Category Archives: personal

Two years without caffeine

In December 2012 I abruptly stopped consuming caffeine.  I used to drink more caffeine than any of you, almost certainly, so going cold turkey and remaining decaffeinated was a major step.  (Why did I do this?  You can find the … Continue reading

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Snowed on, locked down, raiding electrons and getting zotted: a week of storms

Readers and other audiences often express curiosity about my family’s homesteading life.  So I thought I’d share a story of that experience in extremity.  I also want to get it down while it’s still fresh in memory. Last Tuesday a … Continue reading

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Ten personal books: a bibliophilic glance

I’ve received multiple versions of the following request on Facebook this month: “In your status, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and do not think too hard. They … Continue reading

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Returning to optimism

This week I received two doses of idealism, which made me realize I’d sunk into something like pessimism of late.  As a result I’m more optimistic about the future, despite everything. The first jolt came from a tv interviewer, who … Continue reading

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Joining the New Media Consortium

This week I’m excited to report that I’ve joined the staff of the New Media Consortium (NMC) as their new senior researcher. NMC and I go back a while.  I’ve been involved with NMC many times over the years.  Speaking at their … Continue reading

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Starting a business: one year of success

One year ago I launched Bryan Alexander Consulting and changed my life.  It’s been a wild ride, and a successful one.  Since I vowed to share this work through social media, I’ll use this post to reflect back on year … Continue reading

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A digital story about the holiday spirit and avoiding cannibalism

I made another digital story on the Cowbird platform.  It’s called “The night we almost ate the bankers“.  Cowbird liked it so much they recommended it as their story of the day – thanks, guys! Cowbird is a fascinating, perhaps … Continue reading

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