Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Difference Between Having A Job And A Career

By C. Henry Adams

Recently,   Challenger, Gray and Christmas, Inc job lost report was disheartening.

Despite how terrible it feels to lose a job, my late Father's words often resonate in my mind when such a thing occur.  He would state, " Why worry about losing a job when you can go and create one."

Thus, I personally would attempt to follow suit. Which brings me to distinguishing the difference between a Job and a Career.
Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Defining the contrast between a Job and a Career in my professional opinion is likely identifying finally what your 'Niche in Life' should actually be...

A job is an occupation, whereas, you are in servitude to earn a living.  Now, please correct me if you think the previous statement is wrong or not properly thought out.

Furthermore, a Career is an occupation, but it is a Life Time Venture that one should enjoy getting up to every morning, including on Mondays. LOL  It very well maybe your calling or something where people call you an Expert or you simply just enjoy doing it while striving to be the very best at what you do in Life.

Short brief and hopefully certainly to the point.      So, what are your thoughts?

Oh - one more note, the picture seen above is of an Expert, Bar-b-Que(ing) LOL.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

What's Going On With CloudFlare?

By C. Henry Adams

What is going on with CloudFlare?   About two to three weeks ago the servers appear to all ,but shut down - procurement aspects of Macon-Bibb County, Georgia web site and now the IETF is having some issues.  As of Monday 9:01 pm EST, CloudFlare Status is reporting slowness.

I sincerely hope that CloudFlare is able to resolve whatever issues they are experiencing soon.

So, what are your thoughts?

8/5/2015 Update:  Both observed  issues mentioned above with CloudFlare have been resolved.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Atlanta Bound: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

by C. Henry Adams

Starting Thursday, July 23rd and extending through Sunday, July 26th 2015; Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff ("UAPB") will attend an annual Alumni Conference here in Atlanta, Georgia.

This particular Historically Black College and University is ranked 4th among other HBCUs.  The City of Atlanta, as well as, the metropolitan area possess quite a number of distinguished Alumni who held UAPB as their Alma Mater.

The UAPB Alumni Conference will be hosted by  UAPB-MAAC   or the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff  - Metropolitan Atlanta Alumni Chapter.

In culmination with the Alumni Conference, there will be a UAPB Atlanta College Fair held at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead Hotel located on 3300 Peachtree Rd, Saturday, July 25th 2015 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm EST.

This event will give perspective students and parents the opportunity to experience onsite admission, band and choir auditions while gaining a chance to obtain scholarships to this great Institution of Higher Learning.  The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers Undergraduate and Graduate School studies.

Since Friday, July 17th 2015, UAPB has advertise the UAPB Atlanta College Fair on Radio One Network ( WHTA-FM HOT 107.9, WAMJ-FM MAJIC 107.5/97.5, WPZE-FM Praise 102.5 ) and Google Search Engine, as well as, Google Partner Websites within a 100 mile radius of the City of Atlanta.

If you are serious about obtaining a higher education or advancing toward greater career opportunities in life, perhaps attending the UAPB Atlanta College Fair held at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead Hotel located on 3300 Peachtree Rd, Saturday, July 25th 2015 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm EST is for you.

So, what are your thoughts?

Directions From MARTA:  

1) From Buckhead MARTA Station
2) Head southwest on Peachtree Rd. (Away from Lenox Mall and Ga 400)
3) Turn right at 3300 Peachtree Street - Main entrance to Grand Hyatt Buckhead Hotel

UPDATE: If you missed the Atlanta College Fair, yet still interested in learning more about the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, click here:

Also, please feel free to call 1-800-264-8272

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Seriously, All Jokes Aside, Could There Be Life On Pluto?

Image Credit: NASA TV

By C. Henry Adams

Seriously, all jokes aside, could there be life on Pluto? After seeing the most recent images, it very well could be... What do you think?

With a Piano sized Spacecraft photographing the surface of Pluto as it makes a flyby, while transmitting images that take 4 hours before we on Earth are able to view them sent at the speed of light is quite incredible to say the least.

It took just a little over 9 years to reach this Planet, quoted by some or this Dwarf Planet quoted by others.  Perhaps its the last planetary body before one leaves our Solar System, but what lies on the surface is yet to be observed closely.

