I like music and yes I am of a certain age so there is a certain music I am a fan of. I use Spotify regularly sure. But for the love of the algorithm can you not give me the same 20 bands? Am a that predictable? Do I like the same things over and […]
The other day the job hunt felt endless. That I would never get a job again. Then, one good day later and some good results and bingo, everything kicks off. Its so funny how confidence and feeling going into those 20 minutes you have to answer one of those “Tell me about a time…” and […]
Being Unemployed is hard
San Diego has been great for sun and fun and family. It has not been great for my career. You don’t realize until you leave your hometown how much of a personal network gets left behind. The bar, the corner store the little things that connect person to place and help make connections. That doesn’t […]
Writing instead of scrolling
So I was scrolling on Twitter watching Voltron with my daughter… (Good update to the 1980’s show) and thought? What the hell am I doing? Why scroll when you can create. Why look for things to entertain when you can create or at least get your thoughts down. Passivity is easy, activity is hard. I’m […]
There is an idea that Manchester United fortunes are connected to Englands football soul as a whole. As an international (American) football fan, I don’t want to connect the clubs to national interests. If there were “good” owners who were non-British it would be fine. I think at this point, the Premier League has outgrown […]
I used to write alot…
I find it really hard now. Just more content to consume social media than consume. The funny thing is, social media doesnt inspire ideas. I used to read books quite a bit and passage in a book could easily inspire a thought or idea. Little tweets or Facebook posts? Not so much? I wonder why […]
My friend Tommy suggested that I write about the Juan Soto contract situation in baseball. Soto is a 23-year-old player who is already one of the best players in baseball. He was offered a 15-year, 440 million dollar contract. Huge! A must-take. Well, he didn’t take it. And so ensues the disgruntled star dance that happens in all […]
Back at it.
Yes, I realize the last post from March said the same thing, but sometimes you just have to start. 2022 has been a very difficult year for the family. In January we lost a brother-in-law and brother at 49 years old and in April lost a dad and father-in-law. My wife has been incredible through […]
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…
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 […]
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 […]
Grateful to my friends
Asking for help is magic.
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 […]
My New York Sports Legion of Doom.
Who are you most hated New York Sport Villains?
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]