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My Homelessness Video Script

By sethmsparks

Dialogue(conscious thought dialogue) 0:00Good Morning Iowa, welcome to November! We’re digging in to fall, the holiday season is nearly upon us, and so as we take a break from plowing through the bucket of leftover Halloween candy, it’s a good time for chit-chat I love Iowa. Were an amazing state, but even great states can…

2017 Personal Balanced Scorecard

By sethmsparks

# Mind / Professional Read 1 book p/month (track at Goodreads.com) Dedicate 30 minutes p/night to reading January: What Is Not Yours is Not Yours Write 1 long-form blog post per month (sethmsparks.com) Dedicate 60 min p/week to research, draft, and/or proof. Vlog 1x per month (YouTube.com/vlogwithseth) Dedicate 60 min p/week to research, draft, and/or…

Leveling Up – Backyard Additions

By sethmsparks

This post was written on July 29, but went unpublished as I’d hoped that it could be edited in favor of our situation. It has not, so the original post is being published, along with a more recent update. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Hampton. Our new dog, as of May 2016. Yes,…

When Will We Stop Writing?

By sethmsparks

I keep seeing people debate whether or not kids should learn to write in cursive. I hear it from my wife who’s a teacher. I see it in my social media streams. I see advocates on both sides from both boomer generations and teenagers. My social barometer tells me that the “we don’t need to…

My 2015 Personal Balanced Scorecard

By sethmsparks

Every year I try to assess my lifestyle, and determine the specific actions I want to take to improve certain elements of my life. Those assessments lead to my annual personal balanced scorecard. This is my third year completing a personal balanced scorecard, and I feel like each year I design something a little better.…

My Submission to the FCC on Net Neutrality

By sethmsparks

Text Entry: Thank you for accepting my opinion. I would like to urge the FCC to reclassify all access to the internet as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act, and to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs) accordingly. While the center of the debate is about delivering content to users without speed influence…

eBay’s iPhone App has a Critical Flaw

By sethmsparks

That’s a fairly drastic headline, but I had something happen to me today that was the result of a feature glitch on eBay’s app.  Two weeks ago I sold my iPad on eBay. The buyer evidently didn’t bother looking at the pictures, and then complained about scratches on the 3 year old iPad 2. Because…

Hearing Stranger’s Voices

By sethmsparks

You know when you read something, and you typically hear your own “inner voice” reading the words? Well, I’ve noticed something recently about the voices that read text aloud in my head. I’ve noticed less and less of the words being read by my own inner voice, and often find the words being read by…