White on white

whiteI have seen this problem a lot of late and I am not sure how come it is so recurring of an issue given the simple ability to fix it.  The problem is using the same foreground colors as the background color, or at least colors that are close on the color palette.  And while I would like to say it is a problem that I have only seen on the web, it is sadly, something I have seen a lot of television as well, both live broadcasts and yes, even staged shows that were filmed sometime ago…
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Everyone’s a Winner

WinnersI am sure this is going to make me sound like a major ass, but I am really tired of the everyone has to be a winner mentality.  I strive to be winner in most things that I do, or why bother doing them?  But, despite that striving, there are plenty of occasions when I am not the winner.  I live with it and move on to the next thing that life has to offer. Continue reading

Basic Rights

Free Raif BadawiRaif Badawi was supposed to get a second part of  getting a 1000 lashes (50 a week for 20 weeks) last Friday, but it was delayed for medical reasons.  In addition to his 1000 public lashes, of which he has already received the first 50, he is to serve 10 years for basically expressing his opinions and wanting a little more of what most of us  consider basic human rights. Continue reading


UK Smiling - Mojo is BackI realized late last night (or was that early this morning?) that I was on the verge of completely loosing my mojo, motivation, muse,  etc.  After all it has been officially 2 days that I did not post here, but really 4 counting the weekend and that was supposed to be time spent working on other blogging projects, which did not happen either.  I began to think about the awesome win the Wildcats had last night after a couple of off games, and obviously everyone has a problem with motivation at times. Continue reading

Je suis Charlie

Je suis CharlieJe suis Charlie.  I am Charlie.  While I am not to the level that the satirical magazine in France is, I certainly take my shots and political figures and even on occasion those of religious stature as well.  I want nothing to show my support for this sad situation and that for which it stands.
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edX – Gift of Education

edX LinuxI am a big proponent of life long learning as most everyone knows.  Further, I am a big proponent of unless needed otherwise, mostly learning at ones on pace.  And best option of all, free education is by far the best, especially if it is of a high quality level.  This is where edX.org (note the .org, not .com) comes into the picture. Continue reading

Christmas Quilt

Quilt I shared this before, just on a Facebook picture posting, but it is darn nice and I want to add a bit more detail to things.  And lets face it, I am kind of proud of having it.  So, the picture is of a quilt my Mom made and gave me for Christmas.  A little bit of background, I have another quilt that she made several years back.  In addition, I have a quilt that both my grandmother and great-grandmother made as well.    It should be noted that is on a king size bed – to give you some idea of how huge this quilt really is.