Collateral damage

Collateral damage

[Warning: this post is way more polite than it deserves to be.] What a mess. What an absolute effing mess. I was horrified when I first heard what had happened in Uvalde. All those children! The horror continued to renew itself as details of the situation emerged,...

If the shoe fits

After my¬†Crunch time post last week, a friend told me he couldn’t wait to read the follow-up. I never expected to write one, but dang it, he was right. My dog ate my Mophie. Just days after I called out my kid for not taking responsibility, today it became my...

Up the ladder

In my day job, all employees have to complete periodic legal compliance training. Once a quarter, I have to watch 2 or 3 online videos about selected topics relevant to the workplace and then pass a quiz on each one. It’s not really a big deal (though I do hear...

Pulling a Truman

People are grousing about the price? Sounds like a sales problem to me. Customers don’t understand our product? Sounds like a sales problem to me. No one came to our seminar? Sounds like a sales problem to me. One customer thinks another customer is getting...

So sue me

About a month ago, I took my he-man wrestler son to the emergency room for only the second time ever. He had bent his elbow at an odd angle in practice, and though I was fairly sure the prescribed remedy would be ice, immobilization, and ibuprofen, I went through the...