What's Ben Franklin doing in the 21st Century?
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...especially now, in light of the constantly changing political situation in Washington, DC.
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 patriotism, practical wisdom, and down-to-earth humanity, brought up to speed for the new digital and visual media. Welcome to “Ben Franklin Exclusive”!
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 (and beam up) again, this time to confront the Rlaxians! They also meet George Washington and Albert Einstein, take a dip in the hot springs near Santa Fe, New Mexico, and battle insidious, sleep-inducing sunflowers. More details as they develop!
But make sure you've caught up with the back story first! Go to Amazon at http://amzn.to/2l4Fz3l for their first adventure, "Who's Whom, Ben?"
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Cultural diversity is still alive and well in U.S., says Ben
Ben Franklin made a spur-of-the-moment incognito visit to #TheHellerSchool at #Brandeis University April 21 to check out #AfricaNight. Food, fun, dance, and more! See his report on Youtube at https://youtu.be/XQygyKPB_oE or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BenFranklinBlogger/videos/1892502020823214/?fref=ts
Youtube views reach another high - now 23,800 & growing
The total number of views on our Youtube channel (over a "lifetime" that goes back to 2011) has now exceeded 23,800! Thank you to everyone who made it possible! The major portion 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
Ben's on the radio — and Top 40 will never be the same!
It's Ben's radio debut! Time traveler Ben Franklin discovers how music has evolved in our modern times — including a 1960s blast from the past originally composed with a Bach melody from the 1700s. Click here to hear.
The Superbowl wannabe commercial that never aired!
Ben tells his story of the fly that fell into the Madeira wine and was reborn. It may not have made it to the #Superbowl, but it's a timely message centering on freedom for all, and hope for the future... and, oh yes, a plug for Madeira wine! Click here to see the Youtube video: https://youtu.be/Rs6vfdtMYd0
Beware of sunflowers!
EVER THOUGHT THAT SUNFLOWERS COULD BE DEVIOUS? Stay tuned for the next Ben Franklin Time Traveler adventure, "And Then, Ben?" - coming soon! This time, Ben and Caty Ray are hitchhikers in the galaxy, fighting to save the Earth from a sleeping oblivion. Have towels, don't panic! Get the backstory first at Amazon, so you're all prepared when this book comes out.
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