You May Need a Better Password

ID Agent, a dark web monitoring company owned by IT software company Kaseya, says it identified the most common stolen passwords found on the dark web in 2020 based on a scan of nearly 3 million passwords. If you don't know what the dark web is, then you're better off staying in the dark, and away from the … Continue reading You May Need a Better Password

The Power of Free

A group of researchers offered participants of a study a choice between purchasing a Hershey ’s Kiss chocolate for 1-cent ($0.01) or Lindt Lindor chocolate truffle for 15 cents ($0.15). The participants, recognizing this as a good deal since the price differential in a supermarket would be larger than 14 cents between the two options, overwhelmingly … Continue reading The Power of Free

You Can Do This, Jimmy

You've got this, Jimmy. You can write a blog post that people will find both informative and entertaining. You've come up with some good headlines in the past, Jimmy. You can do it again. Sorry, I was just trying to psyche myself up (for some unknown reason, when I refer to myself in the third … Continue reading You Can Do This, Jimmy

One of the Best TV Series I Have Seen in Quite a While

I've previously mentioned a few shows I have enjoyed over the past few years, such as Bosch, Schitt's Creek, Broadchurch, Safe, The Undoing, West Wing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Ozark. But over the past couple of weeks, my wife and I have semi-binge watched the show, Ted Lasso. And I think this may be my … Continue reading One of the Best TV Series I Have Seen in Quite a While

Thank Heaven for My Wife

"A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves a thousand moments of regret." I was excited. I had an idea for blog post hours before I usually start writing my post; most days I don't come up with an idea until much later in the day. When I mentioned the idea for my … Continue reading Thank Heaven for My Wife

A Mother’s Income and the Length of Their Child’s Ring Finger vs Index Finger

Last year I wrote a post: What Your Fingers Reveal About You that looked at the claim that the relative size of your pointer (index) finger vs. your ring finger revealed a lot about your personality. Since my index finger is longer than my ring finger, here is what that meant for my personality: Men … Continue reading A Mother’s Income and the Length of Their Child’s Ring Finger vs Index Finger

Music Monday: A Mid-Winter Treat

We are slightly past the mid-point of winter, and some reason that made me wonder if there are any songs that have February in the title. Fortunately, I came across a blog post where somebody had already done the work for me: 14 Songs About February. As I scrolled through the songs (none of which … Continue reading Music Monday: A Mid-Winter Treat

Another Hat Tip to Seth Godin

It's been a while since I wrote about one of Seth Godin's blog posts, even though I read it every day. It seems like many of his posts are a variation on a common set of themes. Since I have read so many of his posts over the years, I often recognize what the thrust … Continue reading Another Hat Tip to Seth Godin


OK. I can't take credit for the title. It was the headline of a story in the student newspaper about our recent snowstorm. I've been at Nova for almost 35 years, and this is the first time I've heard that term. And I just had to use it. As I noted in a previous post, … Continue reading Villasnowva!

Bikeshedding: Guilty As Charged

I've never heard of the term bikeshedding until today, while I was browsing through the wonderful The Decision Lab web site. Here is the site's tagline: People make 35,000 decisions a day. We decode them to create transformational change for people, products, and organizations. How could I avoid a website like that? It looks like … Continue reading Bikeshedding: Guilty As Charged