Tree of Life….

Tree of Life….

The Tree of Life Web Project is a collection of information about biodiversity compiled collaboratively by hundreds of expert and amateur contributors. Its goal is to contain a page with pictures, text, and other information for every species and for each group of organisms, living or extinct. Connections between Tree of Life web pages follow phylogenetic branching patterns between groups of organisms, so visitors can browse the hierarchy of life and learn about phylogeny and evolution as well as the characteristics of individual groups.

I have confidence in me

I make Excel spreadsheets to document personal property claims and to be honest, I am damn good at it. I know my way around Excel. So what would I like to be better at ? Let’s start with being a better Excel geek…

I could learn more about the statistical functions, pivot tables and the like. Or I could become a master of VBA coding….

Or perhaps something different entirely. I could develop my writing skills or increase my proficiency at one on one communication skills….

There’s all sorts of things ! Let’s focus and get busy !

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The God Shaped Hole….

The God Shaped Hole….

A few months ago Oxford Dictionaries Online added the acronym FOMO to its catalog of words.  FOMO stands for “fear of missing out”–it’s the anxiety that rises up in us when we think that we may be missing out on a party or an event or really any kind of social interaction.  It’s that nagging feeling that has us squeezing two parties into the same night instead of just relaxing and being fully present at one, or checking email when we’re in the middle of a dinner out with friends, or interrupting a phone call to answer a call on the other line.  The irony is that we are willing to disconnect from the people we’re with so as not to let a potentially more satisfying interaction pass us by.

Friday update…..

Grueling day at the office but I got a lot done, delegated some, and brought some home with me. So I check my office email a few minutes ago and there is new stuff waiting to be done ! Busy busy busy but that is a good thing ’cause it makes unemployment unlikely….

When I Started Using the Internet

I was about 41 years old. Sometime in 1995 I started using the web regularly. I had some exposure prior to then at work but not extensive. My ISP was GNN (Global Network Navigator) which was absorbed into AOL and then discontinued. I used a Packard Bell computer. I loved to surf the web then and I still do; sometimes I stay on too long. Now I not only surf the web, I also use the web for paying bills, internet banking and shopping. I am online several hours everyday usually….

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How Often I Travel

Rarely, if you’re talking about a long trip or vacation; because of financial and time constraints. When I was younger stationed in Germany I often went on weekend tours to places like Venice or locally on long walks. Now I visit my grand kids about monthly.Someday I would like to go on a long rail trip….

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