The innocence of the early World Wide Web – Part One

I was cleaning out some (very) old files today and came across a few articles I’d saved back in 1995 when the World Wide Web was starting to gain public notice. It’s fascinating to read how exciting and new the web was then. So hopeful and upbeat. Today, of course, we’re almost all connected to […]

PageMaker, Illustrator, and the advent of digital publishing

Who remembers Aldus PageMaker? I do; without it, I wouldn’t be celebrating a 35-year career as a graphic designer. In late 1987, I worked as a technician in the engineering department of a major commercial food service equipment company in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. We made the big refrigerators, freezers, and preparation tables that restaurants use […]

Imaginary islands

When I travel to a new place or try a new restaurant, I like to find out details about it ahead of time. Fortunately, the internet makes that simple for me these days. I can get reviews, photos, street views, and detailed directions on a map. Sometimes, though, when I get there, the place doesn’t […]

Cardboard Tigers: T. Walker, G. Wilson, Wockenfuss

Seventeenth and last in an occasional series. Collect ’em all! I’m working through a stack of Tigers baseball cards from the late 1960s and early 1970s, with occasional newer cards. Tom Walker pitched in 36 games for the 1975 Tigers, starting 9 of them and finishing 17 others. He had a 3-8 record, a 4.45 […]

Elida Yakeley, higher education pioneer

My day job is Director of Admissions for a community college in Michigan. In that role, I’ve been a member of the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) for several years, and am serving as the group’s president for 2021, our 100th anniversary year. Last week, I wrote the following item for […]