Why we need more apps like Clear

It’s simple: the user interface. The great thing about this new app is that there are no buttons, menu bars or other navigation tools that are common on iPhone and Mac apps. Everything in clear is controlled through gestures. I’ve been using it for the past couple days and love the simplicity of the app.…

Election is done, and now…

So the election is over. I don’t even know where to begin. It’s been really a nine-month effort with everyone at work. When our new company MLive Media Group launched, we focused day one on how we would cover the election. We all worked really hard and election night was not stressful like one would…

Currently reading: ‘The Price of Politics’ by Bob Woodword

I’m really looking forward to reading this book. Last summer, months after starting what would become the political beat at MLive Kalamazoo, our Congressman Fred Upton, was picked for the Supercommittee to reduce $1.7 trillion out of the federal budget over 10 years. There were 6 Republicans and 6 Democrats. This is the inside look…

Looking back at 9/11: one year after the 10 year anniversary

11 years ago, four airplanes were highjacked in one of the largest terrorist attacks in U.S. history. Last year, I wrote three stories for MLive and the Kalamazoo Gazette looking back on the ten-year anniversary. I talked to Larry Beer, a Kalamazoo-area psychologist who went to Ground Zero to provide his services to first responders.…

Currently reading: Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns

Reading a column a night before going to bed. Lots of great ones in here (judging by the table of contents). Amazon