You might think me either foolish or a glutton for punishment, but there was a method behind the madness…

Marriage is a wonderful thing.

That’s not to say that as my spouse and I have embarked on the journey of acclimating to one another that the road has always been clear of potholes. It hasn’t. It is only to say that age and wisdom have modified my attitude toward confronting challenges from one that favored quick resolutions and easy self gratification to one that seeks to exercise patience with a bigger picture in mind.

I was single for a very…


Today a lone television hangs upon my wall because I remember when televisions were furniture.

Adorned with family memories, their viewing areas were places of unity. Though admittedly not necessarily were they places of perfect harmony…

We once determined what we watched using the art of negotiation when conversation between relations was a reasonable expectation.

Unfortunately when they became an affordable commodity, their unintended tragedy was to segregate our families. It was a travesty.

No need to negotiate at any rate — All now had sets of their own. …


A coworker once said to me: “If you’re not paying for the service, chances are you’re the product!” In the case of the popular social networking site Facebook, I have learned that truer words were never spoken. In my other article, A History of “Harmless” Information Weaponized, I talked about how history teaches us that information in the hands of a hostile government could come with dire consequences. …


The first bird would have never flown, had it thought it couldn’t.

For if doomed to die and not to fly, it would make sense that it shouldn’t.

Instead, the first bird chose to take the risk to challenge wind with wing,

though probably terrified with the fear that being first will bring.

Every animal in turn looked at it and sadly shook its head,

each confident in their knowledge that a bird would soon be dead…

Needless to say, it ignored them all for who needs doubting friends?

Now every animal since that time knows just how this story…


As our nation works through its feelings about illegal immigration, please consider resisting the urge to punch down. Despite all reports to the contrary, no illegal immigrant ever took a job from anyone. In most cases, what actually occurred was that an employer interested in violating our labor laws gave them a job in order to pocket money that they were not legally entitled to pocket.

As we continue what is now become the longest government shutdown in the American history over building a wall to keep the illegals at our southern border out, recognize the fact that even if…


I have been a computer information technology professional for the better part of the last 30 years. In that time I have seen many things that I have marveled at as well as many things that have given me great cause for concern. …


Introduction

Everyone knows that YouTube is a great place to watch videos covering everything from silly pet tricks to your favorite conspiracy theories. However it is also a place where you can learn a great many things about a variety of topics. Among friends, I refer to these educational aspects of the service as “YouTube University”.

When it comes to car repair, most of us are afraid of being “taken to the cleaners”. Frugal consumers often fail to understand the seemingly high costs of their vehicle repairs. In some cases this may lead them to put off the repairs making them…


Introduction

Welcome to my first article for Medium.com. If you are reading this, I’ll assume that you are either suffering from nasal congestion yourself or know someone else who is. I think that most people would agree that as afflictions go, nasal congestion sucks! So if you want to skip most of this article and go directly to the remedy presented in its last few paragraphs, as author, I promise not to be offended. Before you go however, it is important to note that I am not a medical doctor and that this article is not presented as medical advice. The…

Sherman White

I am a son, a brother, a soon-to-be husband, and a not-to-shabby IT professional who on occasion has time to contemplate and write about the mysteries of life..

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