The rain fell mainly on the train

Last Monday I got up at 6:00 a.m. to take a picture of a train. It’s not unusual that I would go out to photograph a train, but the time is a little earlier than I generally go. It was not an or...

Writing for Trains

Two long-time pursuits of mine — writing and trains — have finally come together. I’ve had my first byline appear in Trains, the longtime magazine for ferrophiles, as my sister once called t...

User Experience in the real world

What do visits to two local restaurants have to do with being a web developer? More than what you might think. The connection is what developers call User Experience (UX). While many people are famili...

A look back at my interest in trains

Watching and photographing trains has long been a hobby of mine. Since I was old enough to know what they are, I have loved to go trackside and watch trains go by, feeling the earth shake and listenin...

Bar associations as conveners

I recently wrote an article for Bar Leader on how Bar Associations can function as “conveners,” bringing together different groups of lawyers, as well as members of the public, to work on ...

Attracting new leaders to associations always a challenge

I recently wrote an article for Bar Leader on how Bar Foundations are trying to attract, new, younger members to get involved in leadership roles. It’s a common issue for most membership-based g...

Opinions vary on the idea of telecommuting

I recently wrote an article for Bar Leader on whether Bar Associations allow their employees to telecommute for all or part of their job. Opinions varied, and naturally some jobs lend themselves bette...

Cyber scammers rely on human nature

I recently wrote an article for Bar Leader that examined how attacks on computers are increasing, and what Bar Associations are doing to try to prevent them. After speaking with a number of experts in...

Article on using mobile devices for charitable giving

As the majority of web traffic now comes from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, organizations and individuals who rely on a web presence need to be sure their site looks good on the smal...