Book Review – Super Crunchers

**Originally published on www.proqc.com (12/3/07) Super Crunchers. Ian Ayres. New York: Bantam Books, 2007. 260 pp. Ian Ayres, a Professor at Yale Law School and established economist, targets the business community with a wake-up call on the usefulness of data mining. And, somewhere in between, there is a review on statistics that makes regressions and […]

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Book Review – The Myths of Innovation

**Originally published on www.proqc.com (9/1/07) The Myths of Innovation. Scott Berkun. California: O’Reilly Media, Inc., 2007. 176 pp. O’Reilly Media, often associated with their “animal books” for software developers, is considered the definitive publisher of all things resourceful in the technology industry. However, in a refreshing change of pace, Berkun’s Myths of Innovation deviates from […]

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Book Review – Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy

**Originally published on www.proqc.com (6/1/07) Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy. Hazel Henderson & Simran Sethi. Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2007. 300 pp. As a world renowned expert on sustainable development, Hazel Henderson provides an in-depth analysis into the “green” economy in her latest publication, Ethical Markets. Based on interviews conducted on her public television […]

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Skye's 1st visit to the mall

Luke and Aidan left for their annual Monster Jam adventure earlier this afternoon, so Skye and I were going to spend some time at the new outdoor mall up the road.  It was a beautiful day, and I thought Skye would enjoy the scenery.  Plus, I had a Macy's gift certificate I was looking forward to spending.  Actually, it […]

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Book Review – A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

**Originally published on www.proqc.com (6/3/08) A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. Daniel Pink. New York: Penguin Group, 2005. 275pp One of the greatest sources of worthwhile reading is my former economics professor. Periodically, a book will arrive at my house with his latest recommendation. Having not failed in his ability to […]

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Skye’s tummy troubles

I finally broke down and took Skye to the doctor yesterday.  Her continuous screaming throughout the day and early evening really had me wondering if there could be some serious health issue at play.  Continuous crying during the day aside, she didn’t seem to be resting peacefully at night.  I would hear her tossing and turning and making […]

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Luke turns 32…

Luke turns 32 today and although he hates anyone making a big deal about his birthday, I’m still going to do my best to make the day special every year even though I know it drives him crazy. So, happy birthday sweetie. I’ve officially known Luke for half of his life now.  And, with his birthday here […]

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Aidan's Favorites

Aidan was taking a bath the other day and decided to share some of his favorite things with me.  Favorite Color(s): Red & Blue Favorite Candy: Skittles Favorite Song: Transformers Favorite Show(s): Dexter's Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 Favorite Movie: Monster House Favorite Meal(s): Chicken & French Fries – Hamburger & French Fries Favorite Snack: Doritos & Oreos Favorite Healthy Snack: Apples Favorite thing to […]

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