• Like a good neighbor

    It has been an interesting few weeks for me. A few weeks ago a deer hit me. I didn’t hit the deer; it quite literally ran into my van. It happened so fast I didn’t even realize the deer was coming out of the woods until it was too late and I was looking at the face of a very large doe right at eye level. It shattered my windshield, dented my fender, driver’s door and the sliding door. Fortunately, I have a husband who works on things and loves doing so to save money. My van will soon be back on the road.

  • Computer ransom scheme costing millions

    I have written so much about privacy and protection the past couple of months that I am beginning to feel like the technology equivalent of the grim reaper. But the truth is, malicious software attacks are costing businesses millions annually, no matter if they are in Hodgenville, Bardstown or Elizabethtown, Kentucky - or New York City! If you have a computer connected to the Internet and you receive email, you are a potential target.

  • Lessons learned across our great land

     What happens when you put a mom, dad and their two children in a minivan for 10 days? 

    Well, you learn a lot about each other.

     You laugh at things that normally wouldn’t be funny, you eat  junk food  because it’s something to do, and take bathroom breaks every 150 miles, whether you need to go or not. 

  • Transitions: Difficult but good

    One thing I’ve found to be true about life is that everything is in constant motion, moving forward as time rushes on.

    This motion of time causes things to change and brings us through transitions. We begin our earthly journey with a major transition, birth. It causes the mother difficulty and pain to transition the child from womb to world, but the end result of this transition is beautiful and miraculous.

  • Saving your data in the ‘Cloud’

    So what is this whole “Cloud” thing all about anyway?

    Simply put, the “Cloud” is a euphemism for the Internet. While the Internet is cold, dark and geeky, Clouds are soft and fuzzy and look like little bunnies.Many resellers believed nontechnical people would prefer using the term “Cloud,” and it seems they were right.

  • We all need inspiration

    I’m a sucker for inspirational things. I like it when people persevere through hard times and overcome adversity to meet the goals in their lives.

    More importantly, I really like it when someone uses their inspiration to help other people and give them hope too. In turn, I always try to learn from these examples and use them to overcome obstacles in my own life and others.

    I met with someone last week who met all the criteria of being an inspirational person. His name was Gary Rock.

  • Friends and blends


    Summer is a time for high school reunions. Mine is scheduled for August in Radcliff where I went to North Hardin High School. My good friend and college classmate Doris Jean McDonald Holleran went to LaRue County High School.

  • In my garden

    On particularly stressful days I find myself needing to unwind and release anxieties that tend to build up. I walk through the yard and most often find myself in the garden. Shoes off, bare feet planted in the dirt, tools in my hand; my little way of getting a handle on life (no pun intended).

  • Clean up your Outlook Mail

    Outlook is the most widely used e-mail application today. So if you are an Outlook user, this article is for you. If you have noticed Outlook getting slower and slower over time, this may not be a problem with your computer, so before you run out and buy a faster computer, consider a little clean up work first.

  • Keep him from the bees

    Imagine driving down the road and pulling in your driveway to find a man wielding a broom swinging it wildly in the air. This is exactly what happened to me one evening. I came home to find my dear husband trying his best to eliminate the carpenter bee population around our log home. In addition to the log house there was an expansive wrap-around deck, which the bees didn’t touch. I guess the logs were tastier or they didn’t like the pressure treated wood on the deck.