Dragon statue in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Because I’ve been told I’m part Slovenian but know nothing about my homeland, any time I encounter a reference to Slovenia, I’m all over it. I recently found this picture of a Dragon statue in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I don’t know where Ljubljana...

“The price of freedom is decision”

I’m reading a book by Edward de Bono titled, The Happiness Purpose. In it, he states something that I thought was counter-intuitive: [T]he price of freedom is decision. This didn’t make sense to me. I can agree that without the ability to decide, there is...

What journalism really is…

This quote, misattributed to George Orwell, gets at the “nut” of the civic role and responsibility of real journalism.   Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. everything else is public relations. ~ George Orwell...

Like alcohol and driving, it’s hard to mix cultures

(Below is blog post. It contains naive ramblings and no great conclusions—and lots of mizpellings and grammatical errors.) Why is it hard to mix cultures?…What is a culture? A culture is a collection of people who share certain beliefs and values and, to...

xkcd’s advice on creating memorable passwords

xkcd comic offers some helpful advice on creating memorable but still difficult to hack/guess passwords.   “Through 20 years of effort, we’ve successfully trained everyone to use passwords that are hard for humans to remember, but easy for computers...

I didn’t know what I wanted to do…

The original quote from Diane Von Furstenberg is… “I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be.” ― Diane Von Furstenberg But as a male of the species, I prefer this gender-neutral adaptation: “I didn’t know what I...