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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

MLK Day 2018 Finds Me Reviewing the United States Constitution

As we are working our way through the first month of this new year, we are approaching the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday on Monday, January 15, 2017. This special holiday honors King who was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and … Continue reading

Numbers – 64%: Americans Who Support Legalizing Marijuana

Legalizing marijuana is one of the least polarizing issues in America! This statement was made by Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s long-running political talk show, Meet the Press, (aired on January 7, 2018). This finding comes as the Trump Administration has rescinded an Obama-era policy that discouraged federal prosecutors from pursuing charges against marijuana users … Continue reading

Be Sure These Two Persons Are On Your Team In 2018

It’s Week 2 of Calendar Year (CY) 2018. My morning ritual usually includes listening to and/or watching various news and talk shows while eating breakfast, working on a particular task or project, checking email, reviewing social media updates, writing, etc. It’s no surprise that during the first week of 2018, most of the morning shows … Continue reading

Skin Grafts and the First Successful Skin Transplant

It’s the week between the Christmas and New Year Holidays and this blogger is asking herself, what should I be writing about? And if I write it, will anyone even notice because they are doing so many other things like sleeping late into the mornings, visiting with family and friends, cleaning their homes after family … Continue reading

Christmas 2017 Gas Prices Expected To Be Higher Than Last Year

While stockings are being hung by the chimney with care, some U.S. motorists have already begun their holiday travels this week leading up to December 25th, Christmas Day. In addition to putting the finishing touches on holiday decorating and shopping, more than 97 million Americans are expected to hit the roads this week for the … Continue reading

In Support of Net Neutrality

As expected, in a 3-2 vote, members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted this week to overturn net neutrality on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, … Continue reading

Time’s Person of the Year – The Silence Breakers, #MeToo

  Time Magazine revealed its 2017 Person of the Year earlier today! I had not planned to share this announcement with you, however, after learning that The Silence Breakers garnered this prestigious award and honor, it became difficult for me to let this day pass without making at least one statement. For starters, The Silence … Continue reading

Hour of Code 2017 is Almost Here

Computer Science Education Week is December 4-10, 2017 . As a reminder, Hour of Code is almost here, and this year marks the 5th anniversary of this global event. In 2013, Hour of Code was launched by an organization called Code.org during Computer Science Education Week by twin brothers Hadi and Ali Partovi. Since then, … Continue reading

Gas Prices Are Stable This Week of Thanksgiving 2017

Since my last post on gasoline prices three weeks ago, fuel prices rose upward as much as 9 cents before falling back to today’s current national average of $2.542 per gallon for regular grade. While this price is about 40 ¢ higher than a year ago, the good news is that it is less than … Continue reading