Month: April 2021

Writing v. Speaking: Writing Is More Artificial…which is not a bad thing

One of the most satisfying aspects of writing and posting something daily is…you guessed it…writing and posting something daily. Writing is artificial in comparison to speaking. What do I mean? When you speak, it is mostly stream-of-consciousness, with opportunities to course-correct, amend, update, or renounce utterances on the fly. I hope all that makes sense.  …

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My Day In Tech Support Hell: Remember When You Could Just Restart?

I spent my day on the phone with tech support. This is not the way you want to spend a day. Believe me. Good tech support representatives, especially those working in a  ”pre-sales” capacity should ask plenty of questions to make sure they understand what the customer thinks he wants to do. Assumptions or hastiness …

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Setting Goals: A How-To Guide in 5 Easy Steps, and A Conversation

Be careful setting goals. If you don’t ask the right questions, you won’t end up with the right answers. Success achieving wrong answers, is not success worth succeeding at. It just means not enough care was taken in setting the goal. To that end, Here’s a guide: 1- Ask lots of questions. 2- Keep asking why …

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The Virus Hi-Jacked My Brain: Fear & Loathing In The Land Of Covid–or, How to Become A Zombie in One Small Step

So, the Feel Like A Stranger portion of the Covid Trip began last night when the virus hi-jacked my brain. In a matter of moments, I went from savoring a couple tablespoons of Jalapeño Pimento cheese, to not being able to smell Vick’s Vap-O-Rub. At. All. Recognizing this, I popped a Goldfish cracker in my …

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Our Firsthand Experience With Covid–We’re Two Of The Lucky Ones, We Hope – Now, The Aftermath

So, I’ve had Covid for a week now. I caught it from my girlfriend. We believe we know where she got it but we cannot know for certain. We now have firsthand knowledge of and experience with Covid we did not want. I am sharing some of our experience and some of my thoughts about …

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Other People Affect What You See, Hear, and Say

I’m listening to the Audible version of The Overstory during my daily walks. Yesterday, I heard the Bullhorn of Truth in the dialogue of two characters on page 430: ”What keeps us from seeing the obvious?” Douglas puts his hand to the brass bull’s horn. ”And? What does?” ”Mostly other people.” [Before proceeding with my …

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