How do you see yourself?

I met a U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant at a cookout over the 2013 Mother’s Day weekend. The Staff Sergeant is on active duty and has been a U.S. Marine for 14 years. His resume is long, and his recounts of experiences were compelling. According to him, he’s poised to advance to Gunnery Sergeant during his…

Politics of the Disingenuous: Healthcare in the United States

The comprehensive health care reform law enacted in March 2010 (sometimes known as ACA, PPACA, or “Obamacare”) has three primary goals: Make affordable health insurance available to more people. The law provides consumers with subsidies (“premium tax credits”) that lower costs for households with incomes between 100% and 400% of the federal poverty level. Expand…

COVID Fatigue

I didn’t think I would miss being able to go to a movie, a bar, a club, or even a restaurant until now. Just not having the option has wholly confirmed my understanding of my modern self and what I believe to be true of modern humans and desire. We want what we don’t have….

TOP TAKEAWAYS: HIGH OUTPUT MANAGEMENT

HIGH OUTPUT MANAGEMENT If you’re motivated to become a better manager — and to improve the output of your organization — then there is nothing more important than training yourself. On Organizational Output: (Chapter 1) — Everything is process. Whether you’re compiling code, hiring staff, or making breakfast, everything can be modeled as a repeatable production…

Trump Wins 2020

Trump wins reelection in a closely contested election, but he wins. I’m sad about this potential outcome. I did not vote for Trump in 2016 and won’t vote for him in 2020, but as celebs go, I was a fan. I became a fan while watching “The Apprentice.” I respect the office of the president…

Fear versus Common Sense and COVID 19

The fear surrounding COVID-19 is supplanting our collective common sense. The medical professionals and experts are providing their analysis and opinion. Should we listen, yes, but even if we ignored their advice, we happen to have our individual and collective common sense. Or do we? Defined: Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that…

Equally Apart

Has the success of women in the workforce reduced the need for heterosexual relationships beyond procreation and fornication?  This question has been lingering in my mind for over the last four years, but I couldn’t reach a definitive opinion on the matter.  It was triggered by my observations and perceptions of the dating scene in…

No Excuses

Nothing but time, yet, failing to begin on two of my goals. Failure to make progress on these goals has brought me to ask myself, do I want to accomplish the established goals? I found or believe that I found my lack of motivation stems from a lack of discipline and fear. I lack the…

I Taught Tom Brady

Not really, but it feels like it.  The big sports news lately – other than there being no sports lately – is that Tom Brady, the GOAT quarterback, has been traded to another team.  While I’m sure they’re paying him well, he only had one request in his contract: he wanted the phone numbers of everyone on the…