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To Sail the Seven Seas

To Sail the Seven Seas
The big blue globe is your home. The deck of a ship has taken you all over the planet. You have good friends in so many ports. You never expected to learn another language, when you were younger, and now you speak half a dozen, well enough to have had plenty of adventures on your own. Rotterdam, New...

TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It)

TEOTWAWKI  (The End Of The World As We Know It)
You know something big is out there, approaching us— something hungry, something powerful beyond human comprehension— and it is coming this way.

Show Me The Money!

Show Me The Money!
When the stock market rises, you make bank. When the market falls, guess what, you also make bank. You run the money. You know the money. You buy the money and you sell the money. It’s not even money to you, it’s numbers, global numbers. But you make a truckload of the stuff when you...

Warehousing Violence, Walking the Walk

Warehousing Violence, Walking the Walk
It can happen like a flash fire. You’ve seen it before. The population has been nervous for days. It’s been quiet this morning. But you smell the fear. This morning you talked to your people but no one is letting you know anything. They have that closed-face sly look. The wary look,...

The Sixth Extinction Is Now

The Sixth Extinction Is Now
What is the Sixth Extinction? Why should you care? How would it affect your decision of what field to study, what degree to earn? Because you are a human being, and the human species is on a cosmic Death List. There is little doubt left (in the minds of professional Biologists) that Earth is currently...

Statistician

Statistician
Does 2010 scare you, future job-seeker? Look ahead, look far ahead to starting your career. Then look around at where we are now. Yes, times are tough. You know you want to have work that is in demand. There is one job segment where new grad hiring is up a whopping 11%! This kind of grad is...

The Price of Information — High Demand and High Salary

The Price of Information — High Demand and High Salary
The eyes of the world are on you. You sit at a console, counting down. Your mind is totally concentrated. A dozen news media cameras scan your command center. You and your fellow experts monitor systems that feed data into computers, telling you everything needed to bring this off without an explosion,...

How Fast do You Want to Go?

How Fast do You Want to Go?
On the radio, you can hear the sweet whine of the engine. You can see the torque and rpm curves climbing strong and tight, on your laptop readout. Beside you in the pit, one of the tire guys is angry, almost in tears, a quiet guy who can lift two tires on each arm, a guy you wouldn’t want to...

Webmasters 2.0

Webmasters 2.0
“What exactly is the Web 2.0?” ask so many people (even some of your clients). And you smile, because almost everyone uses the 2.0 every day. For some, their social lives depend on it. For others, their very survival depends on it. You could try explain— how you utilize fresh technologies...

2B an Advocate – The Voice of the Voiceless, Fighting for a Better World

2B an Advocate – The Voice of the Voiceless, Fighting for a Better World
You’ve grown up in a world of wrongs, injustices, an unfair world. Something should be done, but what? How can you, just one person, make a change? Everywhere you go you see things that need to be changed. The local and national and world news upsets you, day to day. But you feel powerless...
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