Saturday, January 28, 2012

Google search now useless

Wow. Google search just destroyed itself. I'd been reading about the new 'personalization', wondering what it would mean to me -- it means Google search is now completely useless. I just did one of my usual searches and it returned eight hits. 8! Six of which are pages I posted myself. Yeah, when I'm 'searching' for info, I just want to talk to myself and not learn from anybody else.

I switched over to incognito search, did the same search, and got ten PAGES of results. Some of that is garbage, but most it returned lots of hits on things relevant to my topic that I didn't write.

I went over to and got 111 hits.

Google, stop trying to 'help' me! You've ruined gmail as it is, Google+ 'real names' policy sucks rocks through a garden hose (even with the new changes), and now you've gutted the best thing you had going.


Monday, January 02, 2012

Five Levels of the Watershed

Very excited to be part of this! Composer Erik Spangler contacted me in 2010 because he was searching for poetry of the Chesapeake Bay to be part of his new composition. It has come to fruition. It's an orchestral sound poem that includes music, environmental sounds, and tanka poetry. You can also listen to it free online at:

You can learn more about composer Erik Spangler at: