Archive for category Revelations

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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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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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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A Long Overdue Rant on Facebook

Part 1 – In the Beginning. So I’ve been on the juggernaut that is Facebook for just over a year now. And it has further solidified my belief that there really is no hope for the human race. When I first started Facebook, I thought it was a place to wax philosophical, or get at […]

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The Subtle Art of BS Detection, Part 3: Final Thoughts

So let’s sum up BS Detection. What follows are some basic guidelines for good BS Detection: Realize that you have biases, and admit them to yourself, especially when it comes to politics. I fall a little left of center on the political spectrum, and the challenge for me is to set aside my own biases […]

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