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It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World
I used to think that religious Americans try to do what is right, even though we are all humans and do things we shouldn't. Granted, some of the worst wars stem from religion but it also provided guidance on living morally and on treating others with respect and tolerance - at least some religion did. But now, after the evangelicals supported and voted in Trump, and after the latest news statin...
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Flat Earth – Are You Serious?

Flat Earthers
When I would read stuff like "25% of Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth" or "some Americans believe the earth is flat" or "some fundamentalists believe the earth is 6000 years old", I used to think that America always had people who believed in "outdated" facts, to put it kindly, and that we just know about these people today because of the 24/7 news effect and/or the internet....
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The Shame

The Shame
Wow, the whole brouhaha over sexual harassment is still going on! I wonder what men must be thinking, especially the older ones who may have done things they shouldn't have. They must be thinking, "Will the same happen to me? Will I lose my career? How would I recover?" We're talking about getting fired for something done 10, 20, 30 years ago. It seems incredible that what was done 30 years ago...
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Just whining

This will be a petty post because I feel like whining. It seems to me that every fall I suddenly get a lot of unplanned demands on my time - things I have to do that others impose - and this week had a couple of days where I had to do other things so I was unproductive. On top of that, the other things I did work on were unsuccessful. Last week I did a painting and it was not worth posting. Thi...
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Paul Tasner: Starting as an Entrepreneur at 66 Years of Age

This is Amazing: Paul Tasner TED talk
Wow! This is absolutely amazing and inspiring. At 66 years of age, after 40 years in the corporate world working for others, he became an entrepreneur. And possibly a successful one. There is hope for life after corporate world. I do believe he was able to do this because he had some relevant skills: engineering training, management skills from corporate world, and possibly financi...
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Some Articles on the Turn Against Silicon Valley

Fear of Tech
It's starting: people are starting to turn against the tech companies, just like they turned against Wall Street. And we are just in the early stages. It began with Dear Silicon Valley: American's Fallen Out of Love With You by Ross Baird in TechCrunch on October 8, 2017. Then Silicon Valley is Not Your Friend by Noam Cohen came out on New York Times on October 13, 2017. The incredible w...
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