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Remember, Small Business Saturday is November 24, 2018

As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I would be remiss if I didn’t’ remind my readers of this blog that Small Business Saturday is almost here. Small Business Saturday was conceived by American Express and first launched in 2010 on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The idea was to encourage everyone to support local shops … Continue reading

Regrettably, This Behavior Isn’t Limited To High School

Haters gonna hate! Today’s post falls under the “I wasn’t going to write this one” category, however, the information surrounding it was hard to ignore. Earlier this week, a news release from NASA and a post on their website indicated that they were notified on Monday, April 30, that some members of the public used … Continue reading

Tech Note: Patent Issued for Cloaking Technology

If you are a fan of Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Stargate, you should be familiar with the term cloaking device. How many times have the Star Trek space ships found themselves suddenly surrounded by known enemies, like the Klingon empire, who used cloaking devices to hide their presence in a particular part of the … Continue reading

Despite Natural Disasters, The Iridium Satellite Phone Makes Communication and Connections Possible  

A view of Hurricane Maria from the International Space Station. [Photo Credit: Astronaut Randy Bresnik of NASA, 09.21.2017] During the last four weeks, those of us living in the western hemisphere have witnessed an unusual number of natural disasters so close together. Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 26, 2017, more storms have … Continue reading

Proposed New Wind Turbines Mimic the Shape of a Bird

Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that while wind’s role in the capacity market has been limited, it has been playing a bigger one in the spot market. Its capacity on the grid jumped to 7,655 megawatts last year and has more than doubled in the past seven years, based on data from PJM Interconnection LLC, a … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus – Part 2: The Real Color of Money

Opening lyrics to For the Love of Money by the O’Jays: Money, money, money, money, m-o-n-e-y [x6] Some people got to have it, yeah, some people really need it Listen to me y’all, do things, do things, do things, bad things with it Well, you wanna do things, do things, do things, good things with … Continue reading

Sage Wisdom and Advice from Selected 2017 Commencement Speakers

As the calendar advances into the month of June, most graduates of the Class of 2017 have already received their diplomas, certificates, or other credentials. This annual rite of passage for graduates includes marching to Pomp and Circumstances and listening to advice from just about anyone who has some to give. While their advice is free, everyone does … Continue reading

This New Year’s Eve, Raise Your Red Solo Cup In Honor of Its Inventor, Robert Leo Hulseman

News of the death of Robert Leo Hulseman came during the this last week of 2016. While many of you may not be familiar with Bob Hulseman, most of us have used one of his patented products, the Solo cup.  Solo cups have been around since the 1970s and come in as many colors as … Continue reading

Three Notables on Time’s 2016 Person of the Year Short List

You should be aware by now that President Elect of the United States (PEOTUS) Donald Trump was selected as Time Magazine’s 2016 Person of the Year.  A number of news stories and interviews dedicated to this topic have aired or been written since the announcement earlier this week, however, the names of those making the … Continue reading

Small Business Saturday 2016: Shop Small In A Big Way on Saturday, November 25, 2016

Small Business Saturday is just two days away! Holiday shoppers are encouraged to patronize local small brick and mortar on Saturday, November 25, 2016. It is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores, respectively. Small Business Saturday was first observed in Roslindale Village, Massachusetts on November … Continue reading