You, Me, and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

I didn’t think I’d have to worry about the GDPR, but, as it turns out, I do. So, let me clarify a few things about your user experience here. This will all soon be readily viewable here at the site in a more prominently displayed form.

Personal data that enters my website never leaves my website. Cookies are in place for members so that they can access the content they paid for when they login. There are no comment sections on my site, so data is not collected in that way. If you want to comment on something, you have to go to my Facebook page. At that point, your data is in Facebook’s hands.

The contact form can only be accessed by paid members. You are added to a weekly newsletter mailing list when you become a member because notifications of new media is one of the things you’ve paid for. You can unsubscribe from that newsletter at any time, even immediately, if you like. If you really think you need to contact me, you can do so at my Facebook page.

That’s pretty much all there is to it. Thanks again for visiting and being a member.

America, Would You Just Grow Up And Start Eating These Other Fish Instead of Tuna, Salmon and Cod?

In the post-apocalyptic hellscape our descendants will almost certainly call home, wouldn’t it would be nice if the nomadic tribes of great-grandchildren roaming the coasts could still catch dinner from the sea? With the way we behave today, it looks as if they may be eating each other. And you may say, “Oh, shut up, John J. Goddard, that’ll never happen,” as if saying it’ll never happen is precisely what needs to be done to make sure it never happens. When I take my last breath I want to believe I did something to help prevent it, like telling you to stop eating so much tuna, salmon and cod, at the very least. Do I think you’ll actually change your eating habits? No. That would require major effort on your part — almost as much effort as it’s going to take to read this essay, or to do anything other than telling me to stop putting unpleasant thoughts in your head. But I’m going to ask you to change anyway, and give you a few reasons why you should at least quit tuna.  Continue reading “America, Would You Just Grow Up And Start Eating These Other Fish Instead of Tuna, Salmon and Cod?”

Take Care of Yourself.

While working to build this site and my company, I also continue to rack up 12, sometimes 16-hour days. I’m not complaining about that at all. I love it. I’m finally doing work I believe in, that I enjoy, and which isn’t ruining lives, society or the environment. But since I’m the boss, there’s no one telling me to slow down or stop to take care of myself. I have to remind myself that it’s okay to take a day off, to work 6 or 8 hours instead of 12 or 16, to spend time with my family, or to simply do nothing at all, maybe even sleep for 10 hours. If I don’t take good care of myself, the quality of my ideas drops, or I just don’t get inspired at all. That, in turn, affects you, my audience, whom I rely upon to fuel this whole circus. Continue reading “Take Care of Yourself.”

Simple Caesar Dressing (Eezy Skeezy)

Eezy Skeezy is the only Caesar salad dressing recipe you will ever need. Enjoy the video. You can also download the MP3 of the song with a PDF of the recipe, which you’re free to print or save to your device for later use. Members at the Silver and Platinum levels have access to free downloads of this and all other media downloads I publish. So, if you like what I’m doing and enjoy having it at your disposal, you can see why becoming a member has its benefits. Enjoy!