This design was inspired by a conversation with some district teachers a summer or two ago. We were discussing the implementation of our blog server for students, teachers and staff. Student safety was a major focus of the discussion and it lead us into discussing what students (or anyone really) should consider before clicking “Publish”.

Safe – Am I going to put myself or anyone else in danger?

True – Am I telling the truth? Have I verified my facts?

Needed – Am I publishing something of value? Have I put enough effort into my writing?

Kind – Am I being nice? Will I be able to face myself,  my friends, my relatives if I publish this?

The answers to these questions do not all need to be Yes before you publish, but have you evaluated each point and made a conscious decision to publish knowing the risks?

Before You Publish, is it STiNK? | Safe – True – Needed – Kind

Moral Compass


I tried to show with this design that my morals are not perfect. They probably do not match yours and I am impishly proud of my individual beliefs. I do not think I or you or any religion or political party can get it exactly right. We are only humans.

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The idea behind this design has been rolling around in my head for years. I always thought Starfleet would have a marine corp. It is such an essential part of our current navies. In the original series the three colors of uniform represented the shipboard functions. It made sense to me that the the Corps would have their own color. I initially thought green but switched to gray since the actual uniform color would be terrain specific…

Carpe Dulcis Diem

Carpe Dulcis Diem

A little latin to brighten ones day. Carpe translates to pluck, seize, grab, or hold on to. Dulcis is sweet, pleasant, agreeable, or delightful. And, diem is day. In other words ‘Have a Nice Day’

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New "Momma's Lil' Klingon" dSign

Today I sold my first product with the new and allowed “Momma’s Lil’ Klingon” dSign. After selling a dozen or so infant bodysuits,  children’s t-shirts and bibs, CafePress decided my original Klingon dSign no longer met their guidelines. At this point ,I considered taking down my store. This wasn’t the only dSign they nixed and they were announcing their new pricing system. The new pricing system has so far increased the price the customer pays and has decreased my profit margin. (I wonder who is making out in this deal?) In digust, I went a while without a Momma’s Lil’ Klingon. I still don’t have a Mamma’s Lil’ Trekkie. CafePress banned two of my dSigns and inspiration hasn’t hit me yet for a third try. Anyway, here are the two Klingon dSigns. What do you think?