A Short Rant on Goals

Goal-setting is a popular topic on social media, in books, and around the virtual and physical watercoolers of the world. It’s akin to Monday morning quarterbacking and critiquing the latest film and how you would make it better than the seasoned professional. In other words, it’s easy to talk about, much more challenging to do… Continue reading A Short Rant on Goals

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Political Aesthetics

I am completely intrigued by the process of modern politics: Look good, promise everything, say nothing, and attack the opponent. I don’t often share what I think, but here is a cartoon summing up a few thoughts regarding the Romney/Obama debate. I have friends on both sides of the “color” divide (I’m not talking race).… Continue reading Political Aesthetics

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Top 10 Things I’ve Learned From Reading Comments On Local News Articles

10. People are rude regardless of the technology used to moderate the comments. 9. People are rude regardless of whether they have a valid comment to be made or not. 8. People are rude in their ignorance and in their intelligence. 7. People are rude in their rebuttals, exponentially increasing as the chain of sub comments… Continue reading Top 10 Things I’ve Learned From Reading Comments On Local News Articles

Stock Photography: The New Face of Hemorrhoids

The latest billboard in town is about fast, painless relief for hemorrhoids. I have nothing against hemorrhoids or Advanced Gastroenterology. My beef is with stock photography and the nausea-inducing ease at which a pretty girl can be transformed from: “Give me surprise” to “Surprise, you’ve got hemorrhoids.” I doubt this lady got into the business… Continue reading Stock Photography: The New Face of Hemorrhoids

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Milking the Trilogy

Ever since The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy it seems that filmmakers and studios are attempting to maximize and extend the profits and storytelling capabilities of works of literature. Long books are becoming two part epics, trilogies are becoming quadrilogies, and what was once a bastardized art form of ruining the novel in visual… Continue reading Milking the Trilogy

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Modern Ramifications of Illiteracy

People wouldn’t be reading 50 Shades of Grey, Bone or Steve Jobs. That awkward moment of silence in church where a new song is sung and people can’t read the lyrics would increase. IKEA instruction manuals. People wouldn’t be able to comment on all of the annoying status updates they “saw” on Facebook, Twitter or a… Continue reading Modern Ramifications of Illiteracy

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Elites, Snobs and Trolls

What I love most about learning is reading a word like egalitarian because immediately I go to the dictionary and confirm that it means what I think it means. Side note: I misused the word pontificate in a conversation once and haven’t heard the end of it, so I look things up to make sure. Egalitarian… Continue reading Elites, Snobs and Trolls

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You’re Not Freelancing, You’re Running a Business

I had a friend recently congratulate me on the success on my freelancing business. Initially, I was very appreciative. Business has been increasing this year, thank you for noticing. However, after thinking about it for awhile I realized: I hate the word freelance. Dictionary.com defines freelance as “working for different companies at different times rather than… Continue reading You’re Not Freelancing, You’re Running a Business

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