Doing things differently since 1984

How to Get a Job (from a hirer’s perspective)

I’ve changed jobs far too many times in my working life, and been to far too many interviews.  One of my favorite jobs was working at a career center, where … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 8 Comments

Patriotism on the Rocks

As Independence Day / 4th of July rolls around for the 238th time, I am yet again faced with a serious social problem for an American to have: I’m not … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 9 Comments

When Everything Changes

*Shuffles nervously up to microphone* Umm, so, I haven’t been around much lately… sorry for that.  I assure you it’s not because I’ve had nothing to say.  Quite the opposite, … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

Morning sir, can I buy some happiness?

I went to a convenience store (also known as a corner shop) this morning for a drink, and noticed an interesting theme about the offerings there.  I figured I could tell … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 4 Comments


  Isn’t it ironic that the more you earn, the less time you have to spend it? As if income inequality wasn’t bad enough, we have boredom inequality as well. … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Working With a Cold: A Helpful Guide

Between weathering single-digit temperatures and mothering two young petri dishes (a.k.a. preschool-aged children), it should be no surprise that I’ve become a home for one of this year’s many cold/flu … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 5 Comments

Who has the higher approval rating: Congress or the Church?

I don’t trust statistics.  I love them, but I don’t trust them.  They are like street signs on a turnstile, they look informative but can be easily skewed into being … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 6 Comments