I remember 9/11

In September 2001, though I didn’t know it at the time, I was in my final months of my 9-year employment at Information Management Associates of Irvine, CA. I had been working from home here in De Pere, WI for 3 years. Our company was just purchased by a British company, and as part of …

Green Bay Packers rings

With the Green Bay Packers victory in Super Bowl XLV earlier this year, the team and Jostens have made some pretty cool commemorative rings available for fans, season ticket holders and shareholders. These are all available from the Packers Pro Shop. I thought it would also be interesting to show¬† couple of other rings made …

inheritance is not an excuse for failure

I thought I was done hearing this crap. Harvey Weinstein, an American film producer, was on Piers Morgan tonight, talking about many issues, one of which was the economy and President Obama’s lack of solutions. In his opinion, he said, “he inherited this”. What kind of crap excuse is that? He “inherited” this? Seriously? Listen, …

raw notes on the GOP presidential debate

Eight GOP presidential candidates debated Thursday night in Iowa. I couldn’t catch the debate live, so I recorded it and watched it last night. As I usually do, I take notes throughout a debate to help me compare candidates. The notes I take usually result in blog posts after a bit of research and consideration. …

Wisconsin Rustic Roads tour

The state of Wisconsin has designated 108 portions of highways and county roads throughout the state as Rustic Roads. A Rustic Road is typically a lightly traveled asphalt or gravel road that highlights the state’s natural beauty. This program, established by the Wisconsin state legislature in 1973, helps to preserve the natural features of the …

we must save WiscNet

Today I’m writing about an organization working largely behind the scenes to provide technical services to your children and your community. Perhaps you’re not familiar with WiscNet, but those of us who earn a living in the information technology field, especially in Wisconsin education, know about and greatly appreciate WiscNet. Frankly, we depend on them …