As soon as I saw what happened, I knew I would have to write a blog post about it. Earlier today, skksfjkf asfjskl jfdklsaj;sgja'fa;sfk;lllllllllllllllfs Oops, sorry, I must have fallen asleep while writing that last sentence. Anyway, as I was saying... Earlier today, I was walking across campus and I noticed off to my right … Continue reading The Dangers of Blogging While Tired
In the latest episode of his Pinkcast, Dan Pink offers guidance on how to respond more effectively to people when they come to us with complications, confusion, and complaints. Usually, when people come to us with a problem or grievance, we try to respond with a quick solution to the issue at hand. This is … Continue reading Dan Pink: Three Simple Words for Dealing with Challenging Situations
Two weeks ago I wrote a blog post about The Hu, a Mongolian folk metal band formed in 2016. I had never heard of the group until three days before I wrote the post, but thanks to a comment from Clive at Take It Easy, I gave a listen to their music, and I liked … Continue reading Music Monday: Blogging Leads to Real-World Experience
Never heard of coulrophobia? Neither did I until five minutes ago. No, it's not a fear of Dairy Queen. Coulrophobia is a fear of clowns, and can bring on feelings of fear when you see clowns or clown images. It’s a specific phobic disorder that causes anxiety, a racing heart, nausea, and profuse sweating. This … Continue reading No Wonder Some People Have Coulrophobia
It's ten minutes before midnight, and I want to post something today, but I couldn't think of anything at the last minute. So I went back to my first September 15 post, back in 2015. It's a sad story: Thomas Cottingham, 27, of Wilmington, Delaware died Monday night while protecting a woman and her baby … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Not All Heroes Live to Tell About It
The above photo is from a polar bear plunge close to Charleston, SC. These events are usually referred to as a polar bear plunge, but I have also heard it referred to as a splash and dash. But the photo is misleading in that this blog post has nothing to do with crazy people running … Continue reading Forget Dine and Dash, Now There’s Splash and Dash
Some of you may think this post is about online shopping carts, but you would be wrong. This is about good old-fashioned physical carts, the kind you would find at a grocery store. Last week Amazon Express opened up a store near us, and we had to check what all the excitement was about. Here's … Continue reading Shopping Cart Confusion
The photo above is one I took as I was leaving my building today, Friday afternoon. I'd like to give the benefit of doubt to whoever had been sitting there; maybe they had just stepped away to use the restroom. After all, someone who reads the Wall Street Journal wouldn't just leave a mess like … Continue reading Is This What a Dine and Dash Crime Scene Looks Like?
Like many organizations, Villanova's default email system is Microsoft Outlook as part of MS Office 365. Over the years, the spam filtering capabilities of Outlook seem to have gotten better. When an email is flagged as being potential spam, it is filtered into either a Junk Folder or a Quarantine folder. I wasn't quite sure … Continue reading This Microsoft Office 365 Feature Sums Up the Current State of Politics in the U.S. Pretty Well
This past weekend my wife, son, and I went out to dinner in the wonderful small town of West Chester, PA. The town is the county seat, and in addition is home to a large state university, West Chester University (one of our swimming archrivals when I was in college). The town has done a … Continue reading Is It Just Me, Or Do You Also Think This Is Disgusting and Inappropriate?