Saturday, January 29, 2005

The next class has begun!

Ok, now I'm on a series of Marketing subjects that I'm working on for my PhD. Good timing for it too. With my new company, I've been running into marketing issues that I've not had to do before, before people came to me, now I'm having to go out and find clients... Totally new to me, but the class is opening my mind up a lot on it!!!

When I finish this I have Economics (ALMOST as bad as Stats to me...)....

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Not what I wanted...

Well, took my final in my Statistics Class this week. Got a 91 on it, out of 100, which brought my grade average down to a 95. Not happy with that. Wanted to have a GPA of at least 98. Starting off with a GPA of 95 is a bad start.... (First class.)

Now on to a Marketing Class. Need more info in this area for my own business ( and, and learning new things is always good.

Including the marketing class, only 7 more classes before this becomes all research and dissertation.

Speaking of dissertation, any recommendations? Needs to be on a business topic, and somewhat focused on that topic....

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Studying for the PhD...

Well the Holiday season got me off of kilter when it came to studying for my classes!! I was weeks ahead of schedule, and now others in the program are caught up and in a couple of cases probably ahead of me!!

Today I start back to studying HARD CORE!!

Friday, January 14, 2005


Have you ever had a time where it is hard to center and get things going the way you want them too? How do you go about centering?

In my case, I sit down on Mother Earth and clear my mind looking up at Father Sky and watch the world slowly turn. As I sit there, I clear my mind of thoughts, and as a thought comes along, notice it, then let it go.

The activities of the past week have had me doing that often.

I'm now focused and centered, thanks to Father Sky and Mother Earth!

Peace be with you!

Monday, January 10, 2005

People again....

It never ceases to amaze me how people in business act. If you have a verbal contract, not the best thing to do it seems, especially with an Attorney, to do something at a flat rate, not based on funding results, reguardless of time actually spent, and the contract is consumated by receiving 2/3s of fee somewhat up front, you would expect to get the remaining fee when your part of the work was done. You would not expect to be told by your client that you will receive the remaining portion of the fee (and the end result was to work for half price IF paid in full!!) when the funding happened. Totally changes the agreement, and without my input up front!!

I hope ethics and such get strong here in the States again...

Saturday, January 08, 2005


It has been my dream of many years to spend a year in the mountains with a couple of horses, a dog and myself, moving through the mountains learning about nature and life from that vantage point. Over the years I've gotten close to doing it, but the time is always in the dead of winter when it comes to my forefront. As in now. I'd very much like to start my Journey, but I would much rather start it when the weather is nice. I'll be there when it get's bad, but I want to know the lay of the land by then, and have a routine set up before the weather hits....

Add to that, I've meet someone that means a lot to me, and going away for a year could (and would) bugger that up. Guess that means my dreams are set aside again for a few more years....

Equipment wise, I am VERY close to where I want to be. I have almost every aspect of what I need, except for the second horse and the gear for a horse...

Friday, January 07, 2005

RSS/Atom Feeds/Syndicators?

Well, today I'm starting my research on getting my three blogs (,, and syndicated and out so others can find it.

If you are reading this, what is the best way to do this? Lots of info out there, time to put on my PhD hat and parse it all out.........

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Too Busy?

Well, business is booming for me, and I have a lot of things to do at work right now. It is a good feeling though!! I'm getting closer and closer to wanting to only sleep two or three hours (I'm up to four or five this past few months, after beeing at two to three for over 20 years) a night.

The projects I'm working on have been fun, stimulating (mentally), and just what I want to be doing!!

It's a good feeling all around!!

Now to find time to get back to the PhD studies and get that back on track after the break I took over the holidays!!