Steve Lovelace

Phonetic Works of William Shakespeare 4

Spelling Reform

English Spelling is screwed up, though if you’re literate enough to read this sentence, you probably already know that. The real question is, what can we do to make it more logical? I’ve given...

Start Early with a Bill Gates Centerfold on a Wheaties Box 2

Early to Bed, Early to Rise

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” I don’t know if I’m all that healthy, wealthy and wise, but I do like to...

Playing Office Monopoly 1

Improv at the Workplace

In improvisational comedy (“improv”), the cardinal rule is “yes and”. Each comedian on stage builds on the previous performer’s idea. Using this method, you can take any simple situation and turn it in to...

Copyright Symbol Frowny Face 4

Copyright: A Generational Divide

During the SOPA/PIPA controversy, I was surprised by the nonpartisan nature of the debate. First off, the laws in question had strong bipartisan support in both the Senate and the House. SOPA was introduced...

Overweight Vitruvian Man 3

A Body Neglected

I feel that still strange feeling of oxygen flowing through my body. My muscles ache in protest and my stomach growls in anger. For far too long, I have kept my body neglected. Atrophy...

Beaumont Tower 4

My First Day of College

I still remember my first day of college. I got up early and rode my bike across campus. Along the way, I stopped at a pedestrian bridge over the Red Cedar River, watching people...

Samoan Eagle 1

Samoa Stories: Queen Mary 2

There wasn’t always a whole lot to do in American Samoa, so I found my entertainment where I could. One of my favorite things was trolling cruise ship passengers, like the time I went...