Free Online Classes from Major Universities

Higher education has always had a high price tag but there are ways you can gain the knowledge you need along with an official credential from the institution and signed by the instructor. The certificate verifies your achievement and can be used to highlight skills on your resume or LinkedIn …


Conspiracy Theories: Call me crazy!

Reality: you may not be crazy and all those touting conspiracy theories might not be either. Typically I do not believe in conspiracy theories but I’ve been coming across several reputable journalists who are sharing their experiences and thoughts on the matter. So when this starts happening I wanted to …


Presidential Campaign: Dumbing Down of America

Most of us have tried to sit through the earlier Presidential debates but honestly it wasn’t easy because there wasn’t much substance. I recently read an article talking about a Carnegie Mellon University study that did a readability analysis of the 2016 US Presidential campaign speeches. I thought the findings …

Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain

Here are a few images I’ve taken over the years living in Colorado at the base of Pikes Peak! Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The ultra-prominent 14,115-foot (4,302.31 m) fourteener is located in Pike National Forest, 12.0 miles (19.3 km) …


In Your Face or Interface?

Originally published April 10, 2001 Successful products have at least one commonality, good interface design. As Don Norman says, “What’s wrong with interfaces? The question, for one. The interface is the wrong place to begin. It implies you already have done all the rest and now you want to patch …


What I’m Reading

Found a great site anyone interested in the latest greatest technology gadgets, it’s called, (TNW). It was founded 10 years ago in 2006, the founders Boris and Patrick were looking for a tech event to showcase their new startup. When they couldn’t find one to meet their needs they decided to host …


Weekly Site Review

This week I found a great FREE online mind mapping tool called MindMup ( Some of you might be asking, “What is mind mapping?” In the simplest of definitions, it is a way to take notes using visual elements. Mind mapping offers an overview of a topic and complex information and often …


The Power of Buzz by Susan Friedmann

How did Hotmail gain over 12 million subscribers in 18 months? How did the very low budget movie “The Blair Witch Project” become such an incredibly successful phenomenon? The answer lies in the power of “buzz.” Buzz or word-of-mouth marketing influences more people to buy, or not to buy products …


Homemade Salsa

Okay – I don’t normally post recipe’s on my site but I am going to start using this as a place to keep and reference them in the future.


Learn How to Trade Stocks

Yes, there are those get rich quick seminars but I think doing it own your own is a much better route. I’ve always wanted to learn about trading stocks and wish I would have started when I was younger. But hey, better late than never right?