Fun, Amazing, Etc.

This is the official blog of indie author / adventure writer Andy R. Bunch, author of the fantasy book, "Suffering Rancor." As always, I'll post funny or amazing things I find in my travels or from poking around online. This is a great place to kick back and relax a bit. You may note that I’m not too clean or too dirty. For more information on my book, go to Here are links to first two books and

Saturday, March 8, 2014

What Vancouver, WA. needs to do or be left behind! again scoups the main stream news by covering a series of efforts by Vancouver City Counsel and WSU Vancouver aimed at bringing our citizens into the modern era. Excerpts below and here's the link to the original article. But first my quick opinion.

What most people don't know is that we've changed eras. Our parents and grandparents grew up in the industrial age. When the wall dividing Germany came down the industrial age collapsed and the information age began. It took us a while to truly grasp what had happened but we know it now. What this means is that you do have permission to examine the wisdom of how your parents did things like build wealth and stability in their lives. Some of that advice is timeless, but some of it no longer applies.

IF you are among those who've not yet been forced to innovate a new path, I encourage you to explore technology changes and it's implications for yourself and your family. Don't let your children grow up digitally illiterate and don't rely on a school system that's sluggish to accept the change to teach them. You need more than just computer savvy to make it in the future. You need to know how to harvest creativity to solve problems. You need to know how to adapt and even read a bit ahead of the changes in order to compensate or you'll get bucked around and left behind. Watch this video and then ask yourself if you know half of what they're talking about. I know I'm preaching and I'm one to talk, I'm 49% Luddite. But one of my most consistent gifts is reading trends and you'll want to know as much as you can about this. Trust me!

Free Digital Literacy Workshops
Project Technology Makeover at Vancouver Library
-March 8, 1-3 pm: Information Age
-March 15, 1-3 pm: How to Research
-March 22, 1-3 pm: Learn How to Learn
Distraction and Difference at Cascade Park Library
March 29, 1-3 pm: Mobile Technology How-To
April 5, 1-3 pm: Multitasking and Gaming
Changing the Workplace at Vancouver Library
-April 12, 1-3 pm: Teaching Software
-April 26, 1-3 pm: Media Integration
Innovation Partnership Zone Introduction
-May 3, 1-3 pm: Vancouver City Hall
How You Can Help Your Child Be Ready to Read
-May 8, 6:30-7:30 pm: Cascade Park Library
-May 10, 10:30-11:30 am: Vancouver Library

Free Film Festival at the Kiggins Theatre
“The Social Network”: March 13, 6:00 pm
“Google and the World Brain”: March 27, 6:00 pm
“Disconnect”: April 17, 6:00 pm

Free Presentation by Cathy N. Davidson
Author of this year’s book, “Now You See It”, May 9, 6-8 pm at Kiggins Theatre

Also Check out this infographic that talks about digital media trends. 

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