Monthly Archives: December 2013

What About The Future

It seems to me… “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”  ~ Bertrand Russell. With the start of every New Year, pundits are … Continue reading

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Christmas Throughout The World

It seems to me… “Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”  ~ Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express[i]. In the U.S. and many English-affiliated countries, Christmas is celebrated on … Continue reading

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A Budget Agreement

It seems to me… “The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.”  ~ Jacob Lew. The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan two-year budget agreement and sent the measure … Continue reading

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Internet of Things

It seems to me… “We are still in the very beginnings of the Internet.  Let’s use it wisely.”  ~ Jimmy Wales. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of those things that many people do not see how it personally … Continue reading

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Employment: Raising The Bar

It seems to me… “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”  ~ Stewart Brand. Technology, similar to the Sword of Damocles, though beneficial, also has disputed, unintended, and … Continue reading

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