The Best Way to Start a Blog

There are several articles out there on how to start a blog and they are all pretty good. This one is better. The reason is that a lot of those articles were written years ago and while they give pretty good advice, they are just taking their original advice (which now is outdated) and lumping on addendum’s as the years’ pass…. My article is based on experience within the last year and a half using Read More …

A Great Start to School

The program I am enrolled in is for IT Network Administration. It is for a private career college. Every unit for the program is 4 weeks long and it is basically a revolving curriculum. It is an 8-month program and I started almost two weeks ago but some of my classmates have already been in the program for several months.  The unit I have started with is called “Technology Communication and Time Management”. I enrolled Read More …

Gearing Up for School and The Program!

It has been awhile since I posted but here we are, a few days before school starts and I have already been at my part time job almost a week! This started when I decided that after a year of looking for work I needed a change so I enrolled in the 2nd Career program. I am about to go to my orientation meeting today for the program. I start school for 8 months on Read More …

How To Eat For Ten Dollars

Now that I am going back to school I have to be budget conscious about just about everything, even food. The difference is that now I have to worry about feeding more mouths (even in Midlife) then when I was in college years ago… I like to cook and I am always looking up recipes online and trying new things. It was a little before our weekly shopping trip so I looked in the refrigerator Read More …

What Not Getting a Job Taught Me About The Universe

I had been close so many times! I rarely got feedback from employers but when I did it was usually, “You are our second choice, unfortunately (for you) we went with the other candidate”. This was hard to take. For the longest time I thought that I just hadn’t found the right fit and that it was just a matter of time before I got the elusive offer. Now I know it is not going Read More …

A New Beginning for Me?

I haven’t been able to post much lately as I a have been very busy trying to find work. If you have been reading my blog you may now that I have been unemployed for over a year. I was hoping to give good news eventually but it is news of a different sort…I stopped looking for work. “Uncle!” After 163 job postings 20 interviews, over a half dozen going to 2nd Interviews I still Read More …

4 Ways the Elderly can get Scammed Online

I don’t know if is all the Grace and Frankie I have been watching on Netflix or the fact that my own parents are getting on in years but this is a topic I hear about all the time. I have also helped several elderly computer users with this problem. This is something you have been pondering in midlife. We worry about our kids but we also really worry about our parents! We see Internet Read More …

Getting Support…You can Lean on me

As I write the last installment on my Acoustic Neuroma series, I find that it is appropriate to lend from an excerpt from my eBook (So You Have an Acoustic Neuroma?…A Tale of Two Surgeries) on where and how you can get support when you have this tumour. Family / Friends It was a very scary time for me. I had a young family and a lot going on in my life and to see Read More …

Brain Fog and Your Acoustic Neuroma…Navigating the Cloud

We have all been there. As we are recovering from our treatment we seem to experience it. Things we used to do or say before are now just a little bit off. The world seems to require us to be multitaskers more and more but if you have brain fog, it is more difficult. Especially if you are recovering from treatment from your Acoustic Neuroma. It could have been from adjusting to SSD (Single Sided Read More …