Back when I was selling phones I used to try and share with my employees that one of my best selling tools was the cup of coffee that I perpetually had in front of me. They would look at me in disbelief. You see, a cup of coffee is a normalizing object. It’s a modern… Continue reading A cup of coffee
Doughnuts are bread. Bread machines make bread. Bread machines make doughnuts. This right here is how we make the world a better place, people. #doughnutnotdonut
So yesterday I wrote about a singular experience in my life that meant something, that really touched me at a time when I needed it. It was very basic, very human and possessing an impact far beyond the moment itself. Since then I’ve had a few people ask me what was up, or what prompted… Continue reading Why? Because some times you just have to hug it out.
So what is today but another yesterday in the making? Or perhaps, to quote the learned Axl Rose, “Yesterday there was so many things I was never told Now that I’m startin’ to learn I feel I’m growing old”. My father said something similar though he was surely no GNR fan. Facing the frustrations of… Continue reading Day 135 – part 2
I happened to be reading this article when my oldest son looked over my shoulder and started reading along with me. This lead to a conversation of sorts with him, which I rather enjoyed. At first my son was actively against the shop owners. He said he would have sued the owners, too. Not because… Continue reading To each their own…decision.
Yesterday I got to thinking about the influence of a bad mustache on modern foreign policy. The effect is dramatic, I think. Today, I want to offer up an alternative to a good mustache gone bad. It’s time for a little competition and some good marketing. Emma Lazarus wrote a poem containing this very famous… Continue reading The New Economy by Emma Lazarus
I don’t care if you agree with me, I welcome all dissent and criticism. I don’t even have to like you as you tell me I’m wrong- in fact, I might think you’re the biggest damn idiot on the planet. And if you give me lip about how everyone is entitled to their own opinion,… Continue reading Agree to disagree- No, just don’t be an ass