How to make a Die Hard Christmas Ornament

Yesterday a picture of a Die Hard  Christmas ornament circulated the internet. That picture is on the right.

Thi is from the scene when our hero, John McClane, is crawling through the ventilation shafts in the Nakatomi Building. Terrorists have taken over of a company Christmas party that McClane’s wife invited him to. Being a bad ass cop from New York, McClane decides to take out the group of terrorists (crawling through vents and losing his shoes in the process).

Die Hard is a Christmas Movie

Die Hard Ornament
Come out to the coast, get together, we’ll have a few laughs…

As a child of the 1980’s, I consider Die Hard is one of the best Christmas movies of all time. When I saw this DIY ornament online, I immediately wanted to create one. So I did!

After all, it only makes sense to have a Die Hard Christmas ornament on your tree. Below are some easy steps on how to make your own. Continue reading “How to make a Die Hard Christmas Ornament”

PWC: Blockchain can save Reinsurers $5-10 Billion

reinsurance-blockchainToday PWC issued a report stating that blockchain technology could save reinsurers $5-10 Billion. These savings will come from “faster, more efficient and more accurate payments, claims settlements and compliance checks.” Continue reading “PWC: Blockchain can save Reinsurers $5-10 Billion”

Lyme Disease in New Jersey

My daughter had a small deer tick on her yesterday. My wife had to use tweezers to remove it. Living in New Jersey, this instantly made me think about Lyme disease.

The Number of Lyme Disease Cases in New Jersey

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 3,000 confirmed cases of Lyme disease in New Jersey every year. Continue reading “Lyme Disease in New Jersey”

New York Red Bulls – A Great Family Event

283px-New_York_Red_Bulls_logo.svgThis weekend I’m planning to take my family to an MLS match between the New York Red Bulls and the New England Revolution. The Red Bulls (RBNY) are a good team. They’re currently 3rd in their division and on pace to make the playoffs for the seventh year in a row.

My girls are about 6 and 4 years old, and I’ve taken them to a RBNY game for the last 2 years. They are fun, and the kids enjoy them.

One of the greatest things about seeing the Red Bulls as a family is the cost. Continue reading “New York Red Bulls – A Great Family Event”

Family Fun in Nags Head, North Carolina

My family has been vacationing in Nags Head, North Carolina at least once a year for the last 20 years. Below is my guide for fun family activities in Nags Head. This list includes the beach, the sound, bumper boats, mini golf, hang gliding, dolphins tours, pirate adventures and more.

Fun Activities in Nags Head

Go to the beach

Nags Head BeachThis is a no brainer in the Outer Banks. The beaches here at beautiful, not crowded and warm. Nags Head is less populated than other parts of the OBX, so there’s plenty of room to spread out on the beach. My family will often fly kites, play soccer or throw a football on the beach. That’s how much room there is.
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I’m a PMP (Project Management Professional), a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), and a CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant). Below I give an overview of these certifications.

Update: After posting this, I was surprised to receive questions via email and Facebook about being both a PMP and CPA. I answered them all directly.

If you found this post by searching for “CPA and PMP”, and you have questions about these certifications, please feel free to leave a comment, and I’ll get back to you.

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My Old About Me Page

I’m using the FORD method to write this page. FORD stands for Family, Occupation, Recreation and Dreams. It is a technique that’s used to start conversations and build relationships. Remembering this acronym can help you think of topics to discuss with people you just meet.

Since you’re just meeting me, I outlined my FORD below. Continue reading “My Old About Me Page”