It's one of the worst kept secrets in American culture. While we frown upon obesity and addiction, we often praise workaholics and treat them as the heroes of the 21st Century. Workaholism is a vice. It's an unhealthy imbalance. Yet how many Prime Time tv series focus on a doctor, lawyer, or ... Read more about How Do You Know if You’re Working to Live or Living to Work?
Do I really want to kill a deer? I mean, I'm not overly fond of venison. I'm not going to use the pelt. I WILL eat deer meat but more as both an obligation after killing and a practice for a self-reliant future. I get to spend hours alone in Nature, which recharges my soul. If I killed 2+ deer ... Read more about A Collection of Thoughts While Deer Hunting
Have you ever waited to be noticed for weeks, months, maybe even years, only it never happened? Maybe it was a promotion at work. Or maybe it was for the cute barista at the coffee shop to finally make eye contact. Or to be invited into a group you'd watched from the outside. Maybe it was a life ... Read more about Waiting For Permission
Early in my career, our digital agency staff went to lunch at a burger joint. While we sat and ate our burgers, the president of the company announced that I would henceforth have a new nickname. He dubbed me Mister Confrontational. I was a bit surprised. In my world, conflict is typically caused by ... Read more about The Veil of Propriety
You knew that half of Americans were going to be outraged no matter which candidate won. If Hillary had won, you'd likely hear a swell coming from the South, including Texas, of the desire to secede from the Union. But in this case, Trump won the electoral vote, and a group of outraged Californians ... Read more about Californians Call for a Calexit