Robert Frost on The Journey of Life

Have you ever been about to make a decision, but then paused because a frightful force from within stopped you? Whether you need to release yourself from the embrace of self-doubt or simple procrastination, taking the next step is difficult. How do you break free? I was inspired into action by reading Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” …

Control a Particle Photon with a simple Google Flutter App

My goal was simple, create an iOS and Android app that blinks an LED over the Internet. My code was written to be just enough to get you started. Get the source code for a Google Flutter example application that communicates with a Particle Photon If you are excited as I was to play with new hardware,…

Studying for the FSOT: A simple six step guide

You’ve decided that your calling is to become a Foreign Service Officer and that you’re willing to spend well over a year working to get a chance to earn one of the few open spots. Congratulations! You are a rare breed. In fact, you could be one of hundreds of FSO’s hired this year. There are many guides out there, but this is the most user friendly version.

Use MOOCs to Take Control of Your Educational Path

  There are an increasing number of schools who offer free Massive Open Online Course’s (MOOC’s) which are taught by the best professors, the best universities, and the best courses. Their popularity has led some to believe that within fifty years, brick and mortar colleges and universities will begin to disappear. While both MOOC’s and the traditional education system…

A Pen & Paper

A blank sheet of paper and a recently filled fountain pen make me smile.

Life’s Second Act is Better

A famous quote on reinventing oneself, “there are no second acts in American lives,” is often misinterpreted. What Scott Fitzgerald really meant was more in line with what he wrote in the essay “My Lost City,” where Fitzgerald writes: “I once thought that there were no second acts in American lives, but there was certainly to be a second…