How Can We Colonize Mars?

I periodically read about people wanting to colonize Mars. Elon Musk seems interested in doing so. However, I’m always confused on how we can actually do that, but not in the technical sense. According to the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, we’re forbidden from sending a mission, robot or human, close to a water source in…

Be the Change

Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. There will be a lot of negativity in the coming days. A lot of finger pointing, name calling, blaming and possibly violence. Please don’t participate in the negativity. When people succeed they tend to party but when they fail they tend to ponder. –Tony…

Read Full Story

I’ve been noticing a weird trend across news sites recently. I start reading an article and after a paragraph or two the text fades away and I have a button asking me to “Read Full Story” or something like that. I click it and the button disappears and is replaced by the rest of the…

Can You Be a Reading Roll Model With an iPad?

My wife Andrea and I have no immediate plans to have children, but the topic has come up a couple of times. One area that we disagree on is the topic of homeschooling. I personally feel that with the exception of a few awesome teachers I was mostly let down by the public school system….

My YNAB Budget

I don’t typically promote products on my site but I really love You Need A Budget or YNAB. I’ve had a real hard time in the past with managing my money, I’ve accumulated a bunch of debt and pissed through a bunch of inheritance money. I’ve tried a number of programs like Microsoft Money, Quicken…