Archive for July 2014

I Wonder at a Wonder of the World

blog by Robyn Wyman-dill

There are seven wonders of the ancient world, medieval world and modern world made by man. There are seven wonders of the industrial world and – seven national wonders of Portugal, Wales, and Serbia plus seven other countries. In 2001, the New7Wonders of the world list would join  the wonderland ranks. Another list with the internet came later.

I saw my very first wonder when I was eight and it made me smile.  All because it looked like a gigantic, collapsed wedding cake, titling to one side.  (Which I thought was representative of an individual, leaning away from the norm.)  Waggish in appearance, it stood eight stories high – surrounded by blue Tuscan skies – which seemed hugely impressive from a little girl’s perspective. Read the rest of this entry »

One and Sixty-Eight Years of Data

blog by Robyn Wyman-dill

While I am working on a blue cheese grilled sandwich(Watch Chef  so you can observe the masters construct a grilled cheese perfectly. I highly recommend the movie.) I take computer breaks to delete a staggering number of emails in my inbox.  And, I’m at fault – due to the fact – that I can’t seem to unsubscribe from sites successfully.  No matter how many times I try.

I keep dumping a lot of cyber waste in my computer trash. Trash that if it builds up can affect me and my computer.  Just like the trash that builds up in real life can affect me and computer and my environment. Then I’d be data-dead in the waters.  Without a paddle or an iPad to bail me out.  So I ask myself, where is the Source…the Deep Well…. for all this data?

I start at the information highway.  The Associated Press.  To take a look at what’s behind the fancy AP label.  Read the rest of this entry »

A Week in the Key of Life

blog by Robyn Wyman-dill

What a week it has been in sports!  With Novak Djokovic taking the title in a command performance at Wimbledon, while the Tour de France winds its way down 122 miles (197 km) of country lanes through Sheffield and York.  On average at a speed of 25 miles an hour.  And then, there is soccer.

Since we became global, the US has been building strength in this world sport.  Winning the hearts of multinational spectators in the process. The team would really embody the champion spirit in their game against Belgium and not let up – even after their defeat was sealed in the final moments. Between sporting events, I finish reading, Carrie White’s book, Upper Cut, with its silver cover and ‘silver lining’ ending. (See blog  Read the rest of this entry »