Personal Update 202003 | 28 Mar 2020 | Saturday


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In an effort to limit in-person contact during the COVID-19 outbreak, my consulting work has shifted to mostly remote support, website projects, and some drop-off tech work. I’m grateful to the many people who continue to provide me with work and an income.


This past month I created 48 posts for the Resources For Life website. Some of the posts are tech tips and support documents. Some of these are featured videos. You can see the latest new content on the What’s New page.

I wrote an article on my personal website about the impact of COVID-19 on daily living, “Realization: Few things were actually essential.”


I’ve posted a few videos this past month. One video shows an underreported glitch with the New York Times website that sends people to malicious websites. [View] Another video shows a Facebook posting problem that is the result of their recent design change to personal pages. [View] I also posted a new version of my photos from the 13 Apr 2006 Iowa City tornado damage which made our city look like a war zone. [View]


One of my greatest concerns during the closure of numerous businesses this month has been the many recently unemployed people in our community. I wrote an article “Recently Unemployed? Do This Immediately” offering some suggestions and support to those in need. In that article, I list 20 jobs you can do from home that are in high demand and friendly to today’s need to be socially distant. I’m in the process of helping two people get started with earning an income from home. In addition to helping others, I’m proposing a pay-it-forward initiative. Those who get help to start their own businesses, would then help others get started.


Many thanks to all of you who keep in touch and provide support for the work I do.


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Origins. For those of you who are new to these monthly personal updates, they began about 20 years ago out of a desire to share from my personal life about topics of lifeways (faith), health, career, finances, relationships, effective living, and activism. This is based on the life map presented on the Resources For Life website.