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This New Year’s Eve, Raise Your Red Solo Cup In Honor of Its Inventor, Robert Leo Hulseman

News of the death of Robert Leo Hulseman came during the this last week of 2016. While many of you may not be familiar with Bob Hulseman, most of us have used one of his patented products, the Solo cup.  Solo cups have been around since the 1970s and come in as many colors as … Continue reading

Three Notables on Time’s 2016 Person of the Year Short List

You should be aware by now that President Elect of the United States (PEOTUS) was selected as Time Magazine’s 2016 Person of the Year.  A number of news stories and interviews dedicated to this topic have aired or been written since the announcement earlier this week, however, the names of those making the short list … Continue reading

Small Business Saturday 2016: Shop Small In A Big Way on Saturday, November 25, 2016

Small Business Saturday is just two days away! Holiday shoppers are encouraged to patronize local small brick and mortar on Saturday, November 25, 2016. It is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores, respectively. Small Business Saturday was first observed in Roslindale Village, Massachusetts on November … Continue reading

Grady Gammage, Jr. To Discuss New Book At SusTech 2016

Phoenix, AZ.  Grady Gammage, Jr. is one of the featured keynote speakers at the upcoming SusTech 2016 Conference on Technologies Driving Sustainability on October 9-11, 2016 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 North 44th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008, USA.  Gammage, a part time academic, a practicing lawyer, an author, a sometime real estate developer and … Continue reading

The Maker Movement Is Coming to SusTech 2016

News Release: September 11, 2016 Event Contacts: Vivek Gupta, vmgupta@msn.com Ed Perkins, e.perkins@ieee.org. The Maker Movement Is Coming to SusTech 2016 Attendees Can Save When They Register by September 14, 2016 Phoenix, AZ. The upcoming SusTech 2016 Conference is packed with speakers and events, one of which is the Makers & Sustainability Workshop that will … Continue reading

America Has The Wright Brothers and Brazil has Santos-Dumont

Like so many other folks in the U.S. and around the world, I’ve been keeping up with the medals count but have only managed to watch a few of the sporting events of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this week. I did, however, carve out time for the opening ceremony on … Continue reading

Her-Story: A Mid-Summer Reading List of She-Roes and Courageous Women

Since creating the Her-Story category on this blog two years ago, posts filed under this heading have received a number of likes and comments and a few rave reviews. The idea for this category came during Women’s History Month 2014. After publishing a combined post for both African-American and Women History Months, it occurred to … Continue reading

Quick Reader Poll: Dacuda PocketScan Wireless Scanner

It happened again! I opened a recent email, began scrolling down the list of new product offerings, and there it was: the Dacuda PocketScan Wireless Scanner! My initial thoughts were: “I have to have one of these. I must have one of these.” For someone who works from home and in mobile mode, I immediately saw … Continue reading

NUMBERS: Distracted Walking Accidents On The Rise – Urban Periscope to the Rescue

Earlier this month I was introduced to urban periscope – a new device or sleeve for your iPhone that slides over the phone case with a lens on top like a periscope. The firm by the same name proposes that their device redirects your vision 90 degrees with a periscope so you can text and … Continue reading

In a Cup or on Your Wrist? How Would You Like Your Coffee?

This past week proved physically challenging for me in that I had at least one major event each day. As I approached the weekend, I definitely needed more than my regular cup of coffee to rev my internal cylinders and get out of the house on time. This makes my latest new product stumble-upon: the … Continue reading