Put Your Money Where Your Mind Is

The News

We need to support media with our attention and our dollars, or risk continuing to sink further into clickbait nation.

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Mind Over Aging

Whee!!!

My fascination with technology and mental stimulation are two ways that I hope to keep my mind as bright and active as long as possible.

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What I Learned Last Week

Distractions

Our always-on, always-connected world grabs our attention like a drug, and it’s easy to become addicted. And like any addiction, important things can suffer.

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When Love is Seen as Hate

Love / Hate

Love misinterpreted as hate is sad. In an increasingly intolerant world, there’s a lot of misinterpretation going around.

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My Top 5 Books for 2016

Reading

I read more than I thought in 2016. Here are the top five books I’ve encountered this year, along with a few more mentions.

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For Suspension of Disbelief Dial 555-1234

Hacker

Fictional IP addresses, like fictional phone numbers, can often break our suspension of disbelief when watching television or movies.

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Grateful as F**k

The Kitchen

It’s time to focus a little more on gratitude, and I’ve got the perfect opportunity.

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If You Were Taught What They Were Taught…

Isolated Yurts

What we believe often boils down to nothing more than a quirk of where we were born and how we were raised.

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We All Fear What We Don’t Understand

Understanding

What we don’t understand, we fear. What we fear, we judge as evil. What we judge as evil, we attempt to control. And what we cannot control…we attack.

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The Illusion of Knowledge

Question Everything

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”

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Exercise is Work. Work? Now That’s Fun!

Elliptical

Several years ago in a business meeting of some sort the topic of health came up. The conversation, as it so often does, circled around to the topic of the importance of regular exercise. The stereotype of a computer geek spending all of his or her time at a desk is not that far from […]

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You Are Not Your Customer

You Are Not Your Customer

One of my earliest lessons, and one that I periodically need to re-learn: my customers aren’t like me.

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The Power of Profanity

Shocked!

Being easily offended simply by someone’s choice of words you consider to be profane give them control you could otherwise keep.

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Bagpipes in the Rain

Trees in the Mist

One of my earliest memories.

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Everyone is Not Your Customer

Fishing

Fishermen don’t go fishing for just any old creature that will take their bait, and neither should you.

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We Get Our Information From Headlines

OMG Headline

Filtering by headline and brief scanning makes sense, but it doesn’t mean you’re “informed”.

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Who Do Representatives Represent?

Politician

Should representatives act more like a computer, or a parent?

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A Crisis of Facts

Facts or Myths

How do you know what is and is not true? I mean, how do you know? It’s always been a tough question, but it seems even more difficult of late because of the explosion of fake news and information sources. How does one separate the wheat from the chaff? I’m not sure I have an […]

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Post is Elsewhere….

The Frustrated Writer

Today’s post will appear elsewhere, on another day. 🙂

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Retirement is Death

Retired

Technically I’m “retired”, but it doesn’t look like it, and I sure don’t call it that.

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