Readers: Well, today was the 2019 Kentucky Derby, which is the 145th renewal of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. That means a lot of interesting hats were on display. Here are photos from my selections for this year. Enjoy! Michael

Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in five of the Star Wars movies, passed away last week. I was fortunate to have had Peter as a guest at a Star Wars convention that I hosted back in 1997. I also was able to catch up with Peter at various toy and comic conventions over the years. […]

Marian Eerens Bio Born, raised and currently residing in Belgium; Marian went to culinary school but changed careers when she got her first job in IT support. She’s held several operational roles in Customer Service since then (customer advocate, process specialist, team leader, global process leader); and until recently she was supporting the different teams […]

Vince Baumel Bio Vince Baumel is a Consultant at Daugherty Business Solutions. Vince noted, I bring a strong background of academia and industry experience to my career in data research and visualization. I thrive on helping people find meaning in their data and communicate their findings, and I am meticulous about my own work and […]

Source: Sole-Smith, Virginia, What Is the Point of a Period?, Scientific American, May 2019, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-is-the-point-of-a-period/ In an excellent article in Scientific American, Virginia Sole-Smith discusses age-old taboos against menstruation which have led to a lack of research on how women’s cycles work, resulting in serious consequences for their health. In their quest to bring reproductive […]

Readers: Over a decade or so ago, I worked for the Walt Disney Company. I remember my very first day, walking through the Burbank Studio campus to HR orientation, I teared up as I was in disbelief that I was actually working for the company that I considered my dream job. I was walking in […]