Murphy’s Law of Readability

Murphy’s Law of Readability

Today, we’re going to examine Murphy’s Fifth Law. That of readability. This law was found scrawled on a shovel, written with a piece of coal. Beating all odds, it survived in a farm shed in Kentucky for over 200 years. It simply said: “Big Words Hurt Little Heads.” –...
Free Not Free

Free Not Free

As some of you may know from reading a few of these articles I’ve written, I grew up in a small town where my family owned and operated a hardware store for over six decades. If you didn’t know that, well, now you do. Gramp and Dad were in business at what we...
Time Has Come

Time Has Come

I don’t know how often I’ve come to the realization that it was time to admit that I should cut my losses and move on. I do know that the number of times I’ve had to do that is way more than I’d like, but situations change and you just gotta suck it up. Most recently,...
When Complexity Comes Callin’

When Complexity Comes Callin’

I bought my first car in 1973. It was a red ‘66 VW Bug. It had a key and everything, but seein’ as the ignition switch was shot, I just installed a starter button. Which kinda meant unless I locked the doors, I didn’t really need a key at all. And being as I lived in...
The 7-Layer Email

The 7-Layer Email

Wow. It’s been a really long time since I indulged in that wonderful 7-layer dip I used to make so long ago. It was lots of fun to put it all together until my OCD flared up and I established very specific rules about how everything had to be assembled. Them beans...
The Piecemeal Project

The Piecemeal Project

Back when I worked in corporate America, they forced me to read books and attend workshops and such with the hope of making me smarter and more efficient. I frequently came away with bits of information that seemed helpful and might have been useful if everyone else...