Popping in to update this blog, which I haven’t done in a long time. I’ve prepped blog posts, but never seem to hit publish. This entry – written on Columbus Day 2019 – shares two of my ideas for controversial issues facing the U.S. I’ve written to my federal legislators, but alas, I’m always blown… Continue reading On Columbus Day and gun control
Today was #NetNeutralityAction Day. Because I work with online communications in the public sector, this is an important issue for me. I’ve contacted my representatives in Congress with my thoughts. Trump’s FCC is currently attempting to roll back the Tittle II regulations which prevent broadband providers (i.e. Comcast) from charging added fees to content provides… Continue reading Why Net Neutrality Is More Important Than You Know
A new state law on July 1 requires children (those under 18 years of age) to wear helmets when riding in off-road vehicles. The law has some upset because it applies to actions on private property. Hoosiers are an independent lot, but the uproar doesn’t seem rational or logical to me. First, people are complaining… Continue reading Why no man is an island
Indiana legislators passed a law this year to allow the police to ticket drivers for camping out in the left lane. Drive anywhere in this state and you will soon realize such a law is needed. Many have forgotten about “slower traffic keep right.” It’s a law that’s been on the books for years and… Continue reading Slower traffic keep right
I’ve often thought about running for office. I like public service, but not politics. I still believe government can have a positive impact on our lives. I’ve written to my legislators about the following ideas: I see many utility companies trimming and removing trees from power lines right-of-way. I don’t fault them for that. It… Continue reading Some legislative ideas for government
Last year, I participated in The Genographic Project, a DNA testing that identifies genetic ancestry. Much has been written about the perils of genetic testing, but the project has a scientific purpose and handles DNA results with appropriate privacy. I still recommend it to people. Three months ago I became interested in 23andMe‘s DNA testing service. In… Continue reading Genetic testing: My $99 lesson
I rarely write about political matters on this blog, but I do feel the need to speak on this topic. I’m sure we are all glad the nation’s crazy season is over, but the emotional responses to the outcome have sadden me. It is time to put our emotions and fear in check, dig deep… Continue reading Election 2012: We’re all in this together. Or, calm the frack down.
I’ve been following the outcry regarding the local newspaper’s efforts to charge for online access. The Star Press — like all of the other Gannett-owned newspapers — started charging website visitors $10 a month to read articles. Disclosure: I worked at The Star Press for about a decade as a graphics editor, copy editor, page… Continue reading No more free ride: Local newspaper starts charging for online access