Why all the permissions?

It’s been about 9 months since Edward Snowden’s release of the scale of PRISM intrusions shocked many people throughout the world. Ordinary citizens along with governments were left reeling at just how they could be targeted by a foreign government accessing “private” information about them. The storm has not slowed, abated or even dropped from … Read more

My First (real) Job and What I Learned

  When I was 15, I decided that I wanted a job in a local cafe. A few of my friends worked there, I had spent time there and decided I wanted to take the next logical step and apply for a job. I went and prepared my first C.V., comprising mainly of babysitting jobs … Read more

Monday Morning Motivation, well more like Monday Afternoon Motivation

Monday morning is a great time to make subtle changes in your routine that could affect real change for you in the long-term, especially if you’ve lacked in the motivation department lately. The start of each new week should be treated like the fresh start we make of each new year. Have you been putting … Read more

Water for Life Decade – helping my son reach his philanthropic goals

Every day, approx 4,500 children die from diseases which can be easily prevented through access to clean water. On December 23rd 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 58/217, proclaiming an International Decade for Action “Water for Life” 2005 -2015.  Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water … Read more

Learn by Giving Foundation Announce Next Course Offering of Giving With Purpose

The Learn by Giving Foundation has announced the next offering of Giving with Purpose, their highly popular M.O.O.C. (Massive Open Online Course) in philanthropy, will begin on April 2 2014. If you’ve not signed up yet, I would wholeheartedly recommend you carpe diem and register today. Giving with Purpose is a unique online course which teaches … Read more

Craig Chamberlin's Introduction to WordPress Week Well Worth a View

Craig Chamberlin is the man behind the PCM Tech Help Show. It’s a tech related show that covers many topics. Recently Craig added a video section on WordPress, specifically an Introduction to WordPress and regardless of whether you’re a newbie to WordPress or a seasoned pro, they are well worth a view. WordPress is a … Read more

It's not a bucket list, it's a life list

I’ve been having itchy feet for a while now. It stems from the particular period of life I’ve been living for the past 8 or so years, but that doesn’t make it any easier- these feet are still itchin’ to go somewhere, everywhere. So a while ago I decided to start my own “life list”. … Read more

Kid President can make the world more awesome

Have you met Kid President yet? If you haven’t, you should seriously check out his videos on the Soul Pancake channel on YouTube!! Kid President, along with some of the cool kids he talks about, is the main reason that I have the “Kids Rock!” on my website. Kids are great, they do rock, and … Read more

Last chance to get extra tax relief for 2013 – donate to charity

Last year on New Year’s eve, I got an email from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The email was titled pretty much the same as this post, and it is a reason I am writing this post too. These are the last few days that you can donate to charity and get some extra … Read more

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

The holiday season is in full swing. Kids are all hyped up about Santa, presents are being wrapped and office parties are taking place everywhere. The wonderful poem, “A Visit from St. Nicolas” or “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”, which was originally published anonymously in 1823, epitomizes how children still feel today about this magical … Read more