Oct 21

Salmon Fishing on the Columbia

This has been an incredible season for fishing on the Columbia! I have been very fortunate to be able to fish a number of times this year, thanks to a great fisherman who has taken me out a number of times on his boat. Thanks Paul!

Today was a great day! We put in at Ringold and caught our limit in Chinook salmon by 1:00 this afternoon. Fresh BBQ salmon is wonderful!

The Tri-Cities is so fortunate to have such great fishing so close!

Jul 10

The Economist & The Space Station

I have read The Economist for quite some time and enjoy their independent analysis of politics, business, and government. The publication struck a nerve with me in an article included in their July 2nd to 8th, 2011 issue.

The article entitled, “The end of the Space Age” professed that the International Space Station was the biggest waste of money that has ever been built in the name of science. Continue reading

May 22

OneNote – A Great Software Package

OneNote is a really handy software package included with some versions of Microsoft Office and is also sold as a standalone package. It is well worth the money.

I have been using Microsoft OneNote in both my business and personal activities for several years. Think of OneNote as a digital notebook to help you organize your business and personal life. Continue reading

Feb 27

Account Freeze – ID Theft Protection

One tool in your defense against ID theft is the ability to freeze access to your credit report. Credit reports are used by credit card companies to provide offers of preapproved credit and used by other lenders to provide loans.

If a lender cannot gain access to your credit report, the chance of someone illegally getting credit in your name is significantly reduced. Continue reading