2019/02 Live Longer and Healthier – Read this Post

2019/02 Live Longer and Healthier – Read this Post

It has been a really hectic month, and for the first time in many years I seem to be at a loss for words. Normally a river of wordage, wanted or not, I write and verbiate at will. This week, however, I became really stuck putting together a project plan. Of the 18 hours I spent writing it, I can honestly say the first 12 hours were spent moving text around to form interesting patterns, then trying out different fonts. Never have I been so authorially constipated (yes it is a word, I just looked it up). Read more

2019/01 New Year, New Resolutions

2019/01 New Year, New Resolutions

Another year and another chance to do everything right. Chances are we will stick to our new years resolutions as long as the bubbles last in the bottle of champagne we opened on New Year’s Day. We shouldn’t let that get us down. Certainly looking back over the year we can pat ourselves on the back for a few small steps forward. Read more

2018/11 Buzzwords and our Digital Discourse

2018/11 Buzzwords and our Digital Discourse

If you are like me, and started work in the pre-digital years, you are probably wondering how we managed to work without all the buzzwords. It was a simpler time.  We had bandwidth to work through our task cycles with our IBM compatible PC, tackling those low hanging fruit to improve the bottom line – but it was mostly an 80-20 life. Every generation has it’s buzzwords but over the last few years it is almost as if we require a daily sync-up to know what anyone is talking about. Read more

2018/03 See Jack Code. See Jane Code. Code Kids Code!

2018/03 See Jack Code. See Jane Code. Code Kids Code!

We are moving soon to another state; one which has Latin in the school curriculum. Our son is quite good with languages, already speaking English, German, and Russian – but he is a bit worried about Latin (“Where do they speak Latin?”). No one would disagree that Education is good, but we could argue about what an Education is good FOR.  What do we teach children, and why?  Read more

2016/02 To Code or Not to Code …

You don’t need a degree in Computer Science to code.  In fact, some of the better coders out there have degrees in literature and languages.  It’s never too late to learn code – and learning, just like any language, makes you literate – and adds another skill that might just translate into earnings. Computational thinking can aid problem solving and help with understanding large amounts of information. Read more