7notes Premium is great for on-the-go journaling

I’ve been looking for a way to journal on the fly, and have discovered this great application called 7notes Premium. It’s fast and intuitive, with a roughly one-hour learning curve to use it proficiently. In fact I wrote this blog post on it. The premium version of the app allows you to hand-write on your … Continue reading

Must-watch documentary on the megawealthy’s influence on American government

I just streamed the documentary “Park Avenue: Money, Power, and the American Dream” on Netflix. For anyone interested in learning how billionaires are running the American government, it’s a must-watch. If you don’t have a Netflix membership, you can watch it on PBS: http://video.pbs.org/video/2296684923/

Upside-down Jellyfish and West Coast Sea Nettle Photographs

The photographs below were taken at the Tennessee Aquarium (Chattanooga) with an iPhone 5S.  To see a larger version of the image, click on the picture.

Photographs from the Tennessee Aquarium (Chattanooga)

The photos on this page were taken with an iPhone 5S. To see a larger version of an image, click on the picture.

Moon Jellyfish at the Tennessee Aquarium (Chattanooga)

The photos below were taken with an iPhone 5S. Click on the photo for an enlarged image.  

CEO/employee wage comparison chart

USA Today reports that it would take an employee making $10 an hour more than two months to earn as much as the average CEO makes in a single hour. (Maximum Wage! How much CEOs earn an hour, by Matt Krantz, April 6, 2015) The CEO wages in the below table were taken from this … Continue reading

In Arkansas, billionaires are only taxed on 0.6% of their earnings – soon to be reduced.

The Arkansas legislature is pressing through HB 1402, the second bill this year which allows billionaires to evade, in essence, all taxes. Currently, the first $10 million of long-term capital gains (investment income) is taxable in Arkansas. However, anything earned beyond that is tax-free. Of that first $10 million, 40% (or the first $4 million) … Continue reading