Never Want Something Too Much and How to Manage a Bad Beat

We’ve done everything right.  We played our cards not only right, but righteously.  We communicated, contributed, brought value to every interaction, dotted all the I’s and crossed every T.  We invested time, money, skill, and expertise into this, with a world of experience, far wider and deeper than the other players.  Everything is going as … Continue reading Never Want Something Too Much and How to Manage a Bad Beat

Goals are Useless: Reflections on Life, Success, and Happiness, with a Special Appearance from the Seven Deadly Sins

I’m superman.  Always have been.  But, having two major surgeries this year, due to the superman antics I’ve done with my body all my life has me reflecting a bit. I had some quiet time yesterday and as I sat, sipping bourbon, my life thus far came flooding out of me and into my note … Continue reading Goals are Useless: Reflections on Life, Success, and Happiness, with a Special Appearance from the Seven Deadly Sins

The Case for Care in the Face of Sympathy

I come from a rough neighborhood; that’s no secret.  Where I grew up, people were gruff, rough, and tough.  In fact, here’s a typical greeting; and seriously, no bullshit, verbatim: “Joe!  How the hell are you, you f**king fat bastard?  Life treating you good or what?” Yep, pretty typical.  Crazy right?  But, you know this … Continue reading The Case for Care in the Face of Sympathy

A Joyful Explosion of Humanity

Right around this time every year, I’m riveted, mesmerized, and lost for about three hours in front of my television.  No … not that show.  Not that one either. This show is an eclectic mix of genres, backgrounds, and styles, mixing together like a well-blended cocktail of only the best unrelated ingredients served in a … Continue reading A Joyful Explosion of Humanity