Giving Tuesday For Giving Tuesday, I’m hoping for donations to the scholarship fund in my Mom’s name at the University of Maryland. The photo in the middle is the day she received her doctorate in Counseling and Guidance from WVU. Visit B. Udelle Friedland Memorial Endowed Scholarship to make a donation. Started a few years ago by my brother David, the scholarship fund is a way for my family to
Today is DNA Day and there are so many reasons to find out about your DNA. In my family, my brother had it done, along with a couple cousins. For me, since I already knew where my family came from, finding out in which countries my ancestors lived was a lot less important that the other information from DNA testing. DNA for family The great news is, we discovered new
For the first time ever, I had my emissions tested well ahead of the deadline. So worried that I would not pass due to car problems I’ve had recently, I wanted to get it over with and find out what problems needed to be fixed. Figuring that the week between Christmas and New Year’s would be a less busy time to take care of the emissions testing, I went yesterday.
I will start by saying, this is not the type of customer service we offer Social Squids. If we did, we would have no clients. This is more of a cautionary tale. I’ve been a Comcast/Xfinity customer for about 30 years now. Not sure why. Many problems over the years, including the fact that none of my phone jacks work any more and all of the phone wires are a mess, have been a
With all of the talk about sexual harassment and abuse in the news today, I feel like I need to go off topic and address this issue myself. I was a victim more than once of this type of abuse when I was young. The men were not billionaires or famous, just predators who thought they could do anything and get away with it at work. And they actually did.
Last week I found myself in an awkward situation. Maybe you have been there a time or two yourself. Here is my story… This morning I am sitting in Starbucks for the second time waiting for someone who has not shown up. It is my second attempt on an appointment with this person and getting together was his idea. He seemed rather embarrassed when I talked to him after he
In the wake of the events of the past few weeks, many people throughout the world are realizing just how precious the right to freedom of speech is. As Americans, we sometimes take this right for granted. Between the terror events in France and the Sony movie The Interview, we are now seeing how some other people view our freedom. In my business, I have the opportunity to write about a
Yesterday I had a meeting with a prospective client about setting up a website. He is a very nice man, but really had no idea what a website does or why he should have one. He never thought about it before because he doesn’t really use a computer. I see less and less of this type of person. Most people, even many of my relatives over the age of 80,
This is off topic, but I want to share… Today I visited a Baltimore City civil trial involving someone suing a bar after a family member was beaten to death back in 2010. I have nothing to do with the case except knowing an attorney who is involved, but since I love reading crime novels and watching cop shows I thought it might be interesting. The man responsible for the
Going way off topic for this blog, but since it has been on my mind I decided to share. I lost my retired racing greyhound, Andy Warhol, to cancer in early February. It was sudden and shocking, and I’m still trying to get over it. I started to foster a new dog and my life got turned on its ear. He is mischievous, curious and wants to lift his leg