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Bernie Goldbach
Cashel, Ireland
"I find, check and share information."
Interests: I enjoy running long distance when I'm fit and reading history more than watching television.
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I have taught social media since 2006 when our Clonmel cohort represented 30 of the first 150 Irish on Twitter. Every semester I try to amp up our results and this year our focus should result in a playbook others might enjoy using. I started the programme by reviewing dozens of eureka moments, beginner's mistakes and shortcuts shared by 45 strength and conditioning students who shared their observations on a co-authored slide deck. Co-authoring is a social skill. We co-author online Powerpoint assets in the five third level modules I teach. First up this year: Social Media Profiles. Its slides will offer names, taglines, images and hyperlinks. In the current social media module at, students must hit targets on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Trip Advisor and LinkedIn. They quickly learn how to optimize their workflow through the clever use of smartphone apps. I can point to six-in-one apps that work with Windows Phone and that indicates similar apps are available for both iOS and Android. The only people left wanting in this scenario are feature phone owners. One in 20 students are financially limited to feature phones. However, the social media module started with desktop usage and the syllabus timelines... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Inside View
I AM WRITING a Last Will and Testament that specifies the use of a driverless hearse at my funeral. I think this specification would help jump start the industry segment. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Inside View
I HAVE TO HAND BACK the Microsoft Surface Pro next week and I can already feel my loss of productivity. That was always going to happen because having the little tablet was meant to keep me working while a creaking Windows 7 laptop got a long stay in the maintenance bay. I've three quick observations worth sharing to anyone considering the jump to a Microsoft Surface. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Inside View
WE BURIED MY mother, Evelyn Frances Goldbach, in the family plot today. In her memory, we have pulled together a five-minute video from dozens of photos she enjoyed viewing during her 88 years. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Inside View
MY MOM PASSED away at 0630 today and we are following her instructions for her funeral arrangements and burial next week. Along with my four brothers, we also plan to celebrate a few moments of joy when visiting mom's favorite haunts (like Eden Resort shown in the image). Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Inside View
I AM AT a major junction, looking straight into the sunset of life. Every one of my senses has made new discoveries. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Inside View
IN A PERFECT WORLD, I visit the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum on the same afternoon as the USAF Band. But it's not a perfect world, so I flick into my YouTube history for the last time I heard moon rocks resonate with the holiday sound of a perfect Flash Mob. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Inside View
MY MOM IS actively dying. I'm part of a vigil at her bedside. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Inside View
I AM PART of a vigil with brothers now watching my 88 year old mother (in photo snapped 70 years ago) slowly wind down life through rationing of fluids and medication. In some ways, what's happening now to my mom is part of her cycle of life because she grew up in an era where rationing happened during the Great Depression and knew rationing as a high school student during WII. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Inside View
ALL FIVE of the Honeysuckle Lane Goldbach brothers are joined in a bedside vigil this Christmas season as my 88-year-old mother barely hangs onto life, I wonder what mom thinks of her sons now that we're well into our mid-lives. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Inside View
MY MOM'S laboured breaths haunt me as I cross the Atlantic to join my four brothers at her bedside. She is 88 and she did not expect to live beyond Christmas. I have 48 minutes of audio conversations with my mother sitting in the Music folder of the Surface tablet and I wish I had noise-cancelling cans to permit me to listen to those chats I've recorded during my final two visits to Lancaster County. The rolling rural landscape kept its agricultural identity for the 71 years mom has lived on Honeysuckle Lane. She is the neighbourhood elder in all sorts of ways. I hope I can reach her side before she has her final sleep. [Bernie Goldbach is an elder blogger who uses his Windows Phone as a life blogging tool ] Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Inside View
THE BEST KINDS of Christmas involve joyful days shared with children. That happened in spades for our Frozen family in Cashel, County Tipperary. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Inside View
I KNOW IT IS TIME to start heading back to family when they begin talking to me in dreams. That's the point I made in a short Audioboo. Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Inside View
Bernie Goldbach is now following Andre Clared
Dec 20, 2014
Bernie Goldbach is now following Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon
Dec 20, 2014
Bernie Goldbach is now following Warren Whitlock
Dec 20, 2014
Bernie Goldbach is now following HeidiMiller
Dec 20, 2014
Bernie Goldbach is now following Krishna De
Dec 20, 2014
I HAVE A persistent error 805a8011 on my Lumia 1020 and there's no workaround beyond a hard reset Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at Inside View
Bernie Goldbach is now following Adam
Dec 20, 2014
Bernie Goldbach is now following Ian Bertram
Dec 20, 2014
Bernie Goldbach is now following Sara Canaday
Dec 20, 2014
Bernie Goldbach is now following Ronni Bennett
Dec 20, 2014
Bernie Goldbach is now following Wil
Dec 19, 2014
AS A MEDIA WRITING lecturer, I cherish the opportunity to see inside the creative minds of the multimedia and amimation students at the Limerick School of Art & Design. This semester, Alice Coleman has produced one of the best Media Writing Notebooks that I've reviewed in the past decade. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Inside View