My work, my ideas, my faith, my life

Take Back Your Timeline

I’m going to walk you through how to turn off and delete apps in your Facebook account that you don’t want. As you use Facebook, you are often installing apps and giving them permissions without thinking much about it.

I Fly Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease

This was only one of many recent tricks gone bad. In the past few years, I’ve done myself a lot of damage with unplanned acrobatics. I know that some of our physical prowess diminishes with age, but I just don’t want to admit that I may need to tone it down a bit.


Do they really think they are going to find someone who sat down and coded Javascript for five years straight, never looking at another language? That would be a job that would quickly drive you to despair. Yet, that’s the way hiring managers seem to think.

The Pebble, From My Hand Take, Grasshopper

So, I grew up on the original Kung Fu series. I loved Masters Po and Kan, played respectively by Key Luke and the ever soft-spoken, Philip Ahn. We knew that young Kwai Chang was ready to leave the monastery when he could the pebble take from Master Kan’s hand. Be the first to like. Like […]

Going Steady

As a social worker, I specialize in high-anxiety customers who have learned in their lives to try to get what they want by maladaptive behaviors. I say “to try” because it doesn’t actually work for them. It seems like it works because many people will give in or cater to the behavior, thinking that it is somehow the best way to deal with it.

However, it is only an illusion. It may get a person off of your back momentarily, but you haven’t done anything to help him deal with his anxiety. Sadly, if this person is someone you cannot easily escape, as in a professional or family relationship, you are only creating more anxiety that you will end up dealing with later.

A Day in the Life

As anyone who knows me well will attest, I like spicy food. I write about it in “Some Like It Hot“. I guess that if variety is the spice of life, then my days and work are also very spicy.

Weird Lips

Weird Lips I get a lot of comments about my very strange picture on top of my blog. It shows me with a very wild look and screwed up mouth. I think it almost looks like someone from “The Simpsons“. I thought maybe I would explain it for those who don’t like it or think […]

A Shameful Dearth

I imagine it is a problem in most parts of the country, but here in Multnomah County, Oregon, where I live and work, it is nearly impossible for a person with a felony on his record to find housing. I’m not talking about myself. My record is clean. I have clients for whom this is […]

My Postscript Mentor Business Card

In addition to software engineering, I mentor developmentally disabled adults in life skills. I teach various sills related to community living and being included in community activities. I developed a business card to give to agencies and clients that outlined some of the things I teach. 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike

Social Worker

I’ve always had an affinity for people and the things they deal with. My mother thought of me as mature beyond my years, and it’s probably true. I still was a child when I needed to be, but I’ve had a sense of social justice and tolerance that would have made for a good social […]