All posts by Marshall Stokes

Charging Mobile Devices while Traveling

The Mobile Battery Life Crisis

I held out as long as I could, I really did. I stuck with smartphones that had removable batteries so I could field-swap a fresh, fully charged battery into my phone in a matter of seconds while traveling or just when away from my charger

Pebble Smartwatch weather watch face

Review: You Should Own a Pebble Smart Watch

Smart watches are starting to become popular, though the trend in this particular style of wearable technology hasn’t really caught on yet for a number of key reasons. Mostly, battery life is an issue, and this is largely because manufacturers have decided that consumers require

Saying Goodbye to Dear Friends

Last night the oldest of my dog friends passed away. In the past two years, all three of the original crew of dogs who were my closest animal friends during the chapter of my life that began in Humboldt County, California have died. This includes

Dogs running on a California beach at sunset

Photo: Dogs on Beach

I used to live in Eureka, California. It’s a relatively small city about five hours north of San Francisco on the Pacific coast, surrounded by redwood forests and blanketed in fog almost daily. This is where my wife and I found Stella, our beloved rescue

Childish Joy at Christmastime

Marshall’s Holiday Thoughts

I think it’s safe to say Christmas is a magical time for most families. Regardless of your religious beliefs, this particular holiday tends to be full of love and fun and warmth and joy. My family is not Christian, but that doesn’t mean we don’t