My friend Karl posted some thoughts on blogging and the kind of connections he's been able to forge through his online ventures. I'm privileged to be one of the many connections he's made over the years. Far from merely benefiting from connections himself, Karl has also enabled countless connections between other people. From the old … Continue reading Connectivity

Dancing with absurdity

Every person should have the opportunity to overcome incredible difficulty at some point in life. I'm talking about something that comes so close to breaking you, a challenge that seems truly insurmountable. Of course, life is full of things that seem impossible -- until you find a way to do them. If you're fortunate, you'll … Continue reading Dancing with absurdity

Left behind "Obamacare" has been a contentious subject since long before the Affordable Care Act was passed here in the U.S. I'm one of those who feel the law is vastly flawed while also a significant improvement over the status quo it replaced. I pay a fixed percentage of my health insurance premiums. When the overall … Continue reading Left behind


It's Election Day in the U.S. More specifically, it's an unglamorous, under-attended mid-term Election Day. The decisions being made during mid-terms never draw as much attention from the voting public, but they're just as important. If you have the right to vote, please exercise it today.