I’m not sure if I’m going to make it through the next year, here in Florida. It’s the people…I’m not sure if they’ve always been like this and I just haven’t seen it, or if they’re actually getting worse. There’s no polite way to say it… …They’re goddamn stupid, and violently, aggressively defensive about their […]Read more "Stupid and Aggressive"
I bought my car almost a year ago, and I’m happy as a clam with it. Still, it was my second choice, and that’s actually a good thing, because I realize I did something that almost every other American right now does not do. You see, when it became clear that I needed to replace […]Read more "Just A Little Bit More"
It seems to be cool to blog about being introverted lately. I’m introverted, always have been, and I’ve known that’s a form of minority since I was a teenager. Lately there seems to be a groundswell to try explaining introversion to the planet full of happy “people-persons,” like we’re developmentally delayed or something. “Disabled doesn’t […]Read more "I’m Introverted"
The internet is a great place. A free and open forum for the sharing of ideas and expression — a real, in-your-living-room, honest-to-God method for instantaneous communication with anyone on the Earth. Anywhere. Anyone. Instantly. I give you…Twitter. Facebook. Also Myspace before that, and LiveJournal (remember them?) and Flickr and Yahoo and Photobucket, Youtube, Google+, […]Read more "What Not To Post. In Fact…Just Don’t Post."
Christmas is bearing down on me again, like a dump truck headed for a wide-eyed rabbit. This will be my second Christmas in Florida, and once again the sight of poinsettias growing outdoors in flowerbeds is freaking me out. In the North, I always wondered why they were the Christmas flower, as they are utterly, […]Read more "Not So Merry Christmas"
I want to open by saying that working for you for the past 10 years has had a lasting impact on my life, and on my occupational education. My time at your company had highs, and it had lows. More importantly, I consider it to have been a decade-long learning experience. I have learned lessons […]Read more "An Open Letter to my Previous Management Team"
Subject: We Are Going To Live Your Book Mr. Menzel and Ms. D’Aluisio, Good morning! Until yesterday I had never heard of “Hungry Planet.” While eating my lunch yesterday I typed in a Google search for “Food the World Eats,” and most of the results dealt with your book. I found it fascinating. I forwarded […]Read more "An Open Letter to Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio"