Happy New Year...sort of.

Happy New Year...sort of.
2022 is upon us and I’m another year older and another year wiser…well, older anyway. Now that we’re a week or so into the new year and the initial excitement over those pesky resolutions has waned, I’m here to say that I really am excited about the new year! There is a great deal to... Read more »

Your Shows Suck

Your Shows Suck
Shouldn’t we happier? It’s been a rough couple of years, to say the least. The pandemic has given us all reasons to worry, be anxious and live through a type of fear most of us have never quite experienced before. Still, as vaccines and other advanced medications gradually snuff out the beast, we could assume... Read more »

9 to 5 or 5 to 9?

9 to 5 or 5 to 9?
Imagine for a moment that you’re sitting at your workspace getting ready to start your day as a loyal employee at XYZ Inc.  The owner of the company walks by in frustration and tosses you the keys to the building and says, “I’ve had it.  It’s all yours…you’re in charge”.  You find yourself the proud... Read more »
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Anywhere else you'd rather be?

Anywhere else you'd rather be?
We stumbled across a very interesting film on Netflix the other night entitled The Battered Bastards of Baseball. It’s the story of 1960’s TV cowboy Bing Russell and his ownership of a rag-tag minor league baseball team. Russell (father of actor Kurt Russell) played the part of a deputy sheriff (and later the sheriff) named... Read more »

Help wanted...and then COVID hit.

Help wanted...and then COVID hit.
Being unemployed is exhausting.  I feel frustrated about things beyond my control, restless because I don’t have work to do, grieved because I miss my old job / coworkers, and anxious about finding a new job.  Sam M. With a heavy heart, I am heartbroken to say…it has happened again.  After a really tough year... Read more »

What was first; mean chicken or nasty eggs?

What was first; mean chicken or nasty eggs?
The ancient proverb states; the fish rots from the head down. In reality, however, it is the guts of a fish that stink first, then the head. Regardless, there’s a stench associated with rotting fish, much as there’s a foul odor in our society that’s coming from somewhere. If we only knew the origin, we... Read more »
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Teacher I need you.

Teacher I need you.
I understand the need to get the economy up and running. I even understand the need to open up bowling alleys, nail salons and tattoo parlors. With a shortfall of support for small businesses from the federal government, we’re scared about our livelihood and maybe even where our next meal is coming from.  We feel... Read more »

Great insults last a long time.

Great insults last a long time.
Great insults last a long time. – Rocky Balboa Growing up in the late 1960’s and early 70’s wasn’t an easy time for anyone with a thin skin. Back then, kids could find a reason, and I mean ANY reason, to ridicule other kids. If your hair had just been cut, you would be teased... Read more »

COVID-19; Listen, learn, trash it.

COVID-19; Listen, learn, trash it.
The one thing everyone has in common at the moment is that no one has experienced anything like the current pandemic-related world-wide quarantine. The current situation is so different and so unique that most of us don’t know what to do or how to act. In the 1930’s and 40’s, while in the midst of... Read more »
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2020 so far? It's pretty clear.

2020 so far?  It's pretty clear.
Although we’re only a couple of weeks into the new year, it seems apparent that 2020 will be a year of ups and downs. The “downs” are coming fast and furious, but the “ups” are putting up a valiant fight…so far, anyway. Certain “downs” can be expected. With a national election on the horizon, we... Read more »