Resistance Is Futile

It's not how I meant to spend my Saturday night. I was just mindlessly scrolling through the cable channel guide, hoping that an idea would come to me for today's blog. And there it was. Rocky. The original. One of the best movies of all-time. And a movie that no self-respecting kid from the Philly … Continue reading Resistance Is Futile

The Economics of Apologies

I'm a big fan of people offering their apologies for when they have done something wrong. In fact, I apologize that you have somehow come across this post and started reading it. I've written about this before (Why Is It So Hard for Some People to Admit They Are Wrong), and in that post included … Continue reading The Economics of Apologies

It Was Good While It Lasted

At some point, the writing is on the wall. And so it was with our 2003 Buick Rendezvous, known to us as Rhondy. We bought it brand new, and truth be told, a big part of the reason was because Tiger Woods did a commercial for it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh1IHKHOuZo Now I knew that Tiger Woods probably … Continue reading It Was Good While It Lasted

Why Did I Do This to Myself?

I have successfully avoided having any video games .on my phone for several years. But then a couple of days ago, in a moment of weakness, and for no justifiable reason, I decided to download a Solitaire app. And it didn't take long before I became addicted. I would tell myself, "just one more game", … Continue reading Why Did I Do This to Myself?

How To Interpret Digital Body Language and Emails, or Not

Given that so many people have been working from home, the nature of work has changed dramatically this past year. Instead of having meetings face to face, meetings are now being conducted via Zoom. Instead of just stopping by someone's desk to ask them a question, we now send them an email. And something is … Continue reading How To Interpret Digital Body Language and Emails, or Not

Music Monday: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury

Today's music choice was discovered thanks to Shazam, an app that can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. But before I get to the song, when I hear the word Shazam, what comes to mind is Gomer Pyle, the main character … Continue reading Music Monday: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury

The WordPress Community Is As Real As Any Community I’ve Been a Part Of

I just finished reading a heartbreaking post from Sue Vincent, titled The Last Post?. Sue was diagnosed with incurable small cell lung cancer last September, ¬†and spent much of last week in the hospital. As Sue writes: "It has been an interesting and informative journey on so many levels as familiar things have been stripped … Continue reading The WordPress Community Is As Real As Any Community I’ve Been a Part Of

Who Is the G.O.A.T.?

It was the kind of tweet guaranteed to get a lot of responses: https://twitter.com/goldmedalmind/status/1364778667528781829 And the answers contained some obvious choices: Roger Bannister (first person to break the 4-minute barrier in the mileCal Ripken (baseball player who played in 2,632 straight games)Michael Phelps, swimmerJesse Owen, track and fieldAleksandr Karelin, a wrestler with 13 year undefeated … Continue reading Who Is the G.O.A.T.?

I Always Assumed I Was the Norm, But I May Be the Exception

A story in the Huffington Post this week looked at how much time and money men spend on¬† grooming themselves. Now I like to think I'm a regular guy, and that most guys are like me. My goal with grooming is to spend as little time and money as possible. At this point, I typically … Continue reading I Always Assumed I Was the Norm, But I May Be the Exception

The Third Time Is a Charm

Given the nature of what was covered in my classes yesterday, I decided to teach virtually using Zoom. I feel pretty comfortable using Zoom, but it had been a while since I used it for a full class. In addition, this would be my first time using a Windows-based laptop for Zoom, since my Macbook … Continue reading The Third Time Is a Charm