Closing out the year

Twenty-fourteen was certainly a rough one, and I’m looking forward to all the good stuff sure to come in 2015. After all, life is like a teeter-totter, right? It swings up, it swings down, and there’s always a bit of respite in the middle. Except that isn’t always...

Password protected?

I’m almost embarrassed to admit how old school I am. But I’m still willing to learn, so I was quite interested in reading an article on the “25 Worst Passwords” to see how many of mine showed up on the list. According to “SplashID” a company that produces password...

A Century Later

My grandfather was in the Army during WWI. To his dismay, he never got to the front lines. He spent most of his time at Fort Lewis, now known as Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, Washington. He attributed not being sent to Europe due to the fact that he was half...

Bring back the light!

Today marks the Winter Solstice, and it has arrived none too soon. The days will start getting longer now, although we will most likely not notice much of anything until late next month. I’m seriously affected by the lack of light. I long to pull the covers over my...

Historically speaking

I’ve mentioned before that I’m rather fascinated (ok, call it addicted if you must) by the entries I frequently scan on “This Date in History” websites. I find irony—lots of irony—along with humor, puzzlement, inspiration, food for thought, and awe. So naturally, I...
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