COVID taught me to learn

COVID Taught Me to Learn New Things

Cut down palm leaves. Mowed my lawn. Assemble the lawn mower, lawn trimmer, blower, and palm saw. Garden and weed. Growing milkweed. Care for monarch caterpillars. Let go of monarch butterflies. Created organic fire ant repellent. Rescue snakes. Rescue frogs. Let nature do what nature needs to do. Baked gluten free apple and mixed berries pie. Baked gluten free cupcakes …

Laundrygate Strange Stories About the Future

Is the Future Safe? Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Laundrygate, Strange Stories About the Future, just might have the answer to what our future holds, this unusual collection of short stories explores unimagined aftereffects of technology. The four short wild and surreal tales envisions outcomes brought about by technological change, human curiosity, and imagining posthumanism worlds. These stories represent many worlds and opportunities that technologies could bring to reality. …

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Strange Futures Indeed

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Cathy Hackl, Future Insiders podcast, for Laundrygate, Strange Stories About the Future.  Cathy had great questions and probed on topics in Laundrygate that expressed living in virtual reality environments as probable futures. Cathy and I shared stories and experiences using virtual environments. Cathy’s knowledge as a futurist and expert authority on AR/VR/XR …

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RBG

When I saw the report of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, my heart sunk. I thought of her courage to live through the pain of cancer that was taking her life. The knowledge that her death would change all the legacy of her work. RBG fought hard and fought for all of us. The existing draconian state is the hardest on-going …

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Social Dilemma

Director, Jeff Orlowski nails the tragic-and-unfixable, addictive and manipulative behavior of social media. Social Dilemma describes the current state of social media and the many consequences of abuse. The intent of social media was to bring democracy to voice by making connection technologies accessible for all. The tech media giant founders, such as Facebook and Twitter did not really realized …

Laundrygate Strange Stories About the Future book by Tery Spataro

Laundrygate, Strange Stories About the Future

Laundrygate is an unusual collection of short stories about the unimagined aftereffects of technology. Do not get me wrong…I love technology. My stories are reflective tales about the unforeseen consequences of technology, which creates irresponsible, reckless, impulsive, deceptive, dangerous, scandalous, illegal, and lethal outcomes. My four short stories take on the types of technologies we have today to predict posthumanism …

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Dishonoring the Badge

When I saw the video of George Floyd murdered by Derek Chauvin, I vomit from the horror of what I was witnessing and broke down and cried. George Floyd’s death is an atrocity! My mind shouts very loudly, many questions. Why didn’t Chauvin know he was killing Floyd? Why did Chauvin treat Floyd like he did? Why didn’t Chauvin stop! …

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COVID-19 Emotional Consequences

COVID-19 Day 123 – There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis caused deep anxiety. The concern for the future may take people a long time to feel secure again. Readily available are many sources of primary research and analytics about the concern the COVID-19 crisis has on human behavior and attitudes. The Center for Compassionate Leadership took a different …

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Acts of Contrition the Movie

Acts of Contrition is about a priest grappling with faith, the past, his ride-sharing night-job, and his attempt to prevent a grieving penitent’s death. Movies that depict religious themes are not the typical genre I enjoy. I was pleasantly surprised by Acts of Contrition, a short film produced by a team of young filmmakers. The story is about a priest …