What Dan taught me

Over 20 years ago, I was an unknown graduate student at the University of Vermont with an unpopular research idea. I was convinced that our increasing dependence on inherently vulnerable critical infrastructure presented an emerging national…


It always amazes me...

to discover which posts are the most popular on this site. The 24 Ringtone is the top post by far along with the 23 Devices my iPhone has replaced, followed by complaints about SpamHaus and DirecTV. My prediction essays get a fair bit of traffic,…


Please support Pedaling for Patriots!

Over the past few months, it has been an honor to work with Rob and Kim Richer on their dream to ride their bikes (pedaling kind) from coast to coast to raise awareness and money for the CIA Officers Memorial Fund.  They started their ride today and…


Social media science fiction book recommendations

Saw this interesting list and decided to come up with four additional books to add to it. The first four SF books you should read if you’re working in social media My additions: Eastern Standard Tribe - Cory Doctorow Great story with a backdrop of…


Free Scott Albert Johnson song - Magnolia Road live

My favorite independent musician and friend Scott Albert Johnson has given me permission to release this live track on my blog for free.   The track is for sale at Scott's site along with his debut album which is highly recommended. Scott is a very…


What's cooking?

One of my favorite recipes.  I'm sick of searching for it, so I'm blogging it in hopes that others can enjoy.  The Wegmans branded products can easily be replaced with more generic items.  Enjoy! Steamed Meatballs with Asian Green Beans Serves: 4 1…


Back to the basement

Yesterday was my last day of employment at the Terrorism Research Center/TIS.  As an original co-founder of TRC in 1996 and it's only active President and CEO, I was able to grow the company beyond any of the expectations we originally had.  It has…


Classic quote

“I always say that in investing you want to buy stock in a company that has a business that’s so good that an idiot can run it, because sooner or later one will. We have a country like that.”  - Warren Buffet


Mark Cuban nails it

This is exactly my frustration with the current market crisis we are currently going through.  Those that facilitated the crisis with irresponsible risky behavior are free of any sort of financial risk.  It is all reward, no risk at the leadership…


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