About Kier

I've been on the web since about 1994. I have a background in a lot of things, including a five year stint as a journalist and over a decade of helping people get their message out to the world.

I write on a number of subjects--everything from relationships to personal development to politics and every day life. I hope you get something worthwhile out of it.

In a World of Bad News

I could go on and on about how utterly crappy today was. Waking up to the news of the horribleness of that mass shooting in Vegas. Ending the day with the news of Tom Petty possibly (probably) being dead (or soon to be). All the other stuff that’s been chipping away at any chipper mood […]

Small Steps, Mostly Out of Sight

As I mentioned last time, I try to do something in the last 100 days of a year. This time around, it’s nothing terribly specific, more a mundane determination to just get some lingering things done than any grand plans. One of those things was cleaning up my web hosting a bit. See, a bunch […]

Like Sands Through the Hourglass…

Today makes the beginning of the last 100 days of the year. In the past, I’ve done, or tried to do, something special for the last 100 days. A couple of years ago, I kicked off a vlog a day. I succeeded in that, but the more important lesson was… I’m really not cut out […]

Not Unlike Everything Else I’ve Mentioned

I’m realizing as I go on and try to put songs to the prompts from this list that it’s likely I’m well outside the typical “target market” for this extended meme. Not just because of my “advanced” age (in Internet Years), but because of where I grew up and the access (or lack thereof) I […]

No, Not the Original… The Better One

Some songs get covered by a whole lot of people. Very often, they don’t hold a candle to the original. Sometimes, the people who praise them aren’t aware there¬†was an original. Sometimes I wonder if the bands doing the covers ever heard the original of what they’re covering. And sometimes, because of my sporadic music […]