Keeping up with the Jones’

The year was 2001 of the new millennium.  We survived the Y2K scare, which was a big deal for software developers like us.  The world was looking bright, shiny and new, with unlimited possibilities.  Money was flowing into our bank accounts.  More money than either of us had ever seen before in our lives. We…

How to Win a Nobel Peace Prize

I have become fascinated with the Nobel Peace Prize.  Established in 1901, it has been awarded 94 times to 126 Nobel Laureates (101 individuals and 25 organizations).  What does it take to be chosen?  Your name must be submitted by a qualified person or organization, and you must have “done the most or the best…

9 Best Reasons to Blog

If you read my blog from yesterday, you’ll know that I’m still seeking a vision for the blog.  Something to make it fun.   Don’t get me wrong, I love writing.  When I did NaNoWriMo a couple of years ago, I wrote a mystery novel in fewer than thirty days because I was enjoying the…

Blogging is fun???

I watch Cee, my clever spouse, having so much fun with her blog.  She has friends all over the world.  Seriously.  Stick a pin in the map.  We could fly there and have an instant tour guide to show us around.  Cee is on the third (I think) incarnation of her blog, switching themes and…

My Super Powers

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have super powers?   To be able to run fast, fly high, see through walls?  To protect the weak and save the innocent?  To make the world a better place?  If you were given the choice of having the ability to speak and understand any language, the ability to travel through…

10 Positive Emotions to Experience With Your Friends

Here’s a fun game to try with a hundred or a thousand of your closest friends… Massively Multi-Player Thumb Wrestling.  I would have loved to have been in the TED audience the day this talk was presented.  Jane McGonigal claims that anyone who plays this game experiences the ten positive emotions that are shown on…

Come Fly With Me

WordPress’ Daily Prompt for today is Come Fly With Me.  We’re supposed to write about the furthest we had ever traveled from home.  So my story is about December 4th, 1972, the first day I ever rode in an airplane. I had finished two years of college and didn’t know what I wanted to do…