Cutting the Cord 2015 (Happy New Year)

A few years back we had television through cable.   I was frustrated by the fact that the cable company kept raising the rates.  They charged us for every box, they charged us for channels that I wanted to watch in the form of packages.  They charged us with confidence that we were either too …

Knowledge Management and Healthcare

Saving LivesIn that moment when you realize that what you are experiencing is real and you have been shaken into the understanding that you are a human being; frail, fragile and living only for a short time this one moment can define or redefine your whole life.Most of us live our day-to-day lives in a …

Learning to Make Pizza Starts with a Mop ~ Real Knowledge Transfer

I started working at 11 years old delivering the "Co-op City Times."   The job really was awful and paid $35.00 in total.   I would wake up in the morning very early and go down the lobby of my building to either wait for or pick up the Saturday morning paper.  My job was to …

The Actualizers **Something Positive for Home, Work and Beyond**

The Actualizers I got a phone call on a Sunday evening asking if I would come out to watch a movie about Israel called "Israel Inside."  I normally wouldn't go to something like this but I on this day I agreed.   I met up with a few friends the next day and headed a …

“Quincy Magoo” You’ve Done It Again…

Do you remember Mr. Magoo? Magoo says " I should have known your type..." as he yells at himself in the mirror.  He is angry for all of the things that were done to him and he was the cause. "Don't waste your time and money.." Magoo wanted to get dance lessons as he misread a …

How Microtransactions are Making you Bankrupt

It isn't just In-APP Microtransactions are commonly mentioned in or referenced in mobile computing.  For this blog I am saying that this is the transaction model for more than just mobile devices; this is now our way of life.   We need to collectively stop this from being the business model of our future. Definition: …

Co-op City ~ What did you experience?

Last week I wrote about how Co-op City influenced and shaped who I am today.  The sheer amount of people who were interested in this discussion was mind boggling.   I was essentially inspired to add-on to the blog in order to bring to light some other realities of living in Co-op out of fairness …

Making Sense of a Crazy World ~ Holiday Edition~Co-op City Reflection

Co-op City.. 15,372 residential units in 35 high-rise buildings and 7 townhouse clusters.  Co-op City has approximately 50,000+ residents.  I grew up in building 34 apartment 3D as in David, which is what my mother would say.   Growing up in Co-op I was exposed to a lot of people.  Co-op really represented America in so many …

Dispatches from the Front: 29 July 2012

... From Ken Friends, In some of the return e-mails, several have asked I not include or discuss the "un-pleasantries of war" in my "Dispatches".  To those kind souls, my advice is to simply delete all future e-mails from me. Unfortunately, I am not in a pleasant place to accommodate such a request.  The truth …

It wasn’t simple, or was it?

 I am writing you today that I am fed up. I am fed up with being fed up.  I have spent more time using the backspace key today than any other single letter.   I am only on the third sentence but there could have been a book already.  I have leaned forward in the chair …