In today’s world we hear a lot about inclusivity and diversity coming from what has become a more socialist and aggressive left, but what comes with that is a new racism and bigotry against conservative religions and now white folks. The racism represented by CRT & 1619 is simply just more of the same. The […]Continue Reading
Tips: Indecent expectations.
When I walk into a place that has a mandatory tip on the bill; I walk out and never go back because that is just pure arrogance and I will not pay a single dime to any establishment that does that.Continue Reading
Memorial day: Our Living Tributes
Another Memorial Day is here, and I think back on friends I have lost who served. I remember standing in front of my father’s coffin and the vault engraved with the Navy Cross he was so very proud of. I remember Sgt Mulkern’s bagpipes, Stripe’s crooked smile and SSgt Arnold’s tortured grin… When I […]Continue Reading
Installing Cumulative Updates on Exchange Server 2016
Microsoft has released cumulative updates for Exchange Server 2016 (CU2) and Exchange Server 2013(CU13), clearing the technique for .NET Framework 4.6.1 use by organizations. Microsoft Unlocks .NET Framework 4.6.1 : possibly the most outstanding updated…Continue Reading
Exam 70-345: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 (beta)
Microsoft is offering 350 beta seats for the Exam 70-345: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 https://borntolearn.mslearn.net/b/weblog/archive/2016/01/13/designing-and-deploying-microsoft-exchange-server-2016-beta-exam-now-available…Continue Reading
Memorial Day: 2015
All through the ages our proud men & women have served and fought as well as did their families who also served by supporting them.Continue Reading
Obama Sits Upon His Throne To Watch The World Burn
This President has abandoned this nation as no other before him has ever done. Carter? Obama outpaced Carter’s idiocy years ago.Continue Reading
Before the Berlin Wall Fell: A Parting Shot
The base motor pool began to thunder with the sound of massive engines as every tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew began loading up a full fighting load of arms and men. Downs Barracks in Fulda West Germany had gone from silent to a war footing in mere minutes.Continue Reading
Abraham Lincoln: A Fearless Revolutionary
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. -Abraham Lincoln It shouldn’t be a surprise that Abraham Lincoln is our revolutionary for the month of May. He fits our definition…Continue Reading
2014 Conservative Policy Summit: An Agenda to Unite America
2014 is a crucial year for our country. This fall the American people will go to the polls and choose between two vastly different visions for the future. The Left offers more of the same: managed decline and the further Europeanization of our nation. Conservatives, on the other hand, have a positive agenda that […]Continue Reading
What “defines” you?
Someone asked me today “What defines you?” I thought about that for a minute… Here’s my answer:Continue Reading
Common Core: A Principal’s response
As a follow up to my previous article, I asked the Principal at an Idaho school some rather pointed questions about Common Core and how it relates to my instruction for my child in particular. I have placed some of those questions and answers here for your review.Continue Reading
Common Core: What does it mean for parents?
So far, the teachers I’ve talked to express more resignation regarding the common core standards than anything else. In the case of my oldest daughter’s school, the teachers of AP courses are expected to work completely without a syllabus of any kind and are mostly winging it and creating their own as they go. When […]Continue Reading
The day after Thanksgiving
We have given thanks appropriately for all that God’s gracious bounty has afforded us the opportunity to enjoy. The meals are over; friends & family have gone home and the turkey, ribeye, fruit salad & other leftovers reappear as sandwiches, lunches and snacks while that leftover pie beckons for one last shot at becoming that […]Continue Reading
Why critiques are so critical
What motivates me to write most often is what stirs me to shout out… It also becomes the outlet for expressing opinions about events and people who I believe to be doing harm to the world we live in.
My writings do not reflect the course of my life, they merely reflect the course of my writing.Continue Reading
Remembrance day: 9-11
This day is yet another reminder for us to give thanks to those around us who serve or have served, and to remember their families who serve and sacrifice in support of them as well. A day that should drive us to continue to remember them beyond this day and carry it throughout our daily lives.Continue Reading
Obituary: The demise of a once glorious California
I grew up believing in the California of achievable dreams, of justice, honor, freedom, fairness and respect.Continue Reading
Internships: A replacement for a College degree?
In the short term, the lack of college education especially in technically challenging fields such as Information Technology, is more of a hindrance than a benefit, and an internship indeed provides a far more valuable real-world experience relevant to the actual workplace, but what happens when you reach the point where you wish to advance beyond that?Continue Reading
Shelter-Skelter: A true story of death, deceit and betrayal at the Boise Humane Society animal shelter
I wrote this article a few year back when my wife & I used to volunteer for the Boise shelter… Fostering animals for the Boise Humane Society is at best, a dodgy enterprise; take a litter of kittens home with you and they promise total care and support, but bring them in for minor care, […]Continue Reading
Foreign outsourcing: Why companies go “off shore,” and the sacrifices involved.
