every page on this site has the same navigation bar on the left of the page. And, these same navigations appear as text at the bottom of every page. This overview may help you to understand each of these large categories.
One important summary note: on many sites the information is organized very hierarchically: a page is in one and only one section. On this site, the actual information/content pages may be referenced by more than one section header. The idea is to make it as easy to find what you are looking for without the need to know exactly how the site is "structured".
Stuff About Me: This section is the blatant, self-promotion section. It contains my biography and resume as well as information on my future speaking schedule and previous speaking engagements. It also contains complete contact information for me. ««»»
Technology: This section addresses technology topics of all sorts. A couple technology topics get their own section (e.g., privacy and webmastering). The Technology section contains everything else related to technology. ««»»
WebMastering: This section provides links to resources, both on and off this site, for WebMasters, Web Designers and Web Travelers. It also provides some information regarding email and about email viruses. ««»»
Multiple Sclerosis: I have devoted a section of my site to Multiple Sclerosis. It provides a brief background in a FAQ format plus hundreds of categorized & annotated links to organizations (national, local and international organizations), agencies, publications, forums, personal websites and resources across the internet. ««»»
Webrings: I am a webring fanatic. I have a wazillion webrings. This is the jumping-off point for all webring memberships. Don't know what a webring is? Go here. Want to see what webrings I belong to? Go here. ««»»
Cherokee: You would be hard pressed to tell by looking at me, but I am Cherokee. I am registered as a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. As I work to understand the history and culture, not only of the Cherokee Nation, but also of all Native American peoples, I offer this section with some of what I have found. ««»»
The U-2: My brother was a U-2 pilot in the U. S. Air Force. Then he left to become a commercial pilot for United Airlines. Now he has returned to the Air Force to again fly the U-2. This is a page about his plane. ««»»
NSA & NSA/NT: I am active in a number of organizations. Two of them are the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the National Speakers Association of North Texas (NSA/NT). This page provides some information on each as well as links to their websites. ««»»
Toastmasters: I am also active in Toastmasters. This page provides some information on this organization, a link to the international site and information on my club: Dallas Singles Toastmasters: The Loud and the Proud. ««»»
Books: When I speak, I quote from some books, cite a few others and mention a few more. After my presentations I am frequently asked about these books. So, I began a page to make it easier: easier for me and easier for them too. And, having a book page let's me add a few favorite books I'd like to recommend, even though I haven't quoted, cited or even mentioned them in a speech. ««»»
ephemerae: every day interesting "stuff" crosses my desk. Some isn't important enough to put on my site in any permanent way. But it is interesting enough to put here somehow, quickly, at least for a while. These are ephemerae: collections of temporary, transitory tidbits. ««»»
Other Stuff: In addition to the information links I promote through the major sections and the organizations I've given buttons to (NSA, NSA/NT, Toastmasters and the Singles Coach), there is a lot of other information I wanted to include. So I put it here. ««»»
Links: There are other sites I want to link to. Some are fellow professional speakers, fellow consultants or fellow authors. Others are just cool sites. And, some are reciprocal: they said they'd link to me if I linked to them and I thought "What the heck!" ««»»
The section buttons change color to indicate what page or section you are on:
There are several different types of link bullets on this site:
Same Window or New Window
In general, links within my site open in the same window. And links that are off my site open in a new window.
In addition, links within my site that are simple text links within the body of a narrative may open in a new window. (This is in contrast to bulleted link lists for pages on my site. Such links should open in the same window.)
Site Design Guidelines
I promise to never use anything that scrolls, moves or blinks. No pop up windows. No split screen navigational extravaganzas using frames. And, no matter what olfactory enhancements Netscape or Microsoft may offer in the cause of product differentiation, no matter what features like "ODOR=WinterGreen" ultimately enter the HTML standard, absolutely no aromatherapy.
Ok. I lied. I've decided to use animated GIFs on two pages:
Humor, on the other hand, well . . . life is too important to take seriously.
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