We The People incarcerate more members of our society, per capita, than any other country in the world. The incarcerated population of the United States has risen nearly 400% in the last forty years. This is not because crime has been increasing. In fact, crime has been declining, though not as fast as the rate of incarceration has been rising. The numbers don’t add up…

Mix Engineering and Music Production in Billings, Montana

Steven "Mercury" Lance

I positively love this man’s work. Kindly allow me to introduce you to one of Billings, Montana’s best kept secrets. In a humble studio, in a town with one good sushi joint, Steven “Mercury” Lance is producing and mixing hit songs.

I often use the Gantry Framework for WordPress by RocketTheme in my web design projects. WordPress is a great platform for allowing non-technical users to be able to edit and manage their own site content, and Gantry makes an already great thing even better by granting designers the luxury of focusing on design and content rather than writing code.

My post entitled “Moving WordPress and Yahoo Small Business Hosting” was a snapshot of the situation as it stood at that point in time. Now, having successfully steered a number of my clients away from Yahoo Small Business hosting for their WordPress needs, it’s recently come to my attention that the situation has worsened. WordPress has changed dramatically in recent months, so I’m not pointing the finger at Yahoo here except to say it’s painfully obvious that properly supporting their customers’ WordPress installations is not among their highest priorities.

And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last.
Marcus Aurelius
Instead of lamenting your fate, create your world.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Five Ways to Improve Your WordPress Search Engine Rankings

WordPress is widely and quite rightly regarded as being an excellent platform for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Straight out of the box, WordPress provides a plethora of features for obtaining optimal search rankings. The flip side of this in-built optimization is that the pool of Search Engine Optimized web sites has increased right along with the ballooning popularity of WordPress itself. I’ve compiled here a list of five simple, free ways to improve your own SEO for WordPress.


“What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.”

Hal Boyle


By Rachel Idzerda


If people but knew their own religion, how tolerant they would become, and how free from any grudge against the religion of others.