Category Archives: BUILDING MY WEBSITE

THE SLEUTH AND THE BOBBYSOXER

This poem was created as a response to a writing assignment given by the moderator in the Writer’s Group my wife and I belong to in the town we live near. I am furnishing it here as part of my ongoing support of my category LEARNING TO WRITE FILES. Since writing is a major part of my life now, I have chosen to publish it in support of that endeavor. The theme is as follows: Kristin Pedersen and Russell Ebert meet before he inherits money. One of […]

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THE ART OF CYBER CRIME

Equifax Conundrum While I was creating this blog, I received a notice from the Equifax Breach Settlement Administrator informing me of the following: “In September of 2017, Equifax announced it experienced a data breach, which impacted the personal information of approximately 147 million people. Equifax has reached a proposed settlement to resolve class action lawsuits brought by consumers alleging Equifax failed to adequately protect their personal information. Equifax denies any wrongdoing, and no judgment or finding of wrongdoing has been made.¬† If your personal information was impacted […]

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LEARNING TO WRITE: THINKING OF A TITLE

From Failure To Success I didn’t realize how difficult it was to find a title to a novel until I did a historical analysis of the problem. Many famous works that fill the shelves of libraries, colleges, and private homes would not be recognizable today under their original or previous moniker. Some examples are as follows: Gone With The Wind …….Tomorrow Is Another Day To Kill A Mockingbird…….Atticus The Sun Also Rises….. …..Fiesta War And Peace…………….All’s Well That Ends Well Of Mice And Men…………..Something That Happened All […]

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REINVENTING YOURSELF

The Daily Lifestyle Syndrome I have a question to ask anybody. What do you do with each day of your life? Do you have things to do or just find different ways to deal with boredom? Are you accomplishing anything worthwhile or just passing time? Does your day mean just helping yourself or doing something to help others? I suppose if you have a family and a job, that pretty much fills up your time. If your kids are grown, and you are retired, does each day […]

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LEARNING TO WRITE: MY FIRST NOVEL: PART I

Beyond The Blogs I had been blogging for a year and decided to write my first book. It is a fiction novel and represents a completely different genre in writing for me. Since all my blogs engage the reader with non-fiction material, this exploit is way beyond the landscape that I am familiar with. I started my story about eight years ago and abandoned the effort because I thought it was a waste of my time. Back them, I wondered who would want to read a novel […]

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THE COMMENTARY DILEMMA:PART I

Who Are My Readers I have tried to get a profile of my readers and I can’t get a fix on what you like or really want to read about. All comments indicate that you are appreciative of what I have to say, but don’t offer any specifics. If I don’t know what issues you are facing, I can’t really help! I decided to write about all the experiences in my life when I started my blog. From life adventures, budgeting money, buying and fixing up a […]

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PLAGIARISM PANDEMONIUM: PART I

Simple Comments Are Telling I recently received a comment from a visitor to my website who raised my consciousness¬†about a potentially explosive dilemma in literary works: The Plague of Plagiarism. It is the crime of stealing someone else’s original written content and passing it off as the thief’s own work. The problem is a curse running rampant with students and website content creators worldwide. I didn’t realize how serious the issue was until I made the offer to the commentator that I would look into the problem. […]

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LEARNING TO WRITE: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN

How Do You Start I suppose this question gets asked by 1000’s of people every day. They are ready to start a new venture and are afraid they will not succeed. What they fail to realize is that just being born throws them into a world fraught with risk each and very day. How many times have you heard the words “There Are No Guarantees In Life”. The unknown future is always ahead of you. You may be only moments away from a real catastrophe and have […]

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LEARNING TO WRITE: FLEEING BOREDOM

Is It Worth Reading I am basically a person who doesn’t like to read. I find most articles that come my way are a rehash of the same old stuff. The compelling dialogs are the ones that get my attention with an interesting headline and a hint of something new to ponder on. What really is problematic is the fact that my hopes are high for a short period of time before I realize the story is a rehash of some old topic with a stale outcome. […]

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MY NEW WEBSITE HOSTING PLATFORM WITH SITEGROUND

GoDaddy Gone Bye Bye When I had my website created and setup with Jim Daniels and his Daughter Sarah, all of my hosting was done as a companion site on his master GoDaddy server platform. I had no problem with this procedure as I found out right off the bat that I could access my site quickly as an individual entity apart from any connection with his or any other site on the server. As stated in earlier blogs, by doing it this way he has been […]

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