The first thing I would tell you, if we were having a beer is the startling discovery I made earlier this week in our office. I don’t use the word “startling” lightly, I really do think this is right up there with “the best way to peel an orange.” Of course, if I tried to... Continue Reading →
I have thought about this post several years during Lent, but I have procrastinated to a point well beyond Easter for two reasons. First, I’ve never really touched on religion on this blog. Second, I don’t want to draw undeserved attention to myself. It’s very hard to avoid the second reason when you’re writing a... Continue Reading →
The first indication that I had a problem with color vision was during a physical exam for my first job out of college. My eye doctor completed the exam and filled out the form that I had to return to Burroughs Corp. “Vision: 20/20 with corrective lenses. Colorblind” Whaaaaat? “You exhibit symptoms of colorblindness, primarily... Continue Reading →
“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: attach/attachment. It can be about love or anything else!” I’m going to approach this from the “anything else” angle. Not that I have anything against love, I’m all for love, but other kinds of attachment are on my mind this week. Actually, the first thing that... Continue Reading →
The first part of this series focused on storing and manipulating ideas for blogging. Today, I'm going to talk about the way I write. No, not the scatter-brained stream-of-consciousness-hopping-from-topic-to-topic thing, the technology that I use. Remember, I'm a geek. I have a geek job and I have geek things that are the result of having... Continue Reading →
I don’t like long titles, but if I did, I would continue this one with “and we need access to firewood, and the snow at the fence can’t be so tall that the dog can walk into the neighbor’s yard and people our age should never lift snow over their heads and the dog needs... Continue Reading →
I’ve read a lot of blog posts that offer tips and guidance on blogging and writing. People share where they get ideas, where they store the ideas they get and how they get those ideas onto virtual paper and then into/onto (never sure) WordPress. I haven't seen too many posts about electronic tools, so I... Continue Reading →
One of my favorite bloggers has shared another great story. This one reminded me a little bit of the feelings I shared in Jupiter Effect I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
One of those little league seasons when I was a kid , Bobby Devinney and I sat the entire time on the bench . By the end of the game , if our team was either winning or losing by a bunch , the coach would put Bobby and/or me out there in right field for the last inning . Often it happened to be the last half of the last inning . Big deal , eh ?
It was the old worst- case scenario of Little League coaching . The coach’s son was a pretty good athlete , but he was also a loud-mouthed arrogant jerk . He was the team star and his buddies played every inning of every game . Sort of a sports version of the spoils system .
Neither Bobby nor I were friends of the coach’s son , and we were quiet boys …
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I make a lot of mistakes while typing, but I really hate posting/texting/tweeting stuff with typos. I am the guy who retweets my own thoughts with the hashtag #nowTypoFree. Unfortunately, I also send people strings of text messages like: There are entire websites devoted to iPhone typos during text-message conversations. I think some of them... Continue Reading →