Someone asked me recently why Accountants do not outsource their bookkeeping to companies outside the USA. As someone with an interest in the bookkeeping industry, (I help my wife run Duker Books, a bookkeeping company in Eagle Idaho) I have a few thoughts on the matter, but this topic is equally true of other industries, […]Continue Reading
The ins and outs of Climate Science: Scientists being less than scientific.
Have you tried to search for the word climate change lately? Or global warming? You will notice two things, the UN has completely canvassed the entire internet with its climate change dogma. Also notice the Global warming is no longer used, because the global temperatures have tended to stop rising in the late 90’s, so […]Continue Reading
Getting that second opinion and why it can save your life
I recently went through a rather hair raising experience lately that brought something to my attention that I did not know before, and to be quite frank, was surprised at the simplicity of it all. That lesson was so eye-opening that I need to share it. Now the point of this is not to point […]Continue Reading
Poem: I love my life…
[important] Audio version available! I love my life [/important] I love my wife, I love my life My heart shines through my children’s eyes Troubles come and then they go Through it all she won’t let go Cloudy skies don’t trouble me No silver lining do I need When in […]Continue Reading
Texting and driving is driving me nuts!
I am so completely done with people using their cell phones while they drive. I get the attraction, really; you want to see that emergency message that just popped up from your boss and such, but so many people take it so far beyond common sense that their swaying car might as well have a […]Continue Reading
A question of service: A look at Military service and citizenship
A question was raised to me recently that I have heard before often enough and it deserves a little time and attention to explore a few of its twists and turns: Should we force all of our young to serve in the military? Other countries do it, and some think that doing this would cause […]Continue Reading
Workforce motivation: Where’s the sweet spot?
A workers view: In my experience, there are three things that provide the most motivation for an employee to produce at a higher level. Two of these things can be provided by the employer, but one of them is something that the employee must already possess: Trust: If they trust their coworkers and management to […]Continue Reading
Today’s newest star employees: Yesterday’s managers?
In today’s fractured job market, a new reality just might become more and more commonplace: Former managers taking entry level jobs, and liking it. It could be that Web designer sitting next to you at work is an MIT Neuroscience graduate, or that lineman climbing the power pole in front of your house; fixing your […]Continue Reading
The ethics of workforce reductions
At what point does your conscience take over? When do you reign in that desperate grab for cash before you alienate the very employees who keep your business running?Continue Reading
One plywood shelter doth not a home make.
A dear friend of mine is in a rough spot. He’s living in a plywood box with no running water and one outlet with just enough power to charge his shaver. He has access to food, but water sometime runs out to the point of being life-threatening. Most nights he gets little more than a […]Continue Reading
The Face of Intolerance in America
I have lived with gay family members all of my life, and I love them for being who they are, not what they do. I simply disagree with some of their choices in life and I hope and pray that they find the kind of peace their hearts truly need. People can have have compassionate disagreements on difficult subjects like this, but that isn’t enough for some people who must punish everyone around them for daring to have a different point of view. This is the exact kind of intolerant hatred that was waged against them so many years ago, and now they too have emerged to become the very same kind of people they feared and despised so long ago.Continue Reading
One Nation under God
One Nation Under God Each morning I wake up and go through the morning routines of feeding the horses, getting the girls ready for the day and heading off to work. It’s the mundane everyday tasks like these that nearly everyone goes through each morning, but how many of us stop to really think about […]Continue Reading
Merry Christmas: The breath drawn in the aftermath
I wish to all of you, a merry Christmas, from our family to yours, as well as the following thoughts: Merry Christmas: The breath drawn in the aftermath The holiday draws to a close as the presents have been given and received, prayers and good wishes spread across the land. Left basking in […]Continue Reading
Healthcare reform act: Costing you much?
A few months ago I posed this question: New laws just put in place by the healthcare reform act are going to be costing companies significantly more than they have been used to. AT&T, for example, just took a Multibillion dollar hit to it’s bottom line due to these changes. 3COM followed with million charge […]Continue Reading
From the Archives: To hell in a handbasket
Published 11-01-1997 in “The Why!? Paper.” To hell in a Handbasket. Is that where the world is really going? We hear an awful lot about how today’s society is falling apart around us; rebellions in Africa, mutual genocide in Bosnia, car bombs exploding in England, and retaliations in Ireland. The list is endless. Even in […]Continue Reading
From the Archives: Legalizing Prostitution?
Published Sept. 01, 1997 in “the WHY!? Paper” Should prostitution be legalized? Hmm. Let us ponder this a bit. But first let us take a look at a few of the players. It seems apparent to me (though not to some), that our society’s moral integrity has been under assault as of late by those […]Continue Reading