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The holiday season

The holiday season is a term that makes me scratch my head. What, exactly, is the holiday season and when does it start and end? I thought about this because earlier this month I planned to make a Halloween video with the daycare kids. But high temperatures in the low...

Self awareness

Self awareness is a skill we should learn as adults. Some people have self awareness built in, as is the case with a friend of mine. Others, like me, have life beat lessons into them over and over that grows self awareness. I know now that you can’t control a...

After the power shutoff

After the power shutoff, life here in my home office and the (small) city of Jackson have returned to normal. On Monday, October 7, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) announced they would shut off power on October 9 and 10. The reason, they said, was due to forecast...

The Dummies Helped contest is back

The Dummies Helped contest is back because I’ve written two new Dummies books and crossed those tasks off my whiteboard. Wiley will publish Programming Interviews for Dummies and¬†Instagram for Dummies this month. I co-authored¬†Programming Interviews for Dummies...

Writing down accomplishments

Writing down accomplishments is something I don’t do every day, but I write at least twice a week. I prefer to type my accomplishments in Word files called “personal logs”. (Some write their journals in longhand in paper journals, but for now I write...