. That’s the summary; the long description is “how social media and the web destroyed traditional news (newspapers, TV news, etc.)”....

Poems at my website

A few years ago, on a lark, I added a few poems to my website. I like poetry quite a bit and keep copies of favorites. Last year, I went to a weekend poetry reading. For many years, I’ve been translating Rilke’s poetry. I assumed few people cared about...

Dario Fo

(In 1981 or so, I was at the University of Heidelberg. My brother was at the London School of Economics. I went to visit him and after dinner, we went to see Dario Fo’s play Accidental Death of an Anarchist. It was brilliant and funny; I still remember it today....