Be the Difference You Want to See

In addition to being a lifelong learning book nerd, I am also a serial volunteer. Most of my volunteering has involved the Spanish language (teaching the language or working in Latinx community) and IT (teaching or providing support). In May, of this year, I decided to take steps to do more than volunteer. I decidedContinue reading “Be the Difference You Want to See”

Online Support of Black-Owned Businesses

This week I learned about a photographer who posted a list of Black-owned businesses to her company site. It has received a high level of attention from business owners and consumers. Why this seemingly sudden national interest in supporting Black businesses? Because, as Americans, our first inclination to help someone suffering or in trouble isContinue reading “Online Support of Black-Owned Businesses”

Books Bring Me Joy … and Legal Know-How

Growing up, I spent many of my days at the local library finding the latest books by a favorite author (for many years it was Stephen King), discovering new authors, and listening rapt to the featured storyteller. In more recent years, when I made the choice to start a part-time business, I used a localContinue reading “Books Bring Me Joy … and Legal Know-How”

Technology for Getting the (real) News

I am not a media junkie, but since the Covid-19 pandemic started, I have kept my phone and tablet on the news sites. I want to know what is happening across the globe, in this U.S. and in my state. Now that there seems to me a renewed level of criminal activity by police andContinue reading “Technology for Getting the (real) News”

Stop–Don’t throw that envelope away!

No, that envelope is not a piece of junk mail! The Census notices are being mailed out twice. Have you filled out the questionnaire yet? Thanks to the US Department of Commerce for the online option. A 5-Minute 3-Step Process With a Reward 1. Open the envelope. You can use scissors, letter opener (do youContinue reading “Stop–Don’t throw that envelope away!”

What a difference a few days (or a decade) makes!

As the coronavirus is continuing to disrupt our families, nation and the world over the past several days, I wanted to take a moment to count my blessings. I am thankful that working in IT has provided a steady income for most of the past 10 years. I have been able to share my knowledgeContinue reading “What a difference a few days (or a decade) makes!”

IT Consultant…who woulda thunk it?

It has been quite a while since I posted to the site. The good news is that I still work at home but now I split my time between client offices and my home office (where my four-legged assistant provides reminders about my schedule). Here are some professional highlights: I graduated with the degree in InstructionalContinue reading “IT Consultant…who woulda thunk it?”

Website Planning

This week, one of the assigned tasks is to write a brief proposal for a website. Thinking back to the numerous online sites that I have created, I realize that in most cases, I did not do much planning as I probably needed to do. I always sketched a navigation plan for how I wantedContinue reading “Website Planning”

Getting Organized: Professional and Personal Planning

This was a week to remember! First of all, that dreaded date, April 15, got here so fast. Second, I was blessed to receive a few translation projects. Third, months ago I signed up to volunteer in two different activities. Fourth, I had a DIY project that I started the week before and phase twoContinue reading “Getting Organized: Professional and Personal Planning”

Backing Up Documents Online – Storage Options

Does anyone besides me remember Yahoo! Briefcase? It was a great little online document storage tool unless files were large. Well, today one of my colleagues and I had a discussion about online storage. I mentioned my recent incursion into the world of Windows workspace but he was looking for something different. Since I spentContinue reading “Backing Up Documents Online – Storage Options”