Speaking When Spoken To

When you’re at a place full-time, you have a little leeway as to how hard you can argue with your co-workers. If you’re a jerk on occasion, they’ll usually put up with it. Sort of like Olympic scoring. Throw out the low and the high score, and you’re judged on your average.


The more observant of you will have noticed that I schedule my posts to publish at 7:19 a.m. Why that time? And why am I telling you this on 7/19?

You Can’t Fire Me, I Quit!

They say you should never quit a job in anger. On the contrary, I can’t recommend it highly enough. It was truly one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done in my life.

Announcing New Reduced Hours!

As you know, I’ve never started a blog. So I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I’ve found is that I’m having fun, and I’ve heard from many readers who say they’re enjoying it too, and I’m glad. I’d like more fun to be my contribution to the world.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

My wife sat next to a fellow copywriter at a buddy’s wedding one time. They started talking about copywriting, and like everyone else who ever got an A in a Creative Writing class, she told him, “I think I could do that.” He answered, “Could you do it if it was due in an hour?”

I’m Graduating from 8th Grade, Too

It’s that time of year again. The time where I have to sign up for Parent Service Hours at my son’s parish school. And since he’s my youngest and is going into 8th grade in the fall, it’s my last time. Woohoo!

Everything Matters

My high school senior son (recently graduated) was invited to a two-weekend cyber workshop at an excellent university a month or so ago. One weekend was on digital forensics (more interesting than he thought it would be), and the next week was on ethical hacking (less advanced than he thought it would be).

Hey, You Look Great! Not Really!

My high school reunion is coming up this summer. For your enjoyment and dose of reality, here’s an insight I posted on the online reunion page last September.

Dude! What Does Mine Say?

My son lost an envelope with money in it somewhere in his bedroom. That should be enough information for you to form an accurate mental picture of his bedroom.