Saturday, March 21, 2020

American Strength in Adversity

There is recently a lot of time at home to think and consider what is currently going on in the country with the COVID-19 Pandemic. It's not that I'm scared or worried, but more it's coming to realize that now is the time to step up as Americans.
America is a nation built upon strength in adversity.
America is a nation known for conquering every enemy which has ever darkened its doorstep.

Disasters, wars, emergencies…all come and go in one form or another, but the pride and strength of the American heart endures.
It is time we stop behaving as though we're fearful, and start to exercise some self-control and pride in who we are. What do I mean by that?

1)      Stay home, if at all possible. #SocialDistancing is believed to be effective, so let's put it to use.

2)      Donate:  Blood to the American Red Cross; food and essentials to local food banks.

3)      Exercise Mind-control: Your mindset dictates your mental health and attitude. Remember to think positively, enjoy the little things, and relax. This too shall pass.

4)      Remember who you are as an American. We are kind, giving, protective, and strong. Each one of us has a responsibility to take care of each other and conduct ourselves with dignity. (Hoarding is not dignified, its fearmongering foolishness)

Perhaps there are some who would disagree with me, but we all have to live together, so why not behave in a manner which demonstrates our American Values.
 Good health to each of you and your families.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Empowerment of Online Learning

The current state of affairs in the world has led to more people being home and a sense of cabin fever for those who perhaps can't or shouldn't go out. That doesn't mean that your time at home has to be fruitless.

Online education is a fast growing field that allows for flexibility toward learning and a wealth of knowledge. Often you register for free and find classes for free as well. There are several sites, and I'm going to list some here so that those who are looking to keep busy and feel a sense of accomplishment can build on their current skillset or learn something new.
Online classes are available for free. Learn basics of technology, work, core skills, reading and math and more. Copy and paste or click on the link:
There are plenty of free online courses available, though not all are free. You need to register with an email address to take classes.
There are a variety of courses within the various topics of Technology, Science, Health, Humanities, Language, Business, Math, Marketing and Lifestyle.
Copy and paste or click on the link to check it out:
EdX gives you access to some of the best schools in the country. There are several free courses to choose from and the topics are wide ranging. Not all classes are free and again you need to register an email address.
 Here you can learn topics including Business and Management, computer science, data science, Engineering, language, and humanities: 
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Two last ones I'd like to mention which may be of interest are:

You can register from free with both of these, but you must do some searching if you're interested in auditing a course. There are some great choices though if you're interested in paying to pursue a diploma, certificate, or degree through them.

Hopefully, this has given those of you reading, ideas in how to move forward in your life, pursuing a path that will lead you to a more prosperous future. This current crisis will pass, and online classes are a great way to feel empowered in your life.

Happy Learning,