Readers: Back in 2013, I did a multi-blog post on the 1854 cholera epidemic in London. Most of the reference material I used was based on Steven Johnson’s riveting book, The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (see book cover below) What I want to discuss today are […]

Source: –, The Logistics of Santa Claus, Broadstreet, December 25, 2015, http://www.broadsheet.ie/2015/12/25/yu

Source: Brown, Scott, Remembering “Remember Pearl Harbor”, The Orange County Register, December 7, 2011, https://www.ocregister.com/2011/12/07/remembering-remember-pearl-harbor/. This year, 2018, it has now been 77 years since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. President Franklin Roosevelt called it “the day that will live in infamy,”  and thrust the United States into World War II. Here’s […]

Josh’s Bio Josh is the Senior Director of Data Visualization for Comcast’s Enterprise Business Intelligence team. He leads both the Tableau Center of Excellence (COE) and a team of data visualization experts. Josh is also an adjunct professor of data visualization for Temple University and a co-leader of the Philadelphia Tableau User Group (PhillyTUG). Questions […]

Source: Snibbe, Kurt, Here is a primer for Hanukkah 2018, which begins Dec. 2, The Press-Enterprise, The Orange Country Register, December 2, 2018, https://www.pe.com/2018/12/02/here-is-a-primer-for-hanukkah-2018-which-begins-dec-2/. Hanukkah, also referred to as the Festival of Lights, began at sunset yesterday. Hanukkah is celebrated for 8 days so we will be celebrating, eating latkes, and lighting candles until December […]

A few years ago, Peter Gorman (photo: above) took a one-year, solo bicycle trip around the U.S. and Canada. he rode over 11,000 miles in one big loop. After the trip, Peter designed some graphic maps inspired by the places he visited and opened an online shop called Barely Maps. Since then, his designs have been […]