Where is the conversation?

Photo: 7MagicMountains A conversation is communication between two or more people. A good conversation occurs when people listen to one another over time. (poster). This rambling essay addresses three questions: What have we learned? Where do we want to go? And … Where is the conversation? Let’s explore current online platforms that enable the gambit …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2020

Photo: American Rugbier Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2020. For the first time the coral of the Great Barrier Reef found to be bleached from north to south. This is the third major coral bleaching event in five years. Embedded Tweets Analysis is underway after Reef-wide aerial surveys …

After the pandemic

RoofDog After the pandemic, where would you like to travel and who would you like to visit? Spanish: Después de la pandemia, ¿a dónde te gustaría viajar y a quién te gustaría visitar? Embedded Tweets I'm starting to compile a list of #Arizona places I plan to revisit when travel is safe once again. Here's …

Favorite People and Places in Las Vegas

Photo: Bike Share is Golden Favorite places in Las Vegas? I have some faves, mostly family-friendly and inspired: RTC Bikeshare Clark County Wetlands Park Community Healing Garden Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace Neon Museum Old Fort Museum Clark County Museum Pinball Hall of Fame Fabulous Las Vegas Sign Vegas Vaquero Seven Magic Mountains Great Buns Bakery Tomato …

Clark County Museum

Photo: Anniversary Closed but still awesome, one of our fave museums, Clark County Museum hosts a virtual tour Wednesdays, noon Pacific, from Heritage Street in Henderson, Nevada. See some history of Las Vegas and southern Nevada with questions and answers! facebook.com/ClarkCountyMuseum Ask Mark question every Wednesday at 12pm Posted by Clark County Museum on Wednesday, …

Palenque

Photo: Michael Swiggart, Green Palenque was one of the most powerful of the late-classic cities in the Maya World. Today, the site and nearby town are popular with national and international visitors. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/3H7oGWoUHUzBhLy97 Located in the southern state of Chiapas, the park is quite spectacular when you realize that in addition to what …

Poverty Alleviation and Tourism

Photo: World Bank Poverty alleviation starts with creation of employment. A few words about language. We prefer the term poverty alleviation tourism over ‘Pro Poor Tourism,’ a clumsy term with noble sentiments. From the name it is unclear whether this tourism exploits the poor or works toward the alleviation of poverty. Also, watch your language …

Poverty Porn

Buzzwords poverty porn = intimate depiction of poverty seen as being for the entertainment of an audience which is wealthy by comparison and therefore as being exploitative. Elsewhere on the Web macquariedictionary “Poverty porn” doesn’t raise awareness—it stigmatizes people who deserve better – @AWutich Recommended Listening David Pocock Questions Any egregious examples of ‘poverty porn’ …

Immediate Now

Buzzwords One of the buzzwords that should signify the expectation that things happen right now, whether or not that’s a good thing. Customer service? We want it now. Attention, please. Now. Presenting, the immediate now. The immediate now is often expected in real-time messaging. How do we respond to messages that demand an immediate reply? …

Charlotte, North Carolina

Photo Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and the county seat of Mecklenburg County. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/dSCWgN1x3wqNkEMT8 Murals 15 of Charlotte’s newest murals and the meanings behind them Trails Rail Trail Twitter @CLTgov Elsewhere on the Web charlottenc.gov – @CLTgov http://www.fox46charlotte.com – https://www.facebook.com/fox46charlotte – @FOX46News charlotteobserver.com https://livestream.uncc.edu https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/USNC0121:1:US @FinePatisserie TripAdvisor …