Flipping the Bird Scooters

Flipping the Bird Scooters

It’s everywhere… young people on Bird Scooters zipping in and out of traffic, riding everywhere they please, ignoring all the rules, and risking death or dismemberment. So far I haven’t heard of any accidents but it’s a matter of time. The Bird Scooter instructions...

The Sad Demise of the Busy Bee

It was much more than a neighborhood hardware store.  The Busy Bee Hardware Store was a monument to past times of service and personal attention.  It was a museum and a work of art, the walls lined with hundreds and hundreds of small drawers holding nuts and bolts and...

What Dreams May Come

Sigmund Freud, the originator of psychotherapy in its present form, paid a great deal of attention to his patients’ dreams. He regarded dreams as the royal road to the unconscious. Freud felt that childhood frustrations were extremely important, and he believed...
A new perspective on lists

A new perspective on lists

Overwhelmed by Too Much to Do?  Try this… The problem isn’t that you have too much to do.  The real problem is that this seemingly unending mountain of tasks seems insurmountable.  You feel inadequate.  This makes you anxious and unhappy. There’s no way that any of us...
Washington DC, a few comments

Washington DC, a few comments

I used to go to Washington DC a lot.  I was vice president of a consulting company and our customers were mostly government.  So I got to know the place.  Here are few factoids… It seldom snows in DC, so the drivers there don’t know how to deal with it.  The...
A Frightening Phone Call

A Frightening Phone Call

You always know when it’s a telemarketer on the line when you pick up the phone and hear this funny beep.  Sort of an electronic warning.  I usually hang up.  But this morning, with nothing better to do, I stayed on the line. “Hello, this is Chuck from GE Home...
Looking Back on the Future Today

Looking Back on the Future Today

Predicting the Future Wouldn’t it be great to predict the future? You can… Of course it’s not possible to predict exactly what’s going to happen, or when.  But you can come pretty close.  Here are a few guides: People will continue to behave as they have...
Overwhelmed by Too Much to Do?  Try this…

Overwhelmed by Too Much to Do? Try this…

The problem isn’t that you have too much to do.  The real problem is that this seemingly unending mountain of tasks seems insurmountable.  You feel inadequate.  This makes you anxious and unhappy. There’s no way that any of us could ever do everything we “have to...
School Shootings and How to Deal With Them

School Shootings and How to Deal With Them

There have been 18 school shootings so far this year and it is only mid-February.  Throughout the years there have been Columbine, Sandy Hook and many more.  People are saying that there is nothing we can do about it.  They are wrong.  There is something we can indeed...

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