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Take charge of your thoughts

Virtually all the things that happen in your life are affected by your thoughts, and your predominant thoughts are responsible for shaping your reality

Companion planting tips for Zucchini

11 Companion Plants to Grow with Zucchini Zucchini is one of the three sister vegetables (beans, corn, and squash) meaning that they all grow well together. When planting zucchini and other squash, keep in mind that they are "heavy feeders" and require more nutrients...

Why Is Kindness So Important?

Kindness seems to be missing in today’s society. People are more connected to their devices than to what is happening around them. They are self-absorbed. Kindness is oftentimes the last thing they think about. But without kindness, our world would be filled with...

Everyday Heroes

I’d like to acknowledge the unsung heroes of this catastrophic event.

Random Acts of Kindness

It’s a phrase we’ve all heard for years now. “Random Acts of Kindness”.

For a long time, I didn’t know exactly what that meant.

Making Decisions

Well, it's been some time since my last post - and I have been making decisions.The biggest one is: I'm going to start my own business.Wow - look at that - one little sentence and my whole life is about to change.Now, this is not a lightly-made decision. I...

School’s out!

What a long, strange trip it's been... For over a year now, I have been part of a group, focused on learning, adhering to a schedule (mostly), and with a clearly defined path to follow. Now school's out, the program is finished, and I feel like I am lost...

Dreamweaver Disappointment

  OK. Have you ever seen that movie, “A Christmas Story”? The one where 9-year-old Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: “an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells...

Black Hat Hacking – Cyber Outlaws

Lock up your silver and hide your daughters away...They’re out there – the cyber-outlaws, riding around the net in their virtual black hats, hijacking, impersonating, stealing data, and generally raising hell online. Most normal users of the Internet go...

Secret Decoder Ring

OK – Right now we are studying Web Security in the course. This is a subject guaranteed to make the most sanguine person just a little paranoid.Apparently, no data is totally secure.  Public keys, private keys, certificates, hashing, encryption of data...