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Happy Veterans Day

To all my fellow veterans, may today be peaceful and happy. Though I was never deployed, it was an honor to serve. To my fellow #LGBTQ veterans, stay strong, support each other. We #WontBeErased #VeteransDay #BeVisible

Why I’m Suddenly Very Vocal About Being #LGBTQ

I’ve been asked why I’m suddenly very vocal about being in the #LGBTQ community. There are two main reasons: discrimination and violence against the community.

People are bing assaulted more and more. People are bing murdered simply because they are gay.

As for discrimination there are no federal laws prohibiting discrimination outside of federal employment. Trump is trying to ban...

Favorite Books

This is a list of my favorite books. Not in any particular order ...


How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleDale Carnegie


Neuromancer by William Gibson
Count Zero by William Gibson

Happy Autumn Equinox

It is the first day of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere.

Burt Reynolds Has Died

Burt Reynolds has died. He was 82.

Burt Reynolds on Wikipedia

Senator John McCain Died

John Sidney McCain III has passed away from cancer. He was 81.

Read more about Senator McCain on Wikipedia.

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, has died

Aretha Franklin died this morning. She was 76.


Aretha Franklin on Wikipedia

Eagles Win Super Bowl LII

Eagles Win Super Bowl LII

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

A day of mourning, celebration, service, and hope.

Dr. King's life has been written about by people far more knowledgable than me so all I will say is that he was a great man, fighting for equality, for fair treatment, for the right to share in the all the good the country has to offer. Dr. King was murdered at the age of 39. I can only imagine much better the country would be if he lived...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Welcome 2018!

Merry Christmas

Though it is relatively warm and without any snow here in New Jersey, it is Christmas.

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

First Snow Fall of the Season

It's snowing. Big, fluffy snowflakes. Not really sticking on the roads yet, but as the night goes on I suspect it will.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm thankful for too many things to list, but here a few ...

  • Friends and Family

  • Good health

  • Freedoms we have in the USA

  • Opportunities we have in the USA

  • Being able to help others

My life isn't perfect. I don't have everything I need. I wish things were a little better. But I always remember that no...

Veterans Day: Thank You For Your Service

To all my fellow soldiers, thank you for your service.

Election Day 2017

Remember to vote today! Voting is one of the biggest way you can make your voice heard. Voting is the biggest way you can influence the direction of the country. Voting is important.

Find out where to vote on the Election Website.

It's your change to get change things. Make it count! So get out and vote!

Added Tagging to BlogApp

I added tagging functionality to the BlogApp. It's similar to other sites using tagging where you add keywords or "tags" to the posts so that viewers can click on a tag and find all posts related to that tag.

For now, finding posts with a specific tag is limited to listing out all the tags, clicking on the...

Happy Labor Day!

The United States is celebrating Labor Day today. Labor Day "is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."

"Well-being of our country." This portion...

Adding CRM Functionality to Project Useful

Project Useful is still under heavy development. As the project management side of the system matures and becomes more ... useful, I've found that there's a need for more CRM-like functionality. Tracking contacts, phone calls, emails, and text messages regarding various projects is as important as tracking the work itself. Instead of...

BlogApp, Day Two

The BlogApp is coming along. I'm building it so that some of the generic pages (like About) are served from the blog itself. Normally, I'd build a page controller that pointed to a hard-coded page that had to be updated with an application deployment and restart. By using a

Personal Site on Ruby on Rails BlogApp

My old site was a series of static HTML pages that I edited in a text editor, saved locally, then uploaded to my server. This process was not only slow and annoying, but it would not allow me to post without booting my development environment. No more.

I'm building a blog application in Ruby on Rails. I'm using it to continue my Rails education as well as ease my posting process. I'm...


This site is being built using Ruby on Rails 5.1. The code base is under active development.

You can find the code to this application in the GitHub BlogApp repository.