Tangled Roots and Broken Branches

The Search and Social Media Corporations that Control Our Lives

Search Engine and Social Media Corporations now dominate the Internet. They have been expanding control over what we search, how we see content and news, and how we share our own content via search engines and the social media websites they run. I started building websites for companies in 1999 as a young software engineer, […]



The Ancient Origins of Beauty and the Beast

The Beauty and the Beast story goes back 4000 years. Fairy tale origins thousands of years old, researchers say  This is one of the things I’ve been saying now for some time….nothing we create in Western Culture as far as storytelling is that original. We are all rehashing the same themes blindly told by […]



The Courage to Stand Alone

It takes courage to stand alone for values, for goodness, for beliefs that form the foundation of who you are.  For those of you who are going through hard times, having health issues, finding yourselves alone in the world, without family, hurting, a single parent (like me), maybe a parent without your kids, suffering without […]