The purpose of this trip is to listen to God and observe nature and build cabins and fish in ice cold streams of water. Four things that I'm not particularly good at.
Perhaps it’s the scientist in me, or maybe it’s the fact that I work with people who speak English as a second language, but this phrase is annoying and demonstrates how lazy we have become with communication.
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.”
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
“ . . . 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.
It’s going to be quite epic!
Something always goes wrong.
My tech evidently knows better.
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
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!
There were a lot of emotions in our house this morning.
I sometimes like to apply methodology used at work to domestic situations.
You may be familiar with the account of the very first phone call placed by Mr. Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant, Thomas Watson, and those simple words which he supposedly uttered. You may not know that a transcript of the entire call was recently discovered, and it’s eye-opening: “Mr. Watson, come here - I … Continue reading The first phone call
When I was a child, not only did I speak and think as a child, but I wanted to play professional baseball. When that didn't pan out, I, of course, began hot pursuit of my passion to produce domestic instructional videos. I hope this enhances your day. https://youtu.be/BH6zkLQ4Dd4