What’s valuable in a world of abundance?

Posted on March 19, 2015

Despite the recent negative press about Uber, you can't argue with the fact that it's an effective service that solves a problem.  The feeling of calling a driver from your smartphone, having them show up and take you wherever you want to go is thrilling. A recent article about Uber's interest in developing autonomous cars to replace the drivers in their fleet caught my attention.  On the surface, it makes capitalistic sense to reduce their ...

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Mentoring at the Chicago #HourOfCode 2014

Posted on December 9, 2014

I was blessed to learn to code at a very young age. My first computer was a Tandy TRS-80 which I used to make very rudimentary programs on their basic cartridges starting at 7 years old. In Jr. High, while shopping at the local computer store, I discovered Borland C++.  Unfortunately, the compiler and accompanying manuals were almost $200, far beyond my price range. Fortunately, our home computer was soon upgraded to Windows 3.1, which I ...

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What captures the depth of your imagination?

Posted on November 25, 2014

Christmas morning was a special experience for me as a young child. Three hundred and sixty five days of anticipation build into one night. I'd struggle to fight off sleep, yearning for the sound of sleigh bells on the roof. My efforts would prove futile as I drifted off, only to awake in the blink of an eye.  I'd shake off the last remnants of sleep and spend the next two minutes in an enlightened state of being as I raced to discover ...

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