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Grow with Google - I Won a Scholarship!

Let me tell you a story.  Long, long ago in a faraway land (Tennessee), I graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science and English.  I worked at IBM, Sykes Enterprises, Digital Equipment Corp, and The Leader Group before deciding to become a full-time stay-at-home Mom.  For the past 20 years, I raised my kids, volunteered at school, ran a Girl Scout troop, cooked, cleaned, and did all the "mom" stuff.  In my spare time, I wrote a book, worked on this blog, and kept up with the changes in technology. My youngest kids is now 16 years old, and leaving the house in two years.  So I've been contemplating what I want to do with my life now.  Last November, I learned about the Grow with Google scholarship.  Basically, Google asked people to sign up for one of four tracks.  If accepted, you had three months to complete a challenge course.  The top 1,500 students from each track then won full scholarships to earn nanodeg

Monday Thought

World tensions have, if anything, increased in the quarter century since H.G. Wells uttered his glum warning:  "There is no more evil thing on earth than race prejudice, none at all. I write deliberately -- it is the worst single thing in life now. It justifies and holds together more baseness, cruelty and abomination than any other sort of error in the world."                                           -- Sydney Harris