Are you safe in the Cyber Age?

I used to think one’s safest quality was their reputation.  Of all the potential harm someone could inflict, certainly your reputation is untouchable. Right? Apparently not.  It’s unnerving to think how much information is readily available to any random person.  With the advent of the internet, we’ve got to revisit our personal information security.

We’re all about being a connected society, but I’m in favor of a little more security or safety when it comes to my name and reputation. With a few keystrokes, someone can pretend to be you.

Before you can blink, you’re facing damage to your reputation, thousands of dollars in credit card charges, and no end in sight. Continue reading

Reflecting on the benefits of freedom

Happy Independence Day!  I’m looking forward to spending my last 4th of July in Natchitoches.  I’ll work for half of the day, then I plan to spend some quality time with friends.

Do you ever stop to think about the liberties we enjoy by living in the world’s oldest modern democracy?  What things do you enjoy most?  What makes something truly “American?”

How will you spend this holiday?  Share your comments by clicking the comment link below!