The Inaccessible Internet

The Inaccessible InternetIn 1989 Tim Berners-Lee created what is arguably the most impactful, world-changing invention ever – The Internet. In this world where we are surrounded by The Internet of Things, you can’t blink an eye without being influenced in some way by this brainchild of one of the world’s most intelligent human beings.

Berners-Lee is credited with many famous quotes in regard to the Internet. Here is one that inspires me every day when I fire up my computer and start working:

The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.

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Carolina in My Mind

Welcome to North CarolinaUp until now, many of the posts in this blog have been centered around my life in the Boston area.  After 15 years of dealing with New England winters (especially the Winter of 2015) my wife and I decided it was time to give up our investment in the area.  We were ready to let go of the great piece of property we had and take the southbound lane toward friendlier winters.  For us, the decision on our new destination was an easy one.  After vacationing twice in North Carolina we set our sites on the state James Taylor so aptly wrote about in his song Carolina in My Mind.

Dark and silent late last night, I think I might have heard the highway calling.
Geese in flight and dogs that bite.
And signs that might be omens say I’m going, going I’m gone to Carolina in my mind.

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Times Have Changed and So Have I

It certainly has been a long time since I have posted any new content to my blog.  For those who have followed my blog in the past, I want to let you know that I will be revamping the blog in the near future and will resume posting.  Some things in my life have remained constant since my last post and many things have changed which may bring a fresh perspective to what I write about in the future.  All of these changes are good, positive changes.  I look forward to continuing on and sharing my thoughts with you.  Please bare with me as I make updates to the blog to present a more current user experience and make the space more accessible to those who will benefit from any accessibility enhancements that may have been added by the WordPress platform.

KDawg

Reaching Across the Aisle – The C-Party

Government ShutdownI read something the other day that made real sense to me.  I think a large majority of us feel our elected “representatives” in Washington are causing a real  bottleneck, to say the least.  Nobody there seems to want to play nice in the political sandbox.  Every John Q. Public has an opinion on what’s going on in those hallowed halls that pave our American Way.  The lack of negotiation and compromise is causing some serious problems in this country’s ability to move forward.  And when those in our government reach an impasse, their solution is to buy more time before the next critical deadline and subsequent impasse is to take place.

I’d like you to read the article I read the other day.  It is an outline for a new political possibility that is based on common sense.  It is based on the grounds that we as owners of this country should believe in.  Yes, WE OWN this country.  We the people own this country.  Not political parties, not China, not the television networks. (more…)

My City Was Gone

reinventing detroitAfter several years of struggling and trying to rebuild itself after the collapse of the automobile industry, the city of Detroit has filed bankruptcy.  It becomes the largest city in America to do so and sadly, now it will serve a model for many cities that are also perched on the edge of the cliff of financial ruin.

There are many who believe the downfall of America’s auto industry is to blame here, but it’s not.  There have been decades of mismanagement by political leaders.  Kwame Kilpatrick’s mayoral regime weaved a cloaked web of corruption, fraud, racketeering, and extortion.  This jailbird, once seen as a formidable player in America’s black political landscape, is now doing jail time.  He took the people’s trust and faith and knitted an orange prison jumpsuit with it. (more…)

The Sublime and Malcontent Rant

the-truthIt’s time to unleash secrets from the unknown.  Enlightenment through the murky darkness.  Clarity beyond the misty haze of confusion.  It’s time for another rambling blog post.  Or as some would say, the musings of a mindless idiot.  Whatever your take, there is no need to fasten your seatbelt, this is a slow ride.  Oh, what the hell, why sugarcoat it?  I’m in the mood for a miscellaneous topic rant!!

Some people believe the harder you work, the more you are rewarded.  You know, the “you get out what you put in” thing.  Not me.  I believe hard work takes years off your life.  That just seems so logical to me.  I’m not talking about professional athletes who play high-impact sports because I think we all recognize that the average NFL lineman’s life expectancy is diminishing by the minute.  Within the next few years most of them will be walking around stuttering and wetting their pants during the combine before they’re even drafted into the NFL.  I’m referring to work in general, showing up every day, and putting your time in doing whatever job is it that you do.

Whether you’ve got a job where you only use your brain or if you’re doing something more along the physical labor side of things, either way, hard work is bad for your health.

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