We Can Defeat Racism and Bigotry

Well here it is again. That feeling of hopeless helplessness that washes over me when the news of a world-impacting event characterized by conflict, division, injustice, loss of life, or suffering begins to settle into my consciousness. I know I cannot do anything about ...Read More

Make Your Windows 10 Look and Act Like Windows 7

(Well, mostly…) I still run into people who are unhappy with Windows 10. They LOVED Windows 7, hated Windows 8 (those who used it), and don’t find Windows 10 a satisfactory “step forward.” I had a client this week who fits that description. She ...Read More

The Fact that You Know It Doesn’t Make It True

Life Lessons from the Front Porch What does it mean to “know” something? Great thinkers and philosophers have been debating this from time immemorial. There is even a branch of study devoted to this. It is called epistemology. The study of how it is ...Read More

Improving Popular Music through Correct Grammar

(The misguided ramblings of a Grammar Guardian trapped in a culture that couldn’t care less) Being a recovering (but not very quickly) grammar nazi in today’s society definitely has its challenges – social media chief among them. But as difficult as it is sometimes ...Read More

This Email Is a Trap! Would YOU Have Recognized It?

Four Clues to Recognizing Dangerous and Deceptive Emails In order to protect your private information and navigate the murky waters of the Internet and email safely, you need to become an expert at recognizing deceptive and potentially dangerous emails. I got a very official-looking ...Read More

The Christmas Light

The first Christmas – the one when Jesus of Nazareth was born – occurred in the shadow of vicious hatred, racism, and fear. A candle lit in the midst of utter darkness. A tiny light of hope under a pervasive, ominous blanket of evil. ...Read More

3 Keys to Keeping Your Laptop PC Running Smoothly

Ugh! Is there anything more frustrating than trying to use a sluggish laptop computer? Of course, the obvious answer is yes. Probably millions of things. But for the purposes of this article, let’s assume that there’s not. If you have a laptop (also known ...Read More

Something Missing This Christmas?

As we enter this festive season, it seems as though there’s something missing. You feel it too, don’t you? It’s simply this: the Rolling Stones have never released an album of their holiday favorites. Who wouldn’t want to hear Mick warble a few spasms ...Read More

Are You Qualified to Be My Friend?

[Spoiler Alert / Disclaimer – in this post, I may or may not quote from an ancient compendium of deep wisdom which many dismiss out-of-hand as fanciful religiosity. I make no apology for this.] Are you qualified to be my friend? Do you pass ...Read More