• Wedding Costs: Fantasy vs Reality

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        According to a recent study by the Bank of Montreal Canadian couples expect to spend about $15,000 on their wedding, and invite an average of 100 guests. When I read that figure I laughed out loud. I mean spitting-out-my-tea-all-over-my-computer-screen laughed. It [...]

  • Hipsters

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    At the end of this month I will undergo a total hip replacement for my aging right hip.  This situation has actually come on quite briskly.  Just one year ago my x-ray read “moderate” arthritis with a few bone spurs [...]

  • 2014 CDMC to be Held in Sydney

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    On the heels of a very successful Catholic New Media Conference held last year in Melbourne, Australia, the people at the Southern Cross New Media Project, an alliance that seeks to bring together Catholic new media practitioners in Australia and [...]

  • The Karate Kid Trilogy with Ralph Macchio on Netflix!

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    Seems like yesterday it was the mid 1980′s and Karate Kid with the guy from Eight Is Enough (Jeremy Andretti), burst onto the Movie screens.  I still remember the underdog connection I had with Daniel.  In some ways Daniel was every kid [...]

  • Amazon.com Prime Lifestyle

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    I would have never guessed that Amazon.com would become a vital part of my every day living.  In the past, Microsoft’s Windows or Office dominated my business, workplace and later Google with Google Apps.  But my personal life was not [...]

  • IPad Art Gallery #15

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    This edition of my ongoing art blog highlights drawings that are layered on top of the same background. Part experiment, part expedience. Please view the previous editions of my iPad gallery. iPad Art Gallery #1 iPad Art Gallery #2 iPad [...]

  • Filipino-American Fish Eater

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    Mmmm, fish. I love fish. It’s something I’ve always enjoyed ever since I was a kid. (Well, the time I had a fish bone stuck in my throat when I was 5 years old doesn’t count. ) Earlier this evening, [...]

  • The Hemingway Home in Key West

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    Situated at the far end of the Florida Keys, Key West is a cool place.  Hopping with tourists enjoying the full array of restaurants and art galleries, Key West beckons to the wild soul in all of us. People who [...]

San Diego Comic Con Guide

My Squiggly Path

Megan Gebhart | 52 Cups of Coffee

Megan Gebhart | 52 Cups of Coffee

When I started this project, My Squiggly Path, my goal was to interview people who had in some way or another embraced technology and found themselves in a career that was somewhat unexpected.  I had sort of assumed that my [...]

Opinion

Say What you Mean and Mean What you Say

Say What you Mean and Mean What you Say

How many times has someone said they would call you, then not? How many times has a friend said they wanted do something with you, and then did not? This is one of my biggest ‘pet peeves’ and I really [...]

Airport Blues

Airport Blues

Given the many awful aspects of air travel, it is a wonder airports teem with passengers at all times and in all places. In addition to the cost, which manages to go up constantly, there is the captured audience spectre [...]

Review of Philomena

Review of Philomena

Review of Philomena with Dame Judy Dench   April 2014 The arresting blue eyes of Dame Judy Dench haunt long after the movie, Philomena, has closed on the screen. They convey sorrow, horror, fear, but as importantly, they convey the [...]

Life

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Coffee Mugs

Hello, my name is Eileen and I am addicted to coffee.  I don’t just have a physical need for caffeine, I have mental component to my enjoyment which directly correlates to the cup from which I drink.  I know its [...]

Chronic Pain: Pills or Pump?

Chronic Pain: Pills or Pump?

Chronic Pain, (CP), is pain that has persisted for at least 3-6 months as opposed to acute pain, from an injury such a cut finger, that goes away when the injury has healed. It is estimated that 100 million Americans [...]

Business

The Koomohost Project - Origin

The Koomohost Project – Origin

Logo Design by Wekey Since 2009, I have offering website services.  It started out with helping small business get online using Microsoft’s now defunct Office Live Small Business.  It was a simple HTML editor, very dated layout/designs, built in email integration and [...]

Technology

iPhone or iPad: Follow-Up

iPhone or iPad: Follow-Up

Way back in October, 2012, I had posed the question here of whether or not I should upgrade my iPhone 3GS to an {iPhone 4/iPhone 4S/iPhone 5} or get an iPad mini. At the time, my initial two-year contract had [...]

Reviving an old MacBook

Reviving an old MacBook

A very kind friend of a friend had dropped off an old MacBook, stating if we could get it to work, we could have it. He said it belonged to his wife, who passed it to their teen-aged daughter. When [...]

Creative

IPad Art Gallery #14

IPad Art Gallery #14

Here is the newest round of drawings, centered around fire and fear.   Please view the previous editions of my iPad gallery. iPad Art Gallery #1 iPad Art Gallery #2 iPad Art Gallery #3 iPad Art Gallery #4 iPad Art [...]

IPad Art Gallery #13

IPad Art Gallery #13

Following further down this path. Seeing where it takes me. Please view the previous editions of my iPad gallery. iPad Art Gallery #1 iPad Art Gallery #2 iPad Art Gallery #3 iPad Art Gallery #4 iPad Art Gallery #5 iPad [...]

IPad Art Gallery #12

IPad Art Gallery #12

Here is the latest batch of artwork for 2014. It was slow going at the beginning, but a new direction has made itself known. Please view the previous editions of my iPad gallery. iPad Art Gallery #1 iPad Art Gallery [...]

iPad Art Gallery #11

iPad Art Gallery #11

These are images I created during the holidays. Much has happened, and I hope these pictures reflect that. I’ve included several refiltered Instagram versions that offer an interesting spin from the originals.

Spirituality

Offer It Up

Offer It Up

Back in the day when I was at St. Patrick’s Elementary School, there was a saying the nuns often fell back on.  When something uncomfortable or awkward happened, or when there was some awful chore you had to do, the [...]

What to Give Up (Getty Images)

What To Give Up For Lent

OK, we may be half way through this year’s Lenten season but it is not too late to think of things to give up.  As my friend pointed out, our New Year’s resolutions have long gone so Lent is our [...]

Entertainment

Amazon Prime Music is Here!

Amazon Prime Music is Here!

  Started out with free shipping, exclusive deals then Amazon Prime Instant Video.  Now Amazon has upgraded the service to include popular music, artists and for me, a way to replenish my CD collection!  Thanks Amazon. Not sure if I [...]

General

Thanks Be for Francis

Thanks Be for Francis

Watching the 60 Minutes segment on Pope Francis recently made my week. At long last Catholics have someone we can be proud of and someone whom folks of other religions can relate to. As Obama said in the interview, the [...]

Memorial Day - May 26th 2014

Memorial Day – May 26th 2014

. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May,[2] was [...]