Are You Non-Conforming…Like Me?

More Unintended Consequences of Obamacare I’ve been “non-conforming” all my life and always been proud of it (my wife and friends will surely confirm….).  .    Little did I know, that under Obamacare it would become official.   I’m Non-Conforming and at some point might lose my Doctor.   Another far-fetched claim?   You decide….             Last week I … [Read more…]

FREE New 2014 Ohio Paperback Sunshine Laws Manual

Are you frustrated and tired of being denied access to various public governmental entity meetings in Ohio because of government ignorance, incompetence, and impedance?  Do THEY intimidate you as to what THEY think you should know about what THEY do with your money? Do THEY allow you or obstruct your right of attendance? Do THEY … [Read more…]

An Update on Human Trafficking…and F.A.I.R.

As an EmpowerU volunteer for several years, I am always in awe of what can happen because of our classes and the interesting participants.  The March 17 class on human trafficking, presented by Melinda Hagarty of Attorney General’s Office, was extremely informative. Two ladies in the audience presented some opportunities for action and awareness:  Lauren … [Read more…]

About David Green and Hobby Lobby…

Here are a few thoughts about David Green who is the CEO of Hobby Lobby.   Many of you have heard about the Supreme Court Lawsuit that Hobby Lobby has filed against the US Government (Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.) because it disagrees with 4 of the 20 methods of birth control that are mandated … [Read more…]

Blended Learning

Dan Peters makes a compelling case for Blended Learning in the EmpowerU session last Thursday Night in Evendale.    You can see a complete recording of the session here.    Blending Learning offers students many advantages over our current school model which just isn’t working.   It allows 1) students to work at their own pace.   2) It … [Read more…]


We need help and are looking for volunteers to make our sessions go great.   Consider helping in the following areas:  1) We need Producers.   In 5 hours a week you can produce one session which really means to make it run great for the participants (fun too), 2) We are looking for volunteers to join … [Read more…]

Bitcoin–Learn More Now…

Incredible New Technology?   Scam?   Illegal?   Watched by the IRS?   Revolutionary New Currency?  What is the real story on Bitcoin?   Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is open-source; its design is public, nobody owns or … [Read more…]

Spring 2014 Empower Sessions Are Here!

We’re back for our 7th EmpowerU semester and we have some really great, FREE classes to offer you to get Empowered in your life!   Go on-line at and register.  Thanks to our Board (click About Tab at top of page) and Executive Director Nita Thomas for putting together an incredible schedule–22 classes strong.    Let … [Read more…]