It looks like NASA , other Space Agencies and Ventures in this World have their work cut out for them to find life on Pluto or other planetary bodies in the next decade to say the very least.

Update:   I'm going to make a prediction and I'm just thinking.  Today ( 7/18/2015), it takes an unmanned spacecraft roughly 9.5 years to reach Pluto and beam back images moving at 186,000 miles per second, taking roughly four (4) hours to arrive on Earth.

Tomorrow (The near or far Future), it will take Man, Woman, Animal or whatever four (4) hours to travel to Pluto.   Whether it be by Spacecraft, Worm Hole or whatever.

With God, all things are possible....     So, what are your thoughts?

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Refusing The Negativity

by C. Henry Adams

I hope all is well , this I pray. From the perspective of a Man of God, a Christian, a Veteran, a Small Business Owner and finally - last but certainly not least - an American of African descent; I'm sadden by what I see in Baltimore, Maryland.

I'm equally sadden by the mere fact that Police Brutality is more prevalent due to digital cameras, social media and the promotion of hate.

Like you, I'm entitled to feel a certain way , but I have decided to refuse the negativity.

I can only wish you would refuse it too...

I think that we are letting the devil get into us like he has gotten into so many Americans of all Races due to the negativity viewed and heard on Mainstream Media.

I have personally decided to place myself and thoughts in a positive light.

I know things are not quite right in our Country, but still I move forward in a positive way.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Becoming A Master Of Your Mind

By C. Henry Adams

Disclosure:  The unusual , but not uncommon steps mentioned below are meant to encourage positive thinking only.

Steps Using ' (3) Three What(s) and (1) One How':

1) What you 'think', is important.

e.g.  Making a rational decision about something or a subject.

2) What you plan after thinking about it, is even more significant. 

3) What you achieve whether it be LARGE or small after thinking, planning and implementing the set of actions is even of greater importance.

4) How you evolve from that thought and arrangement to which became a venture , thus including experience in success or failure, tells it all.

Sound crazy, think again.   So, what are your thoughts?

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Addressing Failing Schools In Atlanta, Georgia To Find A Solution

by C. Henry Adams

On April 14th 2015, I had the opportunity to sat in the Collier Heights Community Association Meeting held at Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church located on H. E Holmes Drive or what eventually becomes Georgia State Route 280 in Atlanta, Georgia.

There I heard Georgia State Representative Sheila Jones present the State Bills that passed in the State of Georgia House of Representatives and Senate.

One bill that stood out in the Community to which I live and thrive is SB133 or 2015-2016 Regular Session - SB 133 Opportunity School District; establishment; provide for definitions; supervision of public elementary and secondary schools that are failing

Furthermore, on that very day, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter gave out some serious sentences to convicted Educators of the Atlanta Public Schools. 

Oglethorpe University President Lawrence M. Schall, recently gave a pretty fair assessment of these sad state of affairs in an opinion article written in the AJC.

Both, the Georgia Bill SB133 and the conviction of Former Atlanta Public Schools Educators will likely not solve the problem of failing schools particularly in Atlanta, Georgia.

If failing Schools equal failing Children in learning, retaining and advancing in Life as a whole, what are we as a Community not doing as a whole?

When a similar question was posed to State of Georgia House of Representative Shelia Jones, she stated that the Community needs to get involve with the schools.  

I concur with State of Georgia House of Representative Shelia Jones and all the concern Citizens at that Meeting.  WE as a Community need to get involve with the schools in our Community.

So, what might be some of the ways we could help?

Perhaps as Responsible Citizens go to the school to offer assistance through various programs such as the following:

1) Offer Tutoring to Students via the Schools
2) Offer Tutoring to Students via Non-Profit Organizations, as well as, Churches, Synagogues and Mosque
3) Offer Leadership & Responsibility Workshops, Programs and Events ( Article, Video ) to Students.
4) Offer Mentor-ship to Students via the Schools, Communities & Neighborhoods
5) Help broaden the horizon of a Child by sponsoring Community or Neighborhood events that take the Kids to places never explored or realized nearby.

Perhaps I'm a dreamer, but here are some solutions mentioned above that could help further the advancements in education.  So, what are your thoughts, what do you think?

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