Launching the Fort Pitt Web Shop

Running my own business, the Web Communications Group, has been a great learning experience and very rewarding. The time has come to make some changes, though, so in October and November of 2013, I began putting a lot of thought into how I wanted to … [Read more]

I Feel Famous

And yeah, DE LA Soul is Killin it live in concert (after all these years)— chris field (@chrisfield_com) September 7, 2013 i.e., DJ Maseo from De La Soul retweeted me. Yeah, I'm easy to please. … [Read more]

Well don’t feel bad, baby …

The fact is that people are violent. Sometimes that violence unimaginably spills into the world of our children's schools. That is horrible, and makes my eyes well up with sorrow. But this story didn't turn out as badly as it might have, mostly … [Read more]

Physics of Guns Underwater

I enjoyed watching this guy explain the physics of a rifle shot occurring underwater. He brings in a slow-motion video capture team. We get to see a bunch of video from various angles underwater as the rifle fires. There are some (over my head?) … [Read more]

The Signal and the Noise

Nate Silver chopping it up with the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Nate explains why most predictions fail. Truth is, the world is a complex place with unknown numbers of variables at play. Folks … [Read more]

Looking forward to “Out of the Furnace”

As a western Pennsylvanian, I have to admit this trailer strikes a chord with me.  No, I was never a boxer nor did I even rescue a kidnapped sibling. But hey, I am more than happy to be engrossed in the scenery of this story about someone who did. … [Read more]

4th of July Was a Blast

I had a really wonderful 4th of July holiday with my family. We were invited to a number of cookouts, had a picnic, went to Idlewild, and finally, to Keystone Lake State Park. It was a blur of activity, but the weather cooperated for all of it and … [Read more]