Look at these doors. Now look closer – which ones are locked and which aren’t? Trick question; you can’t tell by looking. You’re going to have to walk over and try them. Isn’t the same true as we consider our possible paths forward? Without question, there’s a time for thinking and planning and strategy,...Continue reading
A few fun facts about A Charlie Brown Christmas courtesy of mentalfloss.com… CBS didn’t like it. The ad agency handling the sponsorship of the show didn’t like it. Even Charles Shulz was embarrassed by some of the program’s technical shortcomings, including continuity issues. “I thought it was a disaster because the drawing was so...Continue reading
I saw him several times as I moved from aisle to aisle at the grocery store. I would steal a glance as I moved from ‘Cookies/Snacks/Chips’ to ‘Household Items/Stationary’, then back to ‘Bread/Rolls.’ An older, heavy-set man, fully occupying a Hoveround cart, wearing a blue cap with some kind of...Continue reading
ORIGINAL LYRICS ORIGINAL LYRICS INTO SWAHILI AND BACK INTO ENGLISH Yo, VIP, let’s kick it Ice ice baby Ice ice baby Alright stop, collaborate and listen Ice is back with my brand new invention Something grabs a hold of me tightly Flow like a harpoon daily and nightly Will it ever stop yo I...Continue reading
Whenever I check into a hotel, the first thing I do is scoop up all the soaps, shampoos, notepads, whatever in the room. It’s not like I’m doing anything sneaky – I’ve paid for them – I just want to get the maximum benefit possible in my short time there. I think that...Continue reading
OWE? NO. My plan goes sideways… …but I’m not required to obsess over it. I have to pay bills… …but I don’t owe anyone my peace of mind worrying about it. Someone wrongs me… …but I’m not obligated to carry resentment about it. I’m not where I want to be… …but I’m not required...Continue reading
Because I enjoy fine dining and am very health conscious, I had dinner last night at a little place called Cracker Barrel. Judge if you want – those biscuits are amazing. As I paid, the lady at the register noticed my t-shirt featuring The Man in Black and said, “I bet a Johnny Cash...Continue reading
Paying attention. Paying attention. With the English vocabulary being so vast, why a monetary allusion in this well-known idiom? My guess is it’s because attention, like money, is finite. There’s only so much you have at a given moment. You can spend it here or there, but not everywhere to an unlimited degree (and...Continue reading
"...the wins feel great. They truly do. They also very rarely have anything of lasting value to teach us."...
The Apollo 11 mission serves as a model of precision, timing, and teamwork. So it’s ironic that it might not have happened had someone not broken the rules in a big way. That someone was a man named Dick Day....