Times Of My Life I Will Never Get Back

How many times have you encountered those moments, when you watched, read, listened, or participated in something where at the end you disgustedly thought, “Well there’s ten (twenty, thirty, etc.) minutes of my life I will never get back!” I said this just the other morning after reading an email from an uncle who is new to […]

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Cutting the (Cable) Cord Part 2: How I Did It

In Part 1, I described your options for cutting the cable cord. Here I disclose which option I went for and how I have it all set up. But first, a couple of minor changes and additions to Part 1: I’m sorry if you went to Part 1 looking for your options on how to cut a […]

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Cutting the Cord Part 1: Your Options

I recently joined the ranks of an exclusive club (well, sort of exclusive) and officially “cut the cord”. If you are unaware of the concept, cutting the cord means you get the satisfaction of telling your overpriced Cable provider to “go fuck yourself” and save some substantial cash in the process. I won’t go into the […]

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On Being a Linchpin

The highest level of management I’ve reached in my career is Operations Manager. It was a tough job, but I was successful. I was good at it. And it was an eye-opening experience for me. When I started, I had nothing to go on but instinct, and as it turns out my instincts were good. […]

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How Weight Watchers Changed My Life

So fellas, what was your first impression of the title? Did you call me derogatory names? Did you laugh? Why is Bryan talking about meetings of overweight women in spandex and over-sized shirts? If that’s what you think Weight Watchers is, you should listen up, because when a man of my level of skepticism shows […]

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Stuff I Don’t Believe In

The title says it all. I left out the obvious shit, like Leprauchans, Unicorns, and Santa Claus: Any God or Gods, personal or Biblical, or any Religion. . . . (therefore I also don’t believe in) Intercessory Prayer. Life After Death. That Human Beings have a “Soul”. Religious Interpretations or Predictions of an Apocalypse (I […]

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Driving Tutelage

Driving on a busy road, these are some things I’ve learned. I do not suffer from road rage, rarely wish anyone dead, or make my issues anyone else’s on the road. I also do not think I am invincible and think my driving skills can get me out of any mess. I thought that way […]

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F is for “Effort”

Apparently there are some New England Schools publishing something the media has dubbed the “Effort Roll”. It’s a list of students who did not make the Honor Roll, but get a pat on the back anyway. Now, I consider myself a relatively progressive individual, but I believe wholeheartedly and unequivocally that reason and common sense […]

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NERD ALERT: The “Cloud Computing” Phenomenon

This one goes out to all my geek peeps. Word to your mutha. For about a year now,  I have been hearing/reading the phrase “Cloud Computing” shoved down my throat flashed unashamedly from top vendors everywhere: Microsoft, Novell, VMWare (particularly VMWare) and Cisco. As a matter of fact, it’s hailed as nothing less than revolutionary, […]

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Lists and Rodeos

I have crossed something off my list, a list I didn’t realize I had.  This List has no name. Some have a Bucket List; that list, either written or in mind, that contains the things that one wants to accomplish before they leave this mortal coil… or kick the bucket as they say.  A few […]

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