Give my regards to Epsilon; they already have my email address.

The madness began early in April. Notifications were being sent left and right. No doubt, you received one or 10. Right? Even WordPress got hit. Did you noticed the common denominator with each email you received? Here’s a hint: Epsilon.

Are you nodding your head, as you recall the recent flood of emails you’ve received from various organizations notifying you that Epsilon’s email database was compromised? Compromised: A term used by public relation specialists, because studies have shown the use of the word ‘hacked’ does not generate warm fuzzies.

So, Epsilon was hacked, and hundreds (if not thousands) of companies use this marketing giant to manage email communications for various company/product websites. Continue reading “Give my regards to Epsilon; they already have my email address.”

Dancing, Driving and the White-man’s Overbite

It started innocently. I just had a few errands to run before I took myself to a local coffee shop for some quiet blogging time. Maybe the crisp spring air and clear blue skies should have warned me of what was about to take place. Maybe I should have paid more attention to the fact that the kids were staying home with Daddy. Despite the signs, I was oblivious. I knew not what was going to happen.

I started my car, pulled out of the driveway and headed out of the subdivision. Without a second thought, I opened the sunroof and let the fresh spring air surround me in my car. Hindsight tells me the decision to open the sunroof was where the day took a turn. Continue reading “Dancing, Driving and the White-man’s Overbite”

Adventure Girl Trail Tales: Update #3

Today is the third Saturday in April. Back on the first Saturday in March, my niece hit the Appalachian Trail (AT) at the southern starting point, Springer Mountain. She is heading north on the AT, and Mount Katahdin, ME is her destination. My niece is a Northbounder, and this is an update on her journey.

When we last heard from Adventure Girl, she was located in Damascus, VA. Her Dad and Mom were spending a night with her, while she was still a day’s drive within reach. Since leaving Damascus, VA, Adventure Girl has hiked approximately 83 miles. Continue reading “Adventure Girl Trail Tales: Update #3”