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Securing the Internet of Things – IoT A popular question for cybersecurity professionals is what keeps us up at night? …

A View From the Road

  Bears Indeed! Driving through Lake Tahoe, California, I spotted this View, and had to stop to snap a picture. …

Poet's Corner

Do You Remember   Do you remember the day we met? Everything seemed so ordinary, I could not have imagined…

From the Editor

The Earrings   I know I have been thinking about how this month we mark the year anniversary, of our…

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Securing the Internet of Things – IoT A popular question for cybersecurity professionals is what keeps us up at night?  In the past, I often have found this to be a scare tactic, but lately I have been very concerned about securing IoT.  Why?  As we retrieve real time data and count on this data…

A View From the Road

  Bears Indeed! Driving through Lake Tahoe, California, I spotted this View, and had to stop to snap a picture.  I am sorry I cannot adequately credit the business; but I so appreciate their whimsy! Whimsy will return one day soon.

Poet’s Corner

Do You Remember   Do you remember the day we met? Everything seemed so ordinary, I could not have imagined what that encounter would mean. It was your earrings which drew me to you. They did not match. I figured it was with intent; But was not sufficiently sophisticated to know that was the look…

From the Editor

The Earrings   I know I have been thinking about how this month we mark the year anniversary, of our lives being impacted by the pandemic.  But even though there is a lot to say, I do not want to focus on covid-19 anymore.  I know we cannot truly avoid thinking about it, and it…

Film’s Recommended by Marcial

      This is a trading world and men, women and children, who cannot live on gravity alone, need something to satisfy their gayer, lighter moods and hours, and he who ministers to this want is in a business established by the Author of our nature.  If he worthily fulfills his mission and amuses…

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Words not Numbers   Elizebeth Smith Friedman, considered the first American female cryptanalyst, did not arrive at this job with a love for numbers, but rather a love for words. Who was Elizebeth Smith Friedman, and how can we learn from her techniques and make them applicable for us in technology today? Elizebeth was born…

Holiday’s

Happy Valentine’s Day   I know the cynical amongst us are convinced that this is a holiday created to promote the greeting cards and chocolate industry; and I do not believe there is anything which I could say that will change your mind.  But my memories of Valentine’s Day go back to being in grammar…

Nature

Not So Fast   I tend to wait a rather long time before giving up on a plant, even a weed.  I often think a plant in distress is just going through a rough period, and will get better, or at least might get better.  That might is usually enough of an incentive to make…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~ The Bedroom by Vincent Van Gogh The artist has three paintings with the same name, this is the second version, housed at the Chicago Art Institute. I am drawn to the colors in this…

From the Editor

The Train is in Motion A year ago we were on the way to Florida.  We had been trying to time our trip around birthdays. I was upset about the fact that I would be late for Christine’s birthday, but was looking forward to celebrating Joy’s in Maine.  Though we were aware of covid in…