Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Why I Hate Group Work

You will find yourself in a situation, be it work, social, civic. or otherwise where you are part of a team that has a specific goal. Reaching that goal is going to take teamwork and collaboration. Here are tips to succeed or fail, depending on your goal.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

No, You Can't Be Anything You Want

We've all heard the encouragement of, "You can be anything you want. You can be the President."
It is absolutely critical to instill in children the drive to reach for the stars. You don’t want to limit them at a young age, but what do you do when that child is in high school and they can’t make it to the stars? 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Hit the Squirrel!

It's cloudy and raining. The windshield wipers swipe back and forth as you squint, trying to distinguish the dull gray horizon from the asphalt. You see movement in the road. It's a squirrel scampering across. Your first instinct is to swerve, to avoid hitting the squirrel.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I'm a Successful Blogger - My 201st Blog Post

201 is a big number and it’s taken me two and a half years to reach it. Is my blog a success? Yes!

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Benefit to Doing Something You Hate

I hate mowing the yard. I don't like any part of it, the time, the heat, the noise, etc.
Is there a benefit to mowing the yard?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

My New Business Venture

I have decided to pursue a new business venture.
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting a man who told me he was an entertainer. He then handed me a card that has his picture, his name, and the statement "Ernest T. Bass Imitator."

Dashing Rogue Imitator

Friday, September 4, 2015

My All-time Top Movies

Following up on my IMDB Top 250 post, here is a list of my favorite movies. Everyone likes lists, right? What's better than a movie list where you can pick apart my personal tastes?
Inside Llewyn David The Thin Red Line Ghostbusters Gattaca In Bruges The New World Big Trouble in Little China Fight Club The Departed The Lives of Others The Godfather Hot Fuzz A Perfect World Indiana Jones The Terminator Unbreakable

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I Gave Up, Sometimes That's Okay

Almost two years ago, I was one movie away from watching every movie on the IMDB Top 250 list. It was a goal I set over a decade ago. My sole focus wasn't completing the list, and the road to almost completion happened gradually. I never met that goal.

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