Something Wonderful

Something wonderful is happening today! Standing in long lines were hundreds of same-sex couples waiting to get their marriage licenses after voters in Washington State approved their right to legally marry. I have never understood why 2 people, that love and care for each other, should not...

2 Months – Some Facebook Dec05

2 Months – Som...

It’s now been 2 months and where do I stand on the while Facebook thing? Muddled… So: The election is over, so rants & pontifications from all sides have subsided significantly – except for sore losers Thanksgiving has passed, so everyone that felt a need to express their thanks is...

1 Month – Facebook Nov11

1 Month – Face...

After about of month of going off Facebook, what’s life like? Well, the feeling is very similar to when I turned off Comcast TV. Kind of missing it, but not really? When I turned off Comcast TV, it was more of a “I don’t want to pay for so many things that I never have nor will ever watch”....

The Power of Words

A friend of mine once said “Words matter” to which I firmly agreed. He said it in an off-handed way, kind of under his breath and to someone sitting near me. As often happens, a small comment in an indirect manner, at the right moment, can have a profound impact on my thoughts and feelings. I...

Marriage Act Ruled U...

On Thursday, Oct 18th, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York stuck down the Defense of Marriage Act. In Windsor v. United States, the surviving spouse (Edith Windsor) of Thea Clara Spyer inherited her property but, because her union was not recognized by the IRS, she faced a...

Audi E-Fuel

Audi did some really smart thinking here. Take the CO2 produced by burning garbage, use wind and solar energy to create Hydrogen. However, they recognized there isn’t a way to effectively distribute and fuel cars with Hydrogen. So – and this is the really smart part of the idea –...

No Facebook Day 4 Oct18

No Facebook Day 4

Since I decided 4 days ago to limit my Facebook interaction, I’ve had a few friends tell me they are doing the same. However, maintaining contact from afar will be a challenge. So, they really can’t turn if off completely – and so far, neither can I… Let me explain. I essentially have 5...

Timeout Facebook Oct14

Timeout Facebook

I’ve decided that it is time for a timeout Facebook. Why? I have lots of friends. I keep up with what’s happening despite the limited personal contact and international locations. I love some of the aspects of Facebook and the power of social networking. However… Sometimes I see things I...

Martyn Ashton

Martyn Ashton takes the £10k carbon road bike used by Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins (winner of the Tour de France) & Mark Cavendish for a ride with a difference. This is the cycling equivalent of Parkour. Even if you are not a cyclist, this is must...

The Newsroom on HBO Oct10

The Newsroom on HBO

What an incredible and timely series on HBO. The dialog is smart but dense, sometimes coming at you so fast it’s hard to keep up with the genius this writing really is. It’s provocative, thoughtful, and assumes the viewer is an intelligent individual that doesn’t need anything “dumbed down”....

Politician destroyed...

The Australian Prime Minister literally shreds the leader of the opposition for being sexist, misogynist and a hypocrite. In a 15 minute speech, PM Julia Gillard pulls out examples of what Tony Abbott has said and done – then wraps it around the theme of “we deserve better”. What I love...

Honoring the Familie...

Honoring and respecting the values of those who serve our country is more than a moral obligation, it is the basic foundation that makes this country great – its respect for others. It is also speaks to a nation healing after recognizing that disrespect for returning military during the...

Steve Jobs 1 year after his passing

Steve Jobs passed 1 year ago today. To many, including me, he represented an irrepressible spirit with indomitable drive. He pushed people, teams and product development hard, often to the breaking point. Sometimes it was so intense people walked out of meetings shaking their heads – it was like being battered by a storm. I’m not going to argue the merits of his style, his product strategy or the viability of Apple after his passing – there are lots of opinions on that already. I will say that I agree with Bob Metcalfe, he is on my heroes list and there is nothing he can do to get off it. Apple published a short retrospective...

About Us Oct04

About Us

Something Went Right is about: Fun, joyful, and uplifting news, content, pictures and videos Inspiring and intriguing trends in psychology, technology, health, wellness and the human condition Critical thinking about today’s challenges and attempting to make sense of them Emphasis on doing the right thing, which means many things to many people but follows the values noted below What is our definition of doing the right thing? The foundation must be respect for the rights and beliefs of others, even though we may not agree or argue in opposition with the same, if not more intensity. It’s about living a life where we smile, appreciate,...

MakerBot 3D Printer

MakerBot Replicator 2 is the 2nd generation of a technology that allows you to design a 3D object, then “print”. This is a very cool technology in its infancy, at least from the awareness of the average citizen. In fact, some companies are starting to release their files so that their...

Welcome! Sep10

Welcome!

Welcome to Something Went Right! Yes, I changed it again but for a really specific reason – usability. The old style had drop down menus, but a sequential list of posts. The challenge that presented was finding an article after a short period of time. You would have to traipse down a...