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Troubleshooting 101

I was helping a client learn about how to use her computer, and we ran into a problem. Later, I was helping my son figure something out, and I realized troubleshooting has three basic steps.  First, a little background. I was talking with a friend, whose husband...

The Luminaries

C 2002 or 2003, Me, in my Petulant Early 20s They say, and I have observed this to be true, the older you get the less you know. I had a lot of petulant confidence in my early twenties. Though I have always had a penchant for understanding the grey areas of life, I...

Post Event Recap

For the fourth year in a row, I have sold my wares at the Essential Wellness Holiday Bazaar. This bazaar caters to the essential oil community, which proves a pretty good platform to sell my essential oil holders. In other venues, people tend to scratch their...

Apple Feedback

I have an iPhone 6. I bought it when it launched 4 years ago. I upgraded from a 4s, which I had purchaed about a few months after the launch. I don't mind buying tech new, with the hope that it will have the longest life with me.  You see, we are the type of...

Reframe the Behavior

"Kids do well if they can," Dr. Ross Greene My kid is pretty clever, spends too much time on screens that we don't adequately regulate, scores average or above average on standardized tests, is generally liked by his peers, and still doesn't fall into that magical...

Your Kids’ Pajamas

Encased in chemicals. Endocrine disrupting chemicals. That is your kids' pajamas. And, if you are my age, my pajamas as a kid too. I don't often truly understand the Chemical Life we live. How those 80,000 approved chemicals truly affect my - our - day today. ...

Crowdsource Our Candidates

Do you know who you will vote for in the midterm elections? The voter pamphlet will come out next week if you are in Oregon. Let's get a jump on our candidates, the issues, and what various stances on the subjects are.  Help me fill out this Google Sheet of Oregon...

Not Blacking Out

I received a few requests by Facebook messenger last night to "black out" my profile. The last one I received was just a few weeks prior, and before that maybe a year. The thinking is that women, in solidarity, will simply black out their profile picture to show "men"...

Statistical Ramblings

“82% of women who earn over 100,000 dollars per year do it through a home-based business.”  Friends returned from a network marketing conference, and they shared this ideal statistic. I love how sexy it sounds, and believable. I imagine corporate boardrooms, and I’ve...

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