One's ability to succeed at any given job is often less a function of your qualifications and work quality than it is a function of your ability to ingratiate yourself with the internal politics of those in power at that work site.
I dream of a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned...
The next time you get a telemarketer or blocked call, answer by whispering into the phone, "It's done, but there's blood everywhere!," and hang up...
If Civil War Confederate general Stonewall Jackson was combined with the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, you'd have Stonewall Michael Jackson, the funkiest general ever, and the South would moonwalk again! -- Woo!
The 140th Kentucky Derby was won by a horse named, "California Chrome." They are not as well known as their stable mate, Google Chrome...
It's well said that we'd think less about what other people thought about us if we paused to consider how seldom they actually do! Those who matter don't mind you being yourself, and those who mind don't matter...
Isn't it amazing how much time and energy we devote in life towards making other people happy, often making ourselves miserable in the process?
When a woman asks if a pair of pants makes her look fat, the worst answer to give is, "It's not the pants that make you look fat, it's the fat that makes you look fat!"
There are a considerable number of truths about life that my father certainly knew, but never told me. I wondered for many years why he didn't share those insights wih me, but now think that I know...
...he didn't want me to become discouraged!
"Become like the ocean, or you will be seasick every day." -- Leonard Cohen
I find it amazing that there are those who regularly watch millionaire professional athletes and entertainers who yet begrudge teachers their salaries. You can judge a society by who and what they reward. Sports is ephemera; teachers touch lives. I''ll be watchining the much-touted Superbowl for the commercials and halftime, nothing more...
There are three things which are frowned on in America; being fat, being bald, or being old. This leads to eventual difficulties for many, as being old is inevitable, being bald is likely genetically predisposed, and being fat may also be. In particular, becoming old in America is treated as something vaguely shameful to be denied or hidden as long as possible...
I had an "everything" bagel the other day. It left me unfulfilled...
I've finally stopped fighting my inner demons. We're on the same side now...
There are times in life when the best thing to say is nothing. Choose your battles carefully, and do your own mental health a favor...
My "Anger Management" class really pisses me off!
I walked into a "Wine and Spirits" store the other day, and boy, was I disappointed! They had wine alright, but not a single ghost to be seen...just a lot of bottles of alcoholic stuff! I was all primed up to see some spooks, too...isn't this false advertising?!
Gun control and abortion; two emotionally-charged and divisive American issues that are unlikely to find resolution in the foreseeable future...
For those who complain about it, there are far worse things in life than being bored...
...trust me on this!
Apparently, when an American senator is bought by the NRA, they STAY bought by the NRA...
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Be Like Water..., posted March 20th, 2014
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Disappointed..., posted July 18th, 2013
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A Life Lesson Learned..., posted May 24th, 2013
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Was Disappointed..., posted May 6th, 2013
As the Sparks Fly Upwards..., posted May 4th, 2013
High-Class Worries..., posted May 1st, 2013
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One's Enemies..., posted April 14th, 2013
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Why He Lost..., posted February 23rd, 2013
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Perspectives..., posted February 1st, 2013
Musings..., posted February 1st, 2013
Let the Games Begin..., posted January 25th, 2013
Enough of Winter, Already!, posted January 23rd, 2013
Send In the Geeks!, posted January 14th, 2013
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Snow Job?, posted December 28th, 2012
Pretzel Logic..., posted December 24th, 2012
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Still A Vast Wasteland!, posted December 6th, 2012
Classic Comments..., posted December 2nd, 2012
Blood Sports, posted November 27th, 2012, 2 comments
They're Coming!, posted November 26th, 2012
I Really Must..., posted November 23rd, 2012
Give Thanks!, posted November 22nd, 2012
The Horror, the Horror!, posted November 21st, 2012
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My Therapist, posted November 16th, 2012
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