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...

Wealth Envy

Yes, it’s been a while, and we’ll talk about that shortly. First, let’s talk about “wealth envy.” I’ve used this phrase before, but today I want to get more detailed. First, some definitions Wealth is “a great quantity or store of money, valuable possessions,...

2020 MLB Predictions

The baseball season is finally starting. At the last possible second, the players & owners are working out a 16-team playoff structure. This will drastically reduce the meaning of the 60-game season, but hey, we’re just the fans, right? At any rate, here’s how I...

But Now I SEE

Back in the early ‘90s, one of the most popular acts in the music world was En Vogue. They were (and are) immensely talented and produced fabulous music. (As I guy, I will admit that I found all of them very pleasant to look upon.) One of their biggest hits was a song...

9… 1… … … 1

In these tense times, I find myself looking for humor. I’m thinking about some jokes surrounding emergency calls. To wit: A Charlotte morning radio show messed with a police officer who was trying to do a 9-1-1 public service announcement. He was just trying to say,...

2020 Unrest – React vs Respond

I attend a church that is part of the International Churches of Christ. There are about 700 churches in most of the countries in the world. Like pretty much everyone else, we have been unable to meet during the COVID-19 plague and have been having virtual services on...

2020 Unrest – Consider the Source

There are lots of things to unpack about all the unrest of the year 2020. Let’s begin with how information gets to the human brain in the first place. Where Do You Look? How do you acquire information about current events? Local sources (TV/newspaper & their...