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New YMCA website launches

Every few years a website needs refreshing. Design trends change, technology advances, and businesses and organizations evolve. The YMCA of the Foothills (formerly known as the Crescenta-Canada YMCA) website was long overdue for an overhaul when they hired me and some...

Should I impose my parents' rules on my children?

When my sister and I were in late elementary school, my parents typed up a list of rules and posted it on the refrigerator. Here they are: My parents were stricter than most, but we usually didn’t mind since we were very obedient. My mom is visiting me this...

When it's best to H.A.L.T.

When I was a manufacturing systems consultant, I overdosed on acronyms. From JIT to MRP, I often suspected they were used to impress the clients. As a result, these days I’m hesitant to use acronyms. Here’s one that impressed me enough that I told my kids...

The Bird + The Bee = A Perfect Concert

The most-hyped concert I ever attended was Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” concert at the Meadowlands in the summer of 1984. One of my father’s clients was having trouble paying him, so he appeased my father by giving him four amazing tickets to...