My next gig: teaching at Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be the Scripps Howard Visiting Professional at Ohio University for the upcoming academic year. Some of the proudest moments of my journalism career came under the Scripps banner. Spending a year at OU teaching journalism seems a perfect next step for me. The Scripps School of Journalism is a […]

Builder goes big …

Great to see Builder win the Magazine of the Year award in the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ Azbee Awards. Congrats to everyone who made this happen. Despite all the change that was happening at Hanley Wood through 2013, the staff still managed to produce top-caliber work. (I notice Architect also nabbed more than […]

Men with insight, men in granite …

You are navigating a post-apocalyptic world. Suddenly, you stumble on something as terrifying and revelatory as Charlton Heston’s discovery at the end of Planet of the Apes. A giant, bronze statue of Bob Benz with the epitaph: Bob is so Great. This could happen. If I donate $750 to “The Silent City,” a film that’s […]

A Capitol day

Capitol, a photo by Suffering the Benz on Flickr. Lara and I spent Saturday exploring museums. First, we hit the Gauguin exhibit that’s at the National Gallery of Art. Great stuff. We also drifted through a nice exhibit of Gabriel Metsu’s work. I wasn’t really familiar with the 17th century Dutch painter. I also spent […]

YinzCam … it’s a ‘Burgh thing

Pittsburgh startup YinzCam is getting a little love from Mashable. Very cool idea. It gives sports fans the ability to see different angles/replays on their mobile devices while they’re at the game. The interesting stat is that when they first rolled it out at a Penguins game at the beginning of the 2009 season, 10 […]

Liberating my iTunes library

Our home had become a disconnected, cacophonous jumble of music-playing gadgets that was making me crazy (or, more accurately, crazier). We have three full stereo systems (living room, TV room, workout room), a Bose radio knockoff on the porch and an Ubuntu-driven  computer playing Internet radio  in the dining room. What I wanted: A network […]