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For Me, An Hour of Code 2018 Is All About Blockchain

It’s the first week of December and An Hour of Code activities across the United States and around the world are well underway. As a reminder, An Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. This year, Computer Science Education Week 2018 is December 3 thru 9, however, you can host … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus – Part 7: The Color of No Authority

Last weekend, I had a chance to catch up with two colleagues, Olivia and Stacie. During our conversation, this question was presented from Olivia: Is “color of authority” a legal term? Each of us acknowledged having heard the term or expression used before. I googled it and the search engine returned over a half million … Continue reading

U.S. Gas Prices Are Higher and Lower For Thanksgiving 2018

It’s Thanksgiving Eve and we are in the middle of a mad travel dash here in the U.S. Many of my fellow Americans have already reached their destinations for this holiday week, while others are finally heading out the doors to join family members and friends to honor this annual tradition. AAA has predicted that … Continue reading

Numbers: Another Mass Shooting, 12 Dead – Is This The Norm?

I awoke this morning, like so many others, to hear of another mass shooting here in the United States. Twelve victims, including a sheriff’s sergeant, are dead. The shooter is also dead. The details are sketchy, but here’s what I’ve been able to decipher about this most recent event:  When – Wednesday evening, November 7, … Continue reading

Am I the only one who didn’t know that pumpkins are considered fruit?

Halloween is a big event for most school aged children, but also many adults in these United States along with ghosts, goblins, witches brew and pumpkin ale. Countless numbers of pumpkins will be carved up for this annual celebration. The carved pumpkin has and still is associated with the harvest season, but around 1900, an … Continue reading

Numbers: Breast Cancer Awareness – 1 in 8

It’s the first week of October and the fall foliage is in bloom! Various shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, magenta, blue and brown are included in the count of deciduous trees’ autumn leaf colors. One color that may be more prominent in your environment during the month of October is pink! The pink … Continue reading

Your Local Waffle House Is Serving Up A Lot More Than Food During A Major Storm Event

We are not in the food business…We are in the people business.” – Joe Rogers, Sr., Co-Founder of Waffle House Inc. What is left of Hurricane Florence has moved out to sea. Meteorologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimate that the slow-moving storm dumped nearly 13 trillion gallons of water between last … Continue reading

On Watch for Hurricane Florence and Gas Price Gouging

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall on the North Carolina coast between Thursday night, September 13th, and Friday morning, September 14, 2018. It’s been more than a minute since I have ridden out a hurricane, but I am about to do a reboot with this force of nature. As Hurricane Florence is making a … Continue reading

Three C-Words That You Should Know And Understand

What makes certain actions and words acceptable to some but offensive to others? There are a few answers to this question! One answer is the culture in which the person who is speaking or taking the action is operating in. Culture is one of three c-words that will be discussed in this post. Often when … Continue reading

How Much Will U.S. Gas Prices Increase Between Now and Labor Day 2018?

We are 10 weeks in for this Summer Driving Season! The cost of petrol has been on an interesting roller coaster ride for the last six months. Prices began an upward trend around the first week in March and climbed steadily to the highest average this year of $2.984 on May 25, 2018 which also … Continue reading

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