Needing to create a professional presence on the web, I created a portfolio website using free blogging software, in just a few hours.
Shapes will help you create professional looking documents right Microsoft Word. Create party invitations, customized stationary, certificates of achievement and other fancy documents. You can also use Shapes to annotate maps, photos and diagrams. This is the third installment in a series of...
Building construction can be carried out in a responsible and sustainable manner. I saw it in action on a recently completed project.
On this Veteran's Day, I will take a moment to remember one man who died in that "Great War." My Great Uncle, Ralph Elliot Holcomb.
With SmartArt, anyone can add professional looking graphic elements to their presentation without leaving Microsoft Word. These elements are great for lists, process diagrams, hierarchy charts and other “relationship” graphics. This is the second installment in a series of tutorials on the graphic...
WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE TURN OFF THE LIGHTS! There is a war raging in my house, it is a battle over electricity. A battle I intend to win.
When it comes to school projects, we go a little crazy at our house. But what do you expect from an Architect father . . .
Text boxes may contain the written word, but they are really graphic tools. Used properly, they can add polish and professionalism to any written presentation.
Do you mind, I am out "Taking Back the Country" again and by the way, did I mention that the sky is falling . .
A genealogy quest never ends. Our appetite for information about the past is great. An obsession drives us forward. We seek out new discoveries and when they are made, it is truly delightful.
Talking about your Dad is usually not a hard thing to do, unless it is at his funeral. But that may be the most important time you will every talk about him.
The lumberjack steam train and logging camp at Laona, Wisconsin is a family fun excursion into the world of trains, logging and forestry. We were there a few years ago and after looking at the photos, I decided to share. Hope you enjoy.
I have been using Microsoft Word to create both simple and complicated graphic elements. It can be a powerful tool that is relatively user friendly for anyone who is already familiar with the more common word processing parts of the program. Take a look at some of the things you can do..
An Ode to the Genealogist written in 1881 is a fitting tribute to those who uncover family histories.
A segment on the radio got me thinking about a green roof installation one year later and green roofs in general.
What are some key elements to good blog content? Here is my take on the subject.
Everyone wants to write good content and it should be the top priority for any blogger. There is a lot of help and advice available out there.
A few years back I started on a genealogy quest. It turned into a wonderful process with layers of information revealing itself over time. Heavy reliance on the internet has made the search possible and lead to many discoveries. Now, with some recent breakthroughs, it is time to reflect.
I lament the lost art of Architecture - the act of drafting and drawing by hand - in this computer age.
What do Anthony Weiner and the Hot Dog have in common. They are both funny! But don't tell that to the Wiener's of Vienna.
Some people think Taco Town is a funny late-night skit. How dare them slander a great and delicious idea!
Holy Crap! it turns out my blog stinks. I thought I would make a lot of money online but now I realize my blog is crap!