In Alignment – Syzygy

I found this fun info on Dictionary.com “The only English word with three Ys also happens to describe a rare astronomical event involving three heavenly bodies. A syzygy is the alignment of three celestial bodies in a straight line, commonly the Earth, the Sun and the Moon.”


I owe my career to the people who have openly, and for the most part, freely, shared “how-to”, and/or connected with me, on the internet. In fact, it isn’t even a small amount of hyperbole to say my life would be NOTHING like it is now without the internet…I’m struggling to think of anything that

More Podcasts & Getting After It

I posted a list of podcasts at the end of January, but then, what a surprise, I discovered some new ones!  At the end of this post, I’ll put a list of the new ones I’ve added to my podcast list.  I’ll also go back and add them to the other list as well.  I’ll italicize them in the

ADHD – The Entrepreneur Superpower

Back in October, I was one of the presenters at Ignite Freelance in Austin, Texas, thanks to a gracious invitation from a friend of mine. L Ignite’s motto is “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”  Each presenter has 5 minutes to present their topic.  They submit 20 slides, and each slide auto-advances every 15 seconds. My presentation

SpeakIt Chrome Extension Screenshot

Tech Tidbit – Proofread To Me

SpeakIt I sent an email today, and then read it out loud to someone else. Oops. I had a typo. It wasn’t a spelling error, though. It was the wrong word, so it didn’t get caught by spell-checker. I didn’t notice it either, because I’d read what I THOUGHT I’d written, instead of what I’d


It started off as an awesome addiction to public radio.  I could listen all day and night, and never want to turn it off.  I’m fortunate that we have one of the best public radio stations in the country, right here in Austin.  The shows they broadcast, and the way they’ve lined them up, is

Arduino Hole

^^ Look what I got for Christmas.

Mind you, I asked for it, so I’m not some innocent victim here.