don’t like Facebook contests

I’m not a big fan of those contests where participants have to get people to vote for them on Facebook (or via other social media). Those events are obviously much more of a popularity contest and a test to see who’s more proficient at gaining votes via the prescribed technology (or who can drum up […]

hey world citizens, we need you, please come to America

I hope everyone in America sees this AP story posted yesterday by CBS Los Angeles: “Romance Novel Model Fabio Becomes US Citizen“ While the article focuses on one foreign celebrity, here’s a particularly poignant passage: “The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said in a statement that Fabio was one of more than 6,000 people from […]

when will we stop this madness and fix our country?

I sent this letter to U.S. Senator Ron Johnson earlier this week regarding the appointment of a Supreme Court justice to replace the deceased Antonin Scalia. I also posted the text on Facebook, which started up a significant discussion on the state of politics in our country. In that discussion, I wrote two additional posts […]

Making A Murderer leaves many questions unanswered

Well it was bound to happen. I’ve got to chime in on the Netflix series “Making A Murderer.” While I have many very specific concerns, I’m only going to address some higher level thoughts along with a few comments about some of the key players. Guilty or Not Guilty or Innocent? I don’t know. I wasn’t […]

proposed leave of absence puts additional burden on employer

Wisconsin state senator Alberta Darling has proposed a new bill that will provide up to six weeks of unpaid time off for employees who are donating an organ. This would apply to companies of 50 or more employees. This sure sounds like a great idea, but we’ve got to look at how this affects business […]

why a private e-mail server?

When Hillary Clinton was U.S. Secretary of State, she used her own private e-mail server to manage her work e-mail. Many reports show that her e-mail address was “”. Now that she’s running for president, her use of that server seems to be her biggest stumbling block. Many are saying that she sent/received messages containing […]