Month: July 2010

Going Postal For Letters

When was the last time you received a letter in the mail? For millions of people, the answer could be never. In this modern age of email, texting and a bevy of other ways to contact people instantly, letter writing has fallen by the wayside. These days most communication is short, highly abbreviated and sent Read More…

Should You Jailbreak Your iPhone?

Your iPhone may have just received an official pardon from the U.S. Government. Jailbreaking and unlocking phones has been possible for years, but also illegal. Not anymore. The new ruling comes directly from the Library of Congress. After reviewing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, they decreed jailbreaking legal (for mobile devices, anyway) and gave more Read More…

A Reunion 32 Years In The Making

Michelle “B” hadn’t seen her father Michael in nearly 32 years, but she never stopped dreaming about a reunion. She kept searching for him even when things seemed hopeless. During the 1990s Michelle heard about a new online service called a people search. One website claimed to provide current contact information for most anyone in Read More…

More Schools Require Volunteers To Pass Criminal Background Checks

Have you ever thought about volunteering at a public school? If you were required to pass a criminal background check first, would that encourage or discourage you? Adults across the country are now asked to supply a background report before they’re allowed to volunteer at local schools. It wasn’t always this way. Years ago most Read More…

Should Sex Offenders Have The Right To Travel?

According to a recent report by CNN, several thousand sex offenders in the United States are granted passports each year. This information came directly from a document produced by a Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Did Cell Phones Change Your Life?

Chances are good that you have a cell phone. If so, then you have Martin Cooper to thank. Back in 1973, Cooper worked for Motorola. One of their top competitors, AT&T, was spending much of their time developing a functional car phone. Cooper felt phones should provide even more personal freedom; he was determined to Read More…

How Safe Is Your Next Blind Date?

Have you ever met someone through an Internet dating site? How safe did you feel going out with a stranger? Sure, everyone listed on the site has their own profile. You can see the person’s picture, bio, interests and other information … all of which is directly supplied by that person. This can lead to Read More…

American Independence

We are Americans. Strong, bold, determined individuals who never stop working for a better tomorrow. On the Fourth of July we celebrate our independence. America was forged by people who believed that anything was possible, and just kept working until they succeeded. That conviction still permeates the country today. There is no obstacle too big Read More…