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It needs to begin again

I do this periodically – write. It’s been great when I do it. I find amazing things that I’ve written years later. Sometimes they are good. Sometimes they not. But it has to begin with beginning. Let’s start again. Writing a post a day…

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Because Baseball! NYC is a baseball town.

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Expansion and inclusion is power

Humans naturally create ‘us’ verses ‘them’ by default. We will protect, help, understand and sympathize with our ‘us’. But the ‘them’? They are barely human and we don’t even consider them. We’re even worse if they look different or speak a different language. We’re wired for our own groups. The most powerful empires in history […]

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Unify and break apart. Unify and break apart – the cycle continues

Greece to Rome to Mongols to Charlemagne to European Empires to United States to ??? World history and culture is a study in unifying and breaking apart. Unifying again then breaking apart. Rome unified and spread Latin then broke apart. Roman Catholic Church unified and broke apart into Protestantism. It’s part of human history to […]

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Grateful to my friends

Asking for help is magic.

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Having a hard time

I’m unemployed – been so for 2.5 months. I’m scared and recently had a job that I was promised for months be pulled out from under me. Whether it was nefarious or just a miscalculation, it’s hurt and really flung me for a loop. Trust and confidence are very fragile things. In this instance, both […]

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My New York Sports Legion of Doom.

Who are you most hated New York Sport Villains?

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The numbers suck.

I made the mistake of looking at the analytics of this blog. Woof. Aside from about 10 of you, no one reads this. And while I rationally know that, it still sucks. I know its not personal and thats fine. What I find more interesting is how it affects my mind. That the measuring is […]

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We are always hanging on a thread.

Society is based on a lie that everyone believes. The law is just words, we simply agree to it. Patriotism that helps us go to war is just a story we all believe as a group. It’s all stories that we believe at scale that allow us to do collective things as a town, city, […]

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Books, gotta read books – Two books I recommend

I just finished a tome called Postwar – Europe since 1945. It was really fantastic and I can’t recommend it more. It is historic and a bit dry but if you want to understand how we got to now, you have to understand the end of Europe and the ascension of the USA in the […]

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The Dip

Seth Godin, a famous if you are nerd, business and marketing person wrote a book called The Dip. The basic premise of it is, that when you start working on something that you care about, the first couple weeks can be easy, until it isn’t…. Dieters, people trying to exercise for the first time in […]

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Who gets to write history? Victors or the victims?

For most of history, the victors controlled the narrative of what happened and who did what. Since fall of Communism in 1989, that narrative has changed. We’ve taken our prosperity and relative peace, as an opportunity re-write history from the victims perspective. Every grievance, every ethnic atrocity, every death, every genocide of all sizes shapes […]

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A Coup? Come on man. Coup hysteria is just the latest left conspiracy

Listen, Trump is a lot of things. A goon, a douche bag, a scumbag, a con man, a huckster….. a dictator? Come on. Which one is he? A moron who can’t manage a way out of paper bag? Who couldn’t get any legislation passed and got played by Ryan and McConnell? No one he is […]

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Ruthless prioritization – You are President, what do you do?

I asked folks for their priorities on the President-Elect Biden. I thought of this because in my profession, as a product manager, one of my roles is to prioritize work. It’s probably the hardest part of the job and you have to balance the items based usually on certain key performance indicators (KPI) What the […]

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A Celebration of Victory – but not for who you think.

Today, Joe Biden was officially designated as President-Elect of the United States of America. He will be the 46th man sworn into the Office. I voted for him, but he’s not a great candidate – he’s middling at best, but that’s he’s not important. What is important is the United States is going to have […]

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Oppression Rankings – who is the most oppressed?

I was going to go through a whole fantasy sports draft of who were the most oppressed groups in American history and realized it was going to be terrible and awful. I had some good jokes written but thought of my better angels (taking Retards and Red-heads on wheel picks, was the coup de grâce. ) […]

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10 moments all Americans can be proud of and 3 you would never expect

I am sure there will be a lot to argue about.

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Identity politics are a loser

You can’t make assumptions about people because of their ethnicity, creed, religion or place of origin. It’s stupid, lazy and doesn’t work. Groups are not monoliths. We’re not all the same. Latinos are such a great example. 1. We’re not all Mexican. (I know Californians and Texans are shocked). 2. We come in EVERY COLOR. […]

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Election night eve 2020

Citizens of the United States actively think their fellow citizens are their enemies.

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So Biden Wins?

Ok, Joe Biden is the next President of the United States. Then what happens? What happens to all the time spent on Facebook telling everyone what a dick Donald Trump was. What happens to all the time spent by MSNBC on Russiagate or the latest leak from an internal source? What happens to all the […]

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