Category: politics

Why the Healthcare.gov fiasco SHOULD teach us to Open Source Government Application Development.

Why the Healthcare.gov fiasco SHOULD teach us to Open Source Government Application Development.

We Spent How Much?! According to The Daily Beast the United States Government has spent $118 million to build Healthcare.gov and another $56 million in fixing it…and based on the fact that the site...

How Not to Scare Pro-Gun Supporters (Quite as Much)

How Not to Scare Pro-Gun Supporters (Quite as Much)

John Morse served as President of the Colorado Senate until a recent recall vote ousted him from the position. What had he done to invoke the wrath of the people? Pushed for gun control...

Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day.

So, this past Mother’s Day, Cassandra Frost (I say this humorously) decided to throw my world upside down by sending me a link to this blog post from The Messy Middle: “An Open Letter to...

Did Hackers Gain Access to All Your Personal Information?!?

Did Hackers Gain Access to All Your Personal Information?!?

Introduction “Out of sight, out of mind.” This is true of so many important aspects of life. We know we should do something about them, but we don’t – because we forget about them...

Sandy Hook, Gun Laws, and Mental Health

Sandy Hook, Gun Laws, and Mental Health

I’ve followed the news about Sandy Hook as much as most average informed citizens – reading articles, listening to NPR/BBC, and so on. I’ve also been following loosely the discussion that has arisen in...

Why You REALLY Don’t Need That Verizon FiOS Upgrade

Why You REALLY Don’t Need That Verizon FiOS Upgrade

In February I’ll be transitioning from Cairn University (Systems Administrator) to Calvary Community Church (Pastor). This has numerous implications – one being that I will no longer have a Cairn University cell phone. So,...

Book Review: Mrs. Lincoln (Author: Catherine Clinton).

Book Review: Mrs. Lincoln (Author: Catherine Clinton).

I just finished Catherine Clinton‘s tome on Mrs. Mary Lincoln, (titled simply Mrs. Lincoln: A Life) First Lady and wife of President Abraham Lincoln. The text clocks in at 336 pages, followed by around...

Newsweek Writes Sensational Stories to Sell Magazines?

Newsweek Writes Sensational Stories to Sell Magazines?

Charity sent in a donation to NPR, which we both enjoy, and as a thank you gift they gave us a subscription to Newsweek. We had unsubscribed from Newsweek some time ago due to...

The Cost of Our Purchases…

The Cost of Our Purchases…

What is the expenditure in human life and quality to provide us with the American dream? I’d like to recommend Steven Musil’s article “Putting a human cost on the iPad” over at CNET. This...

Book Review: The Money Men (H.W. Brands).

Book Review: The Money Men (H.W. Brands).

I’d never heard of Henry William Brands before reading The Money Men. Despite the late introduction, I suspect that his books will now appear high on my reading list – if they are even...