What would Ben say, today?
Everybody loves to quote Ben Franklin – but that’s a little like living in the past. What we need in this new world is “Ben updated” – or, to put it another way, Ben Franklin for today. Not Benjamin Franklin quotes from yesterday that don’t mean anything to us here in this bold new world.
So that’s what we’re all about. Bringing Ben into the 21st century. So, meet “time traveler Ben.”
As you browse through this Ben site, you’ll probably recognize a number of his famous sayings – re-interpreted, however, with modern audiences in mind. The goal is to offer his wisdom and insights, but not in ways that would be seen as a turn-off or thought of as overly preachy or old-fashioned. Nor are we just trying to be another conduit of Benjamin Franklin facts – you can get those elsewhere, in plenty of other places on the web. We’re all about Ben Franklin now.
Ben’s fans have acclaimed him as the forerunner of what it means to be “American,” the earliest example of an “urban Yuppie,” entrepreneur, self-improvement guru, astute (and humorous) commentator on the state of society, and a prophet of progress and technological advancement.
So get ready for the priceless gems of Benjamin Franklin’s practical wisdom and down-to-earth humanity, brought up to speed for the new digital and visual media. Welcome to “Ben Franklin Exclusive”!
A note from Ben...
My dear readers,
It is such a thrill to see my words in print once again! This whole time travel experience of mine had me a little rattled at first, but now things are a lot different. After jotting down in a journal my notes on this adventure for over a year now, I felt it was finally time to get them into print — as in the old days, when I had my own printshop back in Philadelphia.
And so, I am very happy to report, my first 21st century book has now been published ... "Ben's Blog: Ben Franklin Discovers the 21st Century" is available for all to enjoy. It is available online by going to Amazon.com There are both print and digital versions for sale.
And to think, the span of time that has passed since my previous publishing work hasn't been that great -- only about 300 years! Not bad for an old writer!
So, I'd encourage you to see this new book for yourself. Just call up Amazon on your computer... and, oh yes, on your smart phone too, since you modern people apparently have figured out a way to carry around an entire computer inside this tiny little gadget you call a phone.
Your humble servant,
Hear Time traveler Ben's podcasts on Soundcloud & iTunes -
search for "Ben Franklin Timetraveler"
Thank you to everyone who made it possible! A large number of those views came from Ben Franklin's history stories, especially his Lightning Experiment video. To watch the full collection, go to http://bit.ly/FranklinHistoryStories
Another scene from Ben's latest sci-fi adventure!
An escapist tale for a crazy world that really needs to escape!
Time traveler Ben Franklin’s new sci-fi adventure, “Who’s Whom, Ben?” is now in paperback and Kindle.
Ben and his companion Caty Ray save an alien planet from disaster, hop back and forth in time, and experience our amazing 21st century world. It’s a story of romance, humour, mystery, and history! Read more about it in Ben's Blog by clicking here.
To order your copy, go to Amazon.com. It’s available in both paperback and Kindle. Just search on “Who’s Whom, Ben” ... Or click here:
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Watch for Ben's new novel, a take-off on Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!
Ben and Caty team up again, this time to battle the Rlaxians! More details as they develop!
WONDERFUL TYME AT THE BOOK FAIR!
Met a lot of people, autographed books, chatted with fellow authors -- what a great morning! A big thank you to the Groton Public Library for graciously hosting this extremely enjoyable special event (especially Lauren Sanchez, who helped put it all together!)
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