Through my share of good times and probably more than my share of challenges, I've learned that life is hard, but God is good — so I've always tried to put my faith into action and keep my sense of humor. This Web site has been my labor of love since 1997 — I sincerely hope that it blesses and empowers you.
My regular readers already know that it’s been almost 2 years since I quit my job at an educational institution.
And they also know exactly why I quit that job.
As well as exactly who that employer was.
If you’re curious as to those details, I’m sure that my previous Wouldn’t It Be Great? posts will [more...]
How many online accounts and services are you registered with?
Don’t forget to count Facebook and other social networking sites.
And Gmail and any other email providers that you’ve used.
And every online store that you’ve ever bought anything from.
How about [more...]
My regular readers know that I was raised in an atmosphere of domestic violence — and I struggled for many, many years, to escape its long-term effects on both my psyche and my behavior.
A few days ago, I linked you to an article by a woman who had married her abuser.
In it, she describes the type of wrong thinking that she believes made her a victim.
Today, I’m [more...]
For the past several days, I’ve repeatedly seen news stories about Scotland’s upcoming vote to decide whether or not to declare its independence from the United Kingdom.
Every day for the past several days, I’ve read two or three of those stories.
And yet, for the past several days, not even one of the many news stories that I read bothered to say when the Scottish independence vote will take place — it’s like every story [more...]
My regular readers know that I’ve always been impressed by people who can do things that I can’t do.
Particularly artists who can portray realism.
I think it requires incredibly developed observational skills to be able to work as a realistic artist.
Especially one who can [more...]
I’ve always known that he was a singer/songwriter/musician.
Although he’s worn his trademark pigtails, headband, and scruffy beard for as long as I can remember, I’ve seen photos (e.g., 1, 2, 3) that prove that he didn’t always look that way.
As a traveling musician, he’s probably spent thousands and thousands of hours “on the road again,” traveling from gig to gig. [more...]
Are you generally an optimist or a pessimist?
When faced with a new situation, do you assume that everything’s going to be fine, or do you just know that something’s going to go wrong?
The optimists among us probably all agree with The Power of Positive Thinking, and it’s a waste of time and energy to anticipate that bad things are going to happen. In fact, doing so might even increase the likelihood that they will.
The pessimists among us probably [more...]
For several years, I taught college computer courses.
Lots of them — usually 13 different courses each semester.
Likewise, I taught many, many college students.
In fact, I taught over 3,000 of them, at six different colleges and universities in three different states. I also taught or trained many other instructors, staff members and administrators, as well as [more...]
My regular readers know that I was raised in an atmosphere of domestic violence.
And that, because that atmosphere continued to grow and fester over the decades, my wife and I finally chose to cut off all communication with my side of the family.
And then, eight years ago, to further separate ourselves, we legally changed our last name.
After that, I worked as a [more...]
My regular readers know that I don’t drink coffee — and never have — simply because I don’t like the taste of it.
But I know that many of my readers — and the vast majority of Americans — drink multiple cups of coffee each day.
When I was a kid, I remember that a cup of coffee cost 25 cents.
Back when Starbucks coffee shops started [more...]
Here’s a little mystery for you to solve.
Think about each of the clues, and then watch the short video to see the solution.
What has long teeth?
And is covered in fur?
And can [more...]
More than 125 years ago, a string of gruesome murders shocked East London.
The killer was never caught.
Since then, the perpetrator of those crimes has been the subject of many investigations.
But no one has ever [more...]