The UX Meetup

  Over the past few months I’ve been spending evenings and weekends trying to beef up my web design skills. I coded my own portfolio site from scratch, dug into Photoshop, and started learning some Javascript and JQuery. These days it’s not unusual...

Window of Opportunity (knowing when to say yes!)

  Last Saturday I spoke at NEPABlogCon 2015, a gathering of bloggers and web professionals from Northeast Pennsylvania and the surrounding area held at East Stroudsburg University. It was just one of those things. I saw the call for speakers, came up with a...

BRANDING FOR BOOMERS

Anyone starting a side-hustle or looking for a job these days has probably heard about the importance of building a personal brand. Some middle-aged job hunters might think that their experience should speak for itself, but they soon see that the young HR specialist...

BOOMERS: STARTING A SIDE HUSTLE AT 60

(In full disclosure, I should mention that I graduated high school the same year as Homer and Marge Simpson. Therefore, I’m not officially 60 years old… yet.) What is a Side Hustle? A side hustle is a business on the side, with the goal being to eventually...

WHY I’M FINALLY LEARNING TO CODE

I’ve been designing websites for the past 17 years! Hard to believe, but it’s true. Back then I used Microsoft Front Page, a WYSIWYG editor that I found very easy. I never used the templates and instead, I dove into finding my own free clip art and images,...

FIVE THINGS BOOMERS CAN LEARN FROM MILLENNIALS

Our millennial kids can be frustratingly stubborn. They’d rather text than talk. They’re the Pokemon generation, raised with the iPod and video games and Neopets. And thanks to us, they’re well educated (and well-rounded) and quick to let everyone...