the Process of Disillusionment

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“Pretty okay advice for anyone from ages 10 through 50 (and beyond).”

I recently moved to a new company and I took on a leadership position for a team in the marketing department that has a function that I am quite familiar with (and pretty damn good at). It was a promotion... Continue Reading →


I’m not sure of a catchy title for this yet.

In order to make this story easier to understand, here the facts: I have kids who are old enough to stay home by themselves while I am at work (during the summer and days when they are off school but... Continue Reading →

Jobs are Stupid and Money is Make-believe, Part II

I left the interview feeling okay about how it went, but not okay with what I was potentially up against. I felt like I was going to get an offer and I felt like it was my ticket out of... Continue Reading →

Jobs are Stupid and Money is Make-believe, Part I

I recently interviewed for another job. I currently have a good job – they treat me well here, I do okay work for them; my pay is enough to take care of my responsibilities; things are really just fine. They’re... Continue Reading →


Leadership is the process of influencing others to do what needs to be done by providing purpose, direction, and motivation. I think that clear guidance is the key to success because people perform better when they know what they are... Continue Reading →

Yet another case of Stolen Valor

So, the current band is going well. We’re playing lots of gigs, getting paid decent, we’re all getting along, etc. We just played two gigs this weekend, a festival for St. Patrick’s Day and then some bar we’d never been... Continue Reading →

Noah’s Ark

What are the two main causes for extinction? 1: Loss of habitat 2: Lack of genetic variation Of course there can be lots of different circumstances leading up to these two factors; i.e. pollution, deforestation, overhunting, etc., but when it... Continue Reading →

a Hypothetical Case of Stolen Valor of Biblical Proportions

I belong to a closed group on Facebook where members spend vast amounts of their free time arguing about the finer points of biblical truth. It’s actually kind of fun! In this particular instance, a member of the believer variety... Continue Reading →

Zumba and Confirmation Bias

Do you go to the gym? I do. And as far as I’m concerned, my earbuds are essential pieces of gym equipment. I can appreciate most genres of music, but when I’m working out, I like to go heavy –... Continue Reading →

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