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Workplace Fairy Tales

Smacking a Sommelier’s Ass!

Friends that stick by you in hard times are worth their weight in gold; and, if those friends can make you laugh, well they’re worth their weight in platinum.  My former company is having their National Sales Meeting in my town this week.  It’s bettersweet. ...

Walk a Mile in My Shoes (Part 1)

Song:Walk a Mile in My Shoes (Tiga Mix)/Coldcut(Featuring Robert Owens)   Walk A Mile in My Shoes (Part 1) Selective Tolerance     It would be an interesting experiment to put shoes from people’s closets together like this and try to guess what they do for a living.  I’d guess boring...

Walk a Mile in Marissa Mayer’s Shoes?

Walk a Mile in My Shoes (Part 1) Selective Tolerance Marissa Mayer, named CEO of Yahoo in July of 2012, it appeared, was universally met with excitement from women of all walks of life.  It is an impressive achievement and even more impressive still, and one many...

Pissing off the Pope and other Charming Childhood Stories

I’ve had a problem with religion since I was old enough to think for myself, much to the frustration of my parents, which was probably when I was about eight (See Jesus and His 64 Pointy Disciples, Blog posted on January 2, 2014). Let’s look,...

It’s Called a Heart

(Read previous blog posts: Jesus and His 64 Pointy Disciples and The Mouth in the Middle first) Most people, if they’re paying attention, have defining moments in their life, that help shape their future.  Sometimes we know what’s coming and can prepare and other times it...

It’s Called a Heart (Part 2)

It’s Called a Heart (Part 1 Posted January 24, 2014) It’s Called a Heart (Part 2) Shopping for Surgery I really don’t know what everyone expected from me in the moments that followed, finding out I needed to have open heart surgery.  My parents and sisters were crying...