Saturday, August 5, 2017


Note to self:

Trust seems to be a hot new topic. Richie Etwaru recently published a book on blockchain and trust. I just noticed Joyce Meyer's new book on trust....

Meyer's trust is the trust in Almighty God. Incidentally, one of my favorite quotes is:
 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit."
― Jeremiah 17:7-8, Holy Bible English Standard Version
(info on my use of this quote: &

Trust touches a lot of areas - internal controls (accounting), auditing, secrets/clandestine work, selection of businesses and products, and so on. I need to think about trust some more.

Thursday, July 20, 2017


My vacation / family time in Maryland is going well. I stayed with my father & family first, then moved on to my mother and sister. I had a good time on my birthday. I enjoyed visiting old, familiar places. I am eating a lot, and so on. A really good time overall!
(I didn't have internet access for a short while, but that wasn't much of a problem).

I will be here in Maryland for a short while longer.

Some related posts/pictures:
(click on each to enlarge)

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Know yourself, Celebrate your background

A thought about knowing yourself.....

I clearly remember wanting to go fruit picking during pastorial sessions, as other classmates/batchmates did. The pastorial parents who took their pastorial children to pick jamun and mangoes seemed cool and fun. (Actually, I think I tagged along with another parent/teacher once).
Rambo introduced pacman later and I enjoyed that! Maybe I didn't know myself really well back then.

Some related Pinterest boards/categories:

I think I should add this post to my 'Mistakes' board:

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."
― Aristotle

My recent posts on Rambo....

I will miss church today.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Back at school, currently in MD

I started my new course: Statistics II recently. I am in the second week of the course (see blog:
Recently, I also cleared my Gainesville apartment, stayed at my aunt in Ocala for a short while, and then traveled to Maryland.  I have been busy! I thank God for the way things worked out / came together recently. I hope they only get better! I am trusting in Almighty God!


Today, I responded to the 'Magnet' prompt at the Daily Post. It was fun! Now, to continue working on my assignment...


Thursday, June 15, 2017


I am on a short break from school (after completing the IT Data Communiications course on schedule). I decided that a break was I could pack, move, and take care of other business without worrying about school papers and deadlines.

At this time, I am also thinking of the best way to proceed with some new project ideas. One idea is to review and analyze decisions on the HGTV show Love It Or List It. (decision-making / decision  support is my main research area). There are a lot of interesting decisions on that show - not only decisions by clients (who have to choose between (a) an updated home that was custom designed/renovated to solve some of their reported problems and (b) a carefully selected new home that would also solve some of their problems) but by the designers as well (who frequently have to deal with costly surprises, and so on). Maybe I'll put a proposal together. The project could develop an algorithm to recommend a decision based on financials or other logic. This could be a team effort.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Putting things in order, trying to manage time effectively as I usually do...

I recently submitted another assignment late (see: A second time! I don't want to do that again during the course. I am usually good at managing my time and organization (I am known as a "neat freak" to some).

At this time, I am looking into/pursuing different avenues. I am trying to "put things in order." Some things/activities may not appear important, but they are. Every little bit helps....

For example, I updated the headers/cover photo of a lot of my online accounts yesterday. That has more of an effect than you know!

A picture with the old header:

The new header:

I also used this (related/similar) header in a few places:

(Flickr header)

Today, I spent some time on the "Our God as our Rock" bible study. I reviewed psalm 61....

(photo added to Pinterest and also to summary doc in GoogleDocs)

I also connected the categories in Pinterest - something I meant to do for a while....

I will now go work on my post due today. Back on track!


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Interest in food

More reasons to be interested in food. Maybe I should have continued studying Home Economics (includes Food & Nutrition) past the third form in high school. Very interesting...

See post: