Developing Your Pinterest Strategy

As a follow-up to my other post on Pinterest, I would like to update my progress in regards to both my usage and my opinion of the site. It is safe to say that I visit Pinterest several times on a daily basis — although I only spend about 5-10 minutes at a time. Unlike Facebook,…

The Basics On Business Transaction Documents

After working in close connection with accounting and purchasing functions in businesses for almost 8 years, it still amazes me that there seems to be a lot of misunderstandings regarding three basic business transaction documents: sales quotes, purchase orders and invoices. Many times I request one type of document from a vendor, and they supply…

2 MS Excel Tips

When I learn something cool in regards to technology – I love sharing it. My daily work involves a lot of administrative tasks – where I have to work with MS Office, especially Excel and Word, and work miracles with it sometimes. Last week I discovered a cool new tool for MS Excel; but first…

Y-Love

Why Love Y-Love?

In my many years of blogging, I’ve learned that sometimes, it is better to leave some things unsaid. I know first hand how your best intentions, laid out in black & white, can be misconstrued, twisted and be read different ways by different people. Which is why I’m struggling here and now to even put…

The Worth Of An MBA

Over the past week or so, I’ve been reading quite a few articles regarding the worth of college and MBA programs in particular. I can respect and see the perspective of those that say that an MBA degree is overrated. However the ongoing theme of these conversations is return on investment (ROI), using a very…

Say My Name, Say My Name

I’ve learned to love my name. But it wasn’t always that way. I remember when I was a young child, I was incredibly frustrated that no one else shared my name. I also didn’t like the fact that it’s spelling was not intuitive to most people, and my name was (and is) constantly misspelled. However…

The Dirty Truth About Welfare

As a liberal and democratic socialist, the topic of welfare is a hotbed one that most people will disagree with me on. First of all, I have little tolerance for those that berate the welfare system. Sentiments like the ones expressed below, strike me as both cruel and socially short-sighted: As Speaker of the House…

An Indo-Caribbean Spawn In Diaspora

Growing up as a child in Southwestern Pennsylvania, I only had a vague notion of my family’s background in Jamaica; even though I was born only 2 short years after they arrived in the U.S. Perhaps that is the exact reason why I was told so little; my family was too focused on settling in…