Focusing My Efforts - Stairway of Phi

Focusing My Efforts

Focusing My Efforts - Stairway of PhiThis past weekend, I was pulling weeds.  I really should have taken care of them a week earlier and some had grown really big, but better late than never, right?  While doing so, I reached a conclusion that I'm sure anyone who's pulled weeds has - it's really hard to get those weeds with big roots with just my bare hands.

Then I came to a brick walkway, leading from the driveway to the backyard.

This area didn't have many weeds.  In fact, the weeds that were coming through were all puny in comparison to those I had just finished plucking.  In addition to being small, every single one of them remained intact when pulled (resulting in me also getting their roots, unlike some of their larger counterparts).

Seeing this, I was able to identify with these pathetic weeds and realized something about myself and StairwayOfPhi that needs to be addressed.

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How To Make Your Own Website with no prior experience- stairway of phi

How To Make A Website With No Previous Experience

How To Make A Website with No Previous Experience - stairway of phiI've had many private questions regarding how to make your own website, the process involved, and how difficult it is to do with no previous experience.  Because of this, I'll be dedicating today's article to the topic of "how to make your own website", creating a step-by-step guide of EXACTLY how I've developed StairwayOfPhi, having no prior website developing experience, and the challenges that I faced.

You might be interested in owning a website for a number of reasons, but regardless of what reason it is you should get one right now.  In the modern world, the internet is the tool which connects us all and not being a part of it is only doing you a disservice!  Businesses of any size should have one to show their wares, as well as provide information on their services to their customers.  Job-seekers can use their own website to make an impressive portfolio (plus, if you work with computers, owning a website is proof that you know how to use modern technology!)  Bloggers can use them to get their opinions heard and entrepreneurs can use them to cheaply reach large audiences.  And everybody with a website has the potential to make self-provided money from it!  Any amount of money coming from yourself is worth pursuing, in my eyes.Continue reading

bologna taxes - stairwayofphi

Bologna Taxes

bologna taxes - stairwayofphiWhen it comes to disliking taxes, I'm no visionary.  I, like many others, do everything I can to avoid as much as legally possible to keep my piece of the pie out of self-interest.  But if you make money, taxes are unavoidable.  Well, at least our tax dollars are going to help people in need, though.  ...Right?

Unfortunately, I reached a discovery yesterday which made me question the effectiveness of the federal government and realize just how a huge chunk of taxes are a bunch of bologna.Continue reading