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Archive for August, 2012

Earth from the International Space Station

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

This is amazing time-lapse photography from the International Space Station – a much more “close-up” view of Earth than is typically portrayed.  Note the beauty of the Aurora Borealis and the lightning displays.  The amount of light pollution by inhabited regions is hard to fathom.  No wonder it’s difficult to see the stars at night!

Tax-Tip – Deduction for Self-Employed Taxpayers – Medicare Premiums

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Did you know that you can deduct your Medicare Premium if you are self-employed?  You can deduct your spouse’s premium, also.  Just like your other health-care insurance is deductible, you can also deduct the Medicare Premium that Social Security deducts from your SS Benefits. If you prepare your own taxes and use software, look for […]

We Choose the Moon

Monday, August 27th, 2012

In honor and memory of the great pioneer Neil Armstrong, and the vision of President John F. Kennedy.  Take a minute and visit this interactive site which recreates the Apollo 11 moon landing: We Choose the Moon I set the audio to run in the background, and it was interesting to listen to the commentary […]

Compare Tablets

Friday, August 17th, 2012

A big shout-out to my favorite digital goddess, Kim Komando In one of her daily news-mails, she put together a nifty comparison of the different tablets that are on the market.  These days, a tablet is nearly as necessary as a computer for reading and portability.  I love my Kindle Fire, though I might have […]

Urbanophile – Why I Live in Indy

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

The Urbanophile posted a blog in mid-July titled “Why I don’t Live in Indianapolis.”  It made for an interesting read, and generally accused Indy of being monotonous and boring based upon a proposed less-than-inspiring parking garage design, which the author cites as an example of typical Indy urban architecture. I don’t live in Indy, but […]

Dealing with Weasels

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Another gem from Michael Wade, the leadership guru.  Sadly, I have a temper, and can be  provoked, especially when it’s an issue involving my version of justice or fairness.  At least I do recognize and try to overcome this.  What’s worse than knowing I’ve been successfully goaded into an emotional response is the gleam of […]