Seven Days, Seven Black and White Photos

Last year one of my friends tagged me in one of these Facebook challenges where I was supposed to, for seven days, post a new black and white photo every day. The photos were to contain no people and provide no explanation. One of these photos popped up in my timeline the other day and brought back some good memories. Here they are. Seven Days, Seven Black and White Photos. No people and no explanation. … Continue reading

No Shop On Thanksgiving Pledge

No Shop On Thanksgiving

A couple of years ago, I posted the following status to Facebook: “Anyone going “Black Friday” shopping on Thanksgiving Thursday will be judged harshly. You’re part of the problem. Your family & the family of those employees is more important than a $10 DVD player.” That status led to a slew of comments which I recapped here: Black Friday Shopping On Thanksgiving… Please Don’t. As we’re getting toward that time of year again I feel compelled … Continue reading

And So It Begins… Back To School

Back To School Meme

An interesting phenomenon has begun to occur over the last several years. Back to school photos. I’m sure moms (and dads) have been taking these photos for years, but with the Facebooks and Twitters of the world you just can’t get away from them these days. And with different parts of the country this “back to school” photo period lasts for WEEKS. Don’t worry… it’ll be over soon. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got … Continue reading

$15 Minimum Wage – The Great Facebook Debate

Super Size My Wage

Every once in a while I’ll post something on Facebook that tends to hit a nerve with people. I’m not an overly political or relgious guy when it comes to social media because those are lose / lose topics in my book. Unless of course we’re talking about hokey religions and ancient weapons, but I digress… Here’s a look back at a few recent  Facebook discussion that I’ve archived here on the blog: Philip Seymour … Continue reading

Election Date – Exercise Your Right To Vote

Election 2014

Ran across this via email forward the other day and wanted to add it here to the blog. Hope everyone got out today and exercised their right to vote! While walking down the street one day a corrupt Senator was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. “Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is … Continue reading

Lessons In Copyright Law – There’s Money To Be Made

Say No To Sharing

I wear many hats.  I’m a dad, a husband, a brother and a son.  When I’m not on Twitter spewing whatever comes to mind, I’ve got a day job at a Fortune 500 company that I love.  I do freelance website development and SEO (search engine optimization) and when I’m not doing all of that or blogging here, I help run a tobacco cessation website called which is dedicated to helping people quit chewing … Continue reading

Philip Seymour Hoffman – Polarizing Social Media

Philip Seymour Hoffman

I’ve had several topics in the last couple of months that surprised me at their polarity.  I’ve recapped a couple of these on the blog here: Ignorance, Free Speech and Duck Dynasty Black Friday Shopping On Thanksgiving… Please Don’t The Rolling Stones… I Just Don’t Get It I was sort of shocked the other day when I posted (apparently) yet another polarizing topic when I talked about my thoughts on the passing of actor Philip … Continue reading

Black Friday Shopping On Thanksgiving… Please Don’t

Black Friday Women

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day.  It’s often thought of as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, though in reality we’ve been slammed with Christmas sales since well before Halloween.  In the last few years we’ve seen a very disturbing trend where most major retailers have opened extremely early and offered Black Friday deals to kick start the holidays.  This really pisses me off. … Continue reading

The Rolling Stones… I Just Don’t Get It

The Rolling Stones Logo

There are some topics that will always start an argument. The most universally known of these are politics & religion (hence the reason I rarely talk about them in public).  Another I’m learning… is music.  I posted the following status the other day on my Facebook page which set off quite a bit of a discussion: Below is the discussion that was spawned.  The only thing that I’ve edited out are people’s last names: I’ve … Continue reading

Today We Should Absolutely Be Ashamed of Our Government

America Closed

I posted this on Facebook earlier today.  406 isn’t a political blog and I never intend it to be.  Politics sucks.  But I wanted to re-post this here.  I’m hoping against hope, that I can look back in the not too distant future and see just how far we’ve come from the day I wrote this: I don’t care what side of the political aisle you sit on… Today we should absolutely be ashamed of … Continue reading