Dave Chapelle said, “I don’t get mad at a photograph, because it wasn’t taken today.” Something that has permeated our lives and is prevalent today is a concept called Presentism. It’s a hellish habit of interpreting past events in terms of today’s values, philosophies, and knowledge, while having an uncritical adherence to these “now” values, … Continue reading Guilt and Judgment are for the Dammed
And how to win in 2023! Standards, class, care, pride, integrity, decorum, respect, personability, responsibility, execution, and delivery have all gone to shit. My order came out wrong, the sales guy showed up late (real late), customer service won’t call me back (most don’t even have a phone number), and the slowest sloth-like service on … Continue reading What Ever Happened to the Quality Experience?
“There are motherfuckers out there that if you walked on water, they’d say it’s because you can’t swim.” - David Goggins No one articulates so succinctly like Goggins. I thought I cursed a lot, but he might have me beat. Where I’m from, it’s just part of the accent. More importantly, a large part of my authenticity. … Continue reading Moving Forward and Leveling Up in the Face of Darkness and Negativity
Many years ago, I owned my own company where I installed, maintained, and repaired commercial grade fitness equipment. From years of experience, I became an expert. At that time, it wasn’t unheard of for people to have large multi-station strength machines in their homes. These machines would have anywhere from one to five weight stacks … Continue reading Yoga, Picasso, Your Value, and the Price of a Cup of Coffee
My dad loved Westerns. I didn’t. Still don’t. But, I’ve always loved martial arts. The early 70’s TV series Kung Fu had both, so it was something we watched together. I went on to acquire black belts, and my dad got a cowboy hat and boots. Anyways, the show had it’s moments of wisdom, especially … Continue reading Kung Fu, a Monkey, and an Apple