Tag: #housekeeping


Just two weeks to go before I defend the doctoral dissertation.

No pressure.

I’ll be back to writing more frequently once that’s done and over with.

Pro Tip: Tip Well

I’ve probably told you the story of the young woman at the best school of public health who was angry at housekeeping staff for blocking the bathroom while it was being cleaned. The young woman was angry that she had to walk to another part of the building to use another bathroom. She complained as much to the woman cleaning…


As has become habit for me now, I’ve installed a new theme for the blog with the new season. (Don’t worry. I won’t change it again until summer.) I think you’re going to like it because it has a lot of the elements of more “traditional” blogs. On the right-hand side of the page, you have a “carousel” displaying the blog posts I am most proud of so far. Then you can see the links to some of the blogs I read. (The links are chosen at random from a large list of blogs that I frequent.) There is also a list of recent comments, and even the latest Instagram picture I’ve taken.

I hope you like it.

New Year, New Blog Design

“Sorry, boys, I’m so changeable. It is a weakness with me. But, to be fair to myself, it is my only weakness…” – James Moriarty Happy new year! I hope everyone enjoyed the New Year festivities thoroughly and that you are now ready to take on 2015. As you can see, the blog’s design has changed a little bit. There’s…

Your comments are welcomed, but…

At the very top of this blog, on either side, you’ll see a couple of icons. The icon on the left opens a menu that shows to you a variety of pages present on this blog. On the right, the icon there opens a series of menus where you can search for terms on the blog, look at past posts…


My internet hosting service had some sort of hiccup. I lost about two weeks worth of posts. I’m trying to recover them, but I’m also switching hosting providers. The web address will be the same for the time being, but I might change it in the future. We’ll see. Anyway, please let me know if you notice some bugs here and there.


If you’ve been following my writings for a while (since about 2004), you know that I’m prone to change the style and design of my blogging sites often. I just find it “refreshing” to put out a new layout for it and for the readers to “rediscover” my writings. Then again, if you’re a subscriber, you get these posts in the mail and you don’t find it necessary to come over to the blog and read.

On the main page of the blog, at the very top, you’ll see a “carousel” of pictures of our pets. I plan to update it as I get more pictures of these furry creatures that are, for now, our children. Then you’ll see a listing of the latest posts, and then a few more goodies. I’ll keep adding more stuff as I come up with it.

In the meantime, please let me know if you find any bugs or are having problems with the new layout.

Changes are coming to the blog

I’m getting ready to roll out some changes to this blog for the fall/winter season. If you haven’t noticed by now, I like to change-up the theme and play with the code about twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. So some changes are coming. I apologize in advance if things you like about this…

More fun with visualizations

I just discovered a new WordPress plugin (bit of code to help the site do stuff), and I am amazed by it. Well, I shouldn’t be amazed. The things that these kids can come up with given time and a computer. Anyway, here’s a map I created using the visualizer plugin: [visualizer id=”8460″] Pretty cool, right? I’ll be playing with…