Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in five of the Star Wars movies, passed away last week. I was fortunate to have had Peter as a guest at a Star Wars convention that I hosted back in 1997. I also was able to catch up with Peter at various toy and comic conventions over the years. […]

Readers: Last year, I was cleaning out our garage; something I had promised my wife I would do for many years. As fortune would have it, I stumbled upon a group of long-lost photos from our Arizona Star Warz Convention from 1997 (now 20 years ago). Most folks are not aware that I hosted and […]

Readers: The other day, I was cleaning out our garage; something I have promised my wife for many years. As fortune would have it, I stumbled upon a group of long-lost photos from our Arizona Star Warz Convention from 1997 (about 19 years ago). Most folks are not aware that I hosted and promoted the […]

Readers: I will be working in New York City this week. I came across these beautiful photos of 1910 New York City. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I will be posting New York City-related data visualization stories all of this week. I hope you check back each day to see […]

These days, it’s easy to take for granted what the magic of the Internet, wireless technology and fiber optic cables has made possible, but there was a time when sending a photograph a long distance in a short time wasn’t quite that easy. [SOURCE] For instance, in 1926, someone on an oceanliner called the S.S. President […]

Happy American Independence Day! I cannot think of a better way to honor those who have defended our great country than will a historical collection of American flags from our nation’s history. The national flag of the United States of America, often simply referred to as the American flag, consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of […]