Archive for January, 2010

State of the New Economy: A Forecast

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Here is a great podcast featuring Seth Godin that gives a good assesment for the state of the current economy and world of work.

What the Frack

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
Nick, Activist

Nick, Activist

I met an activist yesterday outside SUNY ESF who wants to prevent fracking for natural gas in Central New York.

One Shot Mendes

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Alton Ritter sent me a story about street photographer Louis Mendes.  Ritter introduced me to Mendes during an industry meeting a few years ago. Mendes prefers film over digital and specializes in making double exposures with instant film.

Dr. King visited Cornell University in 1961

Monday, January 18th, 2010

While doing some research I saw these photographs from the collection of friend, fellow photographer and retired Ithaca ophthalmologist Edward Hart, M.D.

TP, R.I.P.

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Former Syracuse University Public Relations Professor Don Singletary said it best during a call in to WPHR-FM’s Old School Sunday show yesterday: “[Teddy] was so consistently good that you forget how much music he put out.”

Philadelphia has a host of favorite sons. Musically, Teddy Pendergrass is near the top of most people’s list.

Here’s a great podcast in memoriam by EJ Flavors.

Making the Grade

Saturday, January 16th, 2010
Lavell Ellick

SAS's Lavell Ellick

Apparently Syracuse Academy of Science (SAS) varsity basketball has passed the test. Three years ago when I covered their inaugural campaign they were winless and at the bottom of their division. I saw them play Onondaga last night and they won 73-63 to maintain their place at the top of the Patriot League division. They have gone from the basement to a serious contender thanks to a blend of speed and inside strength. Lavell Ellick (pictured above) was an original member of the inaugural team and last night he scored 19 points.

Marques Young

SAS's Marques Young

Welcome to 2010

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

I saw a video by Bishop T.D. Jakes at the beginning of this year where he talked about the importance of walking in (your) destiny,not walking in (your) history. He explained how oftentimes sequence or timing means everything. You can see the video here.