Time Flies Yet Stands Still

The last 2 years, whenever I hear someone say, “It’s September already” or “where did the month go?” I respond with, “Nonsense. This plague has made time stand still. 2019 was 5 years ago.” The virus seems like it’s never going away, and the government seems to have...

College Football Week 2 – Who Ya Got?

Sometimes it’s good to be wrong – such as when you predict that your alma mater is not yet ready to beat a Power 5 team, but they go ahead and do it anyway. How ‘bout them 49ers? As we move into week 2, we’re still dealing with a number of paycheck games and matchups...

NFL Week 1 Picks – Who Ya Got?

It’s time for NFL games. Same setup as the college picks. Of course, the hometown Panthers are the preferred team. This also means that the Falcons, Saints, and Bucs are evil. Completely evil. Dallas at Tampa Bay – The Cowboys are in much better shape than last year....

College Football Week 1 – Who Ya Got?

It’s time for college football again, which means all is right with the world. Yeah, I know that’s a bit exaggerated. I’ll be predicting the games played involving Southeastern Conference teams, along with the games of my school, the Charlotte 49ers. I’ve been an...

What Is Hatred?

I have been dismayed to see such intense displays of hatred the past few weeks. I decided it was time for me to write about it.DefinitionDictionary.com defines hatred as “intense dislike or extreme aversion or hostility; the feeling of one who hates (which is to be...

Vaccination: Battling Assumptions

Charlotte is like a lot of large cities. It went from 1950 to about 2000 operating on the assumption that the ONE and ONLY way to move from Point A to Point B is to get behind the wheel of a vehicle and drive yourself there. There are some exceptions like New York...

I Actually Don’t Have Zoom Fatigue

We have entered Month 147 – er, uh, I mean, 12 – of the virus-related restricted life. Despite the rollout of two vaccines, there is very little light at the end of the tunnel on this plague. Here in North Carolina, the people have been organized into 5 groups of...

Unpopular Opinion: Gift Cards are OK

I recently listened to a podcast that spent some time discussing what makes a good holiday gift. One of the biggest annual December debates is what to give a loved one, colleague, or friend for a holiday gift. In recent years, the gift of money or a gift card is...

Election 2020 – Who Ya Got?

OK, I’ll admit it. That title is click-bait. I wanted to draw in all the “I hope this post confirms what I believe is true about who should be elected to office” people. There will be scores of people scouring the interwebs for content that confirms their biases. CNN...

Next Steps of the Journey

After a prolonged absence in this space, I’m working to have a more regular presence. It’s been a very eventful couple of months. Business is back After a terribly long time in the desert, I’ve finally picked up a couple of clients. One is a farmer in North Dakota. He...