Why is LindleyKarstens.com a Chinese Gambling Site?

About twenty years ago I purchased my name as a domain name. It's an unusual name. Who would want it? I built a web site revolving around my art work and my thoughts on art, and (briefly) breathing and freeform dance as moving meditation. I didn't update it a lot. In fact, when my Dell … Continue reading Why is LindleyKarstens.com a Chinese Gambling Site?

Bonvoy, Mergers & Corporate Culture

When is a Marriott 'Bonvoy' property not going to give you the experience their frequent members are accustomed to? A bit on my experience in the post Marriott-Ritz Carlton merger world.

Skipping the Line – Facts & Fallacies

The fact is, there is no such thing as "skipping the line". There is only guaranteeing you will get into the venue... eventually.

The Lost Art of the Itinerary

I don't know about you, but when it comes to travel arrangements I like to be really clear on where I need to be, and when.

Destination – Refuge Day Spa in Carmel Valley California

If you live in the Central Valley of northern Californi, Refuge spa is probably your best bet for a relaxing soak and a terrific massage.

Ride Service Apps in Barcelona

I went to Trip Advisor looking for some basic info from a Barcelona local. Shame on the site admins for allowing the forums to turn into a place where bullying is acceptable "advice".

What Makes a Good AirBnB

There are plenty of hazards in renting an AirBnB. Here are some things to watch out for, (or if you're a host) not to do.

Aging & Assumptions

When are we "old"? Does that depend on how others perceive us, or on how we feel?

Information Hierarchies

In theory, I should be able to identify a parent page, and the child pages that fall under it... and set up a menu.  This should take a minute.  Maybe 2. I should be able to configure a menu so that it sits where I want it to sit on the page, even if that means … Continue reading Information Hierarchies

WordPress.com Usability for Bloggers

There is much to love about WordPress.com. Unfortunately, it's not nearly as user friendly as it should be. Why setting up a basic menu for the site is a nightmare.