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Ah Facebook, How do I Hate Thee? Let ...

Ah Facebook, How do I Hate Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.
So I just read a good post about why Twitter is so much better than Facebook.  And I don’t really want to offend all my FB friends but I’m going to risk it because I hate it so bad. Friends don’t get me wrong, it’s not you I hate, it’s Facebook.  Please just go get setup on Twitter. When Facebook started getting [...]

School District Spying on Students...

School District Spying on Students… at Home – Enough is Enough
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/02/18/district-spied-students-parents-using-school-issued-laptops/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+foxnews%252Fscitech+%2528Text+-+SciTech%2529 Rarely do I read a news story and feel my blood pressure rise.  But this got it going.  I started to write this post and realiz [...]

George Washington’s Rules of Ci...

George Washington’s Rules of Civilty
I have always had a kind of sixth sense of social civility.  I may not follow it that often, and when I don’t I have this feeling that I’m doing something wrong.   For example, I don’t like to walk between two people that are talking, even if they are standing on opposite sides of a hallway and there is no other option.  I t [...]

Day and Night

Day and Night
I read a lot of business columns. Most of the time I find wise people with good advice.  Like this guy. http://www.tompeters.com/cool_friends/content.php?note=010640.php I had a boss once (Curt Porrit) that told me that “the reason business exists is to make life better for people.  The question then becomes ‘does it make life bet [...]


I have a friend that is taking a class on guitar making and he is making his own custom acoustic guitar.  I have the honor of designing the head for him.  A relatively small task but an important one.  And I was thinking about it, “How would I love to build my own guitar?”  Man, that would be my pride and joy.  But really, I don&# [...]

The Novelist

The Novelist
Jonathan is 9 years old.  And he reads books.  Lots of books.  And he reads them fast.  I was worried that he skipped over things he didn’t understand because he reads faster than I do.  I wanted to know what kind of books he was reading so I tried to read the books that he brought home.  But he would have them finished in one day and I [...]