Friday, July 28, 2017



 Welcome to the digital world Find a place in it -- a journey into exploring how digital times can improve your life at any time, any age, any lifestyle.

Website created by Carolyn M. Rhodes with Casey Julian Rhodes

CES 2016 Test Drive BMW 

Editor: Carolyn Rhodes

Associate Editor: 

Casey Julian Rhodes

Electronics Consultant 

Consumer Technology Association

Sister blog: 

Carolyn M. Rhodes, B.A. Dramatic Arts and Dance; Certified as arthritis instructor. Professional freelance CES Reporter on tech innovations in health related topics and all latest tech topics for consumers.  Reviewer of tech products.

Creative writer in many other genres. 

 Mentored by Editor of College of Business Alumni Magazine, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa  as feature contributing writer; mentored by Suzanne Beyer, Associate Editor of Northwest Prime Time, Washington; my sisters - one a literary published poet and author and teacher. Another sister  a teacher and textile artist. 

 Son and associate editor, Casey Julian, an electronics consultant and buyer adds his skills and knowledge to most of the articles here.   Both of us have attended CES from 2010 to 2016.

2016 - 2017

Recertification as Program Leader, 2017 - 2020 (Aquatic Exercise Association) for floor exercises.
OSher Lifelong Learning Institute, (OLLI) 2017, Instructor, Program Leader Arthritis and Awareness class. 
Birmingham Arts Journal, Volume 13,Issue 4 (Winter, 2017) "Masterpieces by Numbers"
Facilitator, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
Faculty: Instructor for Arthritis Exercises and Awareness (OLLI)
Article May, 2017:
Prime Lifestyle, "Line Dancers of OLLI." 
Reviewer of Tech Devices and products
Reporter on the Internet of Things.
Working on an E-book

Publications and Presentations

-2016  (new look) 
Editor: Carolyn Rhodes 
Associate Editor on Electronics: Casey Julian Rhodes
Trends in Technology  

CES reporter on "Living in Digital Times."  (freelance)
Reviewer of tech products
Reviewer of tech books 

April, 2016:  "How to Navigate a Big Event and write great articles."
Tuscaloosa Library Rotary Room.

 2015: - new domain for writegems.blogspot

Presentation at Miller Center, Tuscaloosa  (July 27, 2015). 
" How to be your own best friend using technology."

Presentation at Tuscaloosa Public Main Library, Rotary Room 
January, 2014, 2015, 2016). 

"The latest on CES Trends and New on the Market." 
Birmingham Arts Journal, "The Unexpected." Vol 12, Issue 1 , (May, 2015)

Presentation: Tuscaloosa Library, May, 2015
Emerging Technologies: What a writer should know about "The Internet of Things," 

Prime Life Style Magazine 
Living Healthy in the Digital Age, other features.

Older articles and presentations and instruction:

Published Writer (over 100 in print) Blogger and Speaker 
Certified Arthritis Instructor ( also include discussions with seniors from Presbyterian senior living complex on health innovations) 

How the latest technology has changed our World.   Digital Innovations add up to a happier, healthier and longer life. "   (based on article in PrimeLife of Alabama )

Tuscaloosa News Editorial
November 14, 2014 - Patient Portal - a good sign for healthcare.

Tuscaloosa Public Library:
October 10, 2014 
How to become a Tech Savy Writer - From high school to boomers and beyond 
Digital Health:  From head to toe. Get smart 

 Techie Writer: The Basics and Beyond
May 2014, Rotary Room. 

AARP EXPO Press Writer
TEK pavillion teaches seniors new skills offering short seminars. 

 November, 2013  Tuscaloosa Public Library discussions

Primelife Style of Alabama:  How to Navigate the Internet
Tech news for seniors 

June, 2013:  Northport Senior Complex  Center --  (many talks here)
How  exercise with technology can help you live longer. 
(offering classes in arthritis exercises and movement)

AARP EXPO  -Press - Atlanta , Georgia, 
 November, 2013 
 Contributed article to PrimeLife Style to be re-printed December, 2014 on "TEK" for Seniors"  

See article on this blog.  
Life @ 50 and Beyond, A Life Re-imagined.


 "How the latest technology has changed our World.   Digital Innovations add up to a happier, healthier and longer life. "   (based on article in PrimeLife of Alabama 
April, 2013, Tuscaloosa Public Library.  
2012 Presentation: 
September 2012
Macabee  Center at Veterans .Administration  -  Alabama Heroes post  9/11 (2nd place award) 

 BELOW other publications on essays


In 2015, essay, "The Unexpected," is accepted to Birmingham Arts Journal, Volume 12, Issue 1. Additional blogs and her latest presentations are listed above. Articles are in progress for 2015.

In 2012 her article, "Lightning at the Airport" was included in Birmingham Arts Journal, May 2012 (Vol. 9, Issue 1).  And, a feature article in Antique Week News was published in their March 28, 2012 issues (eastern and mid west editions).  In that same year (September 2012),

Ms. Rhodes has written  features as a contributing writer for University of Alabama Alumni magazine and wrote several feature articles as contributing writer for The Executive Magazine at the College of Business. 

Additionally, she has written  and published many feature articles on diverse subjects for various print magazines and e-zines. 

Carolyn has had speaking engagements on how emerging technology continues to benefit the writer and how medical advances are changing lifestyles and lifespans in all age groups.   Her services extend as a writing coach and an editor 
Carolyn was awarded 2nd Place for her article on fallen hero Mike Spann. The contest,  Tribute to Alabama Heroes Post 9/11,  was celebrated at the McAbee Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama along with a reading.  Rhodes is also the recipient of three past awards from 2005 - 2006 for magazine article and editorial.  June, 2009,  honorable mention from the well attended Southern Christian Writers Conference contest for a newspaper article she submitted to Northwest Prime Time, Washington. 

Earlier writings  are available under published articles under Google site MyWriteGems. (by request) 

Carolyn was first published in American Libraries Magazine having written her childhood story, "Mr. Mitchell's Liberry Girls."  Earlier years, she performed, wrote, choreographed and directed dances and musical theatre from the Renaissance and Medieval courts . She taught exercise classes after college and taught ballroom dance, 

Presently, she is a certified Arthritis Instructor and CPR certified until 2016.  

Carolyn is a member of Alabama Conclave of Writers, Christian Writers Club of Tuscaloosa, Consumer Electronics Association, Ballroom Dance Association, AARP. Social Media: Linkedin, Twitter, Tumblr,Facebook and YouTube.  

Older publications:

Casey J. Rhodes, Electronics Advisor

She can be reached at


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