Category: My Thoughts

No, I don’t want a tax refund, neither should you

  I recently had a conversation with someone in regard to the reason they choose one Presidential candidate over the other.  The first thing they mentioned was that under the current President, the amount of their income tax refund was lower then previously.  So, one of the reasons they...

Save Your Pictures

Years ago, like many many years ago, when man wanted to keep a memory of something important, or something that perhaps was fun or they were proud of, they carved or painted a picture on a rock or cave wall somewhere.  Some of those drawings have lasted for over...

My Social Media Pet Peeves

As I sat there scrolling through my Facebook feed for the umpteenth time since this pandemic started, I felt myself being frustrated not just by the content, but a few other things that seem to persist throughout. I’m sure there will be more that occur to me as the...

How many teams are we on?

Since the day we’re born, we’re raised in a competitive world, divided by little choice of our own, into various groups and subgroups. The majority of our “teams” are chosen based on what teams our parents are on, what our parents’ parents teams were, and so on.  We don’t...

Lost art of interviewing…

For the first time in several years, I find myself on the other side of the interview table as the interviewer. With every passing candidate, I ask myself, “What the heck is wrong with people today?” Perhaps I live in a world that has passed me by.  Though I...

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

It’s September 30th and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is coming to an end.  The few gold ribbons that have existed for the past month will soon be completely overshadowed by floods of pink.  However, I’m not going to talk or complain about the over-commercialization of the whole pink movement...

 The Other Victims of Childhood Cancer 

We spend a lot of time, and rightly so, focussing on the kids who are fighting cancer, their parents, and their family members.   Today, Lori and I were reminded of the other victims, the friends of the cancer children. As much of a shock as it is for...

The deal with penny auction sites…

I’ve been seeing more and more advertising for penny auction sites lately.  You know the ones, you’ve seen the commercials where someone wins an iPad for $12 or a cell phone for $9.   They usually have some overly excited woman professing how she won a table full of stuff,...

There’s nothing else we can do…

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month “There’s nothing else we can do…”   These words are absolutely devastating to every parent of a child with cancer.   People often tell you how brave or strong you are while your child is undergoing treatment for cancer.  We’re not.  Being brave is...

Are Most People Stupid?

Interesting question.  I guess the first thing we need to decide upon is what is the definition of “stupid”?    According to Merriam-Webster, stupid is “not intelligent : having or showing a lack of ability to learn and understand things”. I’m going to go with the not intelligent aspect....