Recently, I used Google to search for “alternatives to Google”. What a weird thing. It’s a bit like going into Walmart, walking up to an associate and saying, “Can you tell me where the nearestTarget is? And can you give me a ride there? This place gives me the creeps.”
Captchas, those annoying “prove you’re not a robot” tests that many websites require to show you belong there, are something that have no analogue in the pre-digital age, or at least none that I can think of. I don’t ever recall trying to enter, say, my gym back in the 90’s and having someone (likely … Continue reading “I’m thinking you don’t belong here”
In the brochures, kayaking with your family looks like an absolute blast. People are laughing and loving life, exploring nature via some of the world's most beautiful waterways. In reality, it's just an hour of me frantically moving my arms while the 8-year-old sitting behind me occasionally says "I'll help" approximately 5 seconds before we … Continue reading Truth in Advertising
“I don’t know how you drink that stuff,” his companion replied, his own cup releasing the gentle steam of his drink of choice, a recently-topped off black coffee. “Smells like a funeral home, even from here.”
“ . . . that musty, small-town video shop set up in the dining room of an old house where someone was likely murdered.”
Imagine, if you will, if we substituted other representative phrases . . . it could get ugly.
Wherein the author struggles with purpose and writing. Rabbit holes are approached, but (hopefully) avoided.
It’s going to be quite epic!
Something always goes wrong.
My tech evidently knows better.
I’m not sure exactly where it happened, although there is compelling evidence for a couple of historical sites.
Sometimes a song starts as a chord that a guitar player can’t shake, or a phrase that a songwriter finds profound.
It's always good to address people by their first name in a conversation, as it makes them feel seen and builds a connection. But it can be overdone, and cross a line if not used with care. For instance, the following statement is an example of a positive use of a first name: "Have a … Continue reading Workplace Communication Tip #87
I thought it would be freeing to become a “cord cutter”, eschewing traditional cable for streaming TV.
Raising children today can certainly be a difficult and grueling task. Knowing how to effectively navigate the often will-crushing, despair-infested waters known as parenthood has never been easy. . . UNTIL NOW!