I usually reserve this space for amusing anecdotes about my life or nifty little nuggets of trivia that I've come across, but this is serious stuff and needs to be disseminated to anyone who can read so they can be forewarned about the dangers of DHMO. Dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) can act as both (either) an … Continue reading PSA – The Dangers of DHMO
While listening to a podcast about the Simulation Hypothesis Argument, I ran across an interesting set of numbers. To start, by way of comparison, the human brain can process anywhere from 38 thousand trillion (3.8 x 10^16) to one billion billion (1 X 10^18) processes per second, depending upon whom you ask. Those are pretty … Continue reading Is that a supercomputer in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?
Although I still eat way too much fast food - I'm a lazy "cook," sue me - I find most of it gross and unpalatable. It's more of a convenience than anything. This, of course, does NOT include the Frenchie sandwich at Jimmie John's...mmmm, love me some Frenchies! Here are a few of my favorite … Continue reading Fast (and Furious) Food
It’s been nearly four months since I’ve written anything, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to bring you up to speed on what I’ve been doing. On July 1, I decided – a Mid-Year Day’s Resolution, if you will – to accomplish two things. Learn something new every day.Learn a new skill … Continue reading Mid-Year’s Day Resolutions
I find it odd, and a bit fascinating, how both my learning style and my general attitude towards school has changed over the last forty-plus years. When I was in high school in the late seventies and early eighties, I was the model student, behavior-wise. I always paid attention in class and was somewhat of … Continue reading SpongeSteve SquareStudent
This may come as a shock to you, but I ain't exactly the most athletic dude in the world. Sure, I can hit a baseball - well, a softball, anyway - and I can throw a football and I can dribble a basketball. However, I didn't play in any organized sports leagues after the eighth … Continue reading Three Sport Star
I've never been much of a cook. I can make a mean pot of mashed potatoes, but that's about as sophisticated as I get in the kitchen. If something comes in a box that has directions, I like to think that I'm usually competent enough to manage that task. I can also navigate most recipes, … Continue reading Murphy’s Law Strikes Again
Here's one from the Learn Something New Every Day file... One of my New Year's resolutions that quickly fell by the wayside was to learn and use a new word every day. I'm not sure if it's because I'm lazy, or no one got me a word-a-day calendar for Christmas, or some combination of the … Continue reading Automaticity
Getting set up for the Tulsa Run, October 28, 2017 If there's one thing I've learned from spending two years as a starving artist/musician, it's this - always be prepared! The first year I played the Route 66 Marathon was one long, two-day learning experience. I played for the 5K runners on a Saturday morning. … Continue reading Tales from the Front Lines
Is it better to be effective or efficient? Many businesses wrestle with this question on a daily basis. When building marketing or business plans, when assigning duties, when filling orders, the question is always there. "What's the best way to do this" is basically asking, "How do we find the correct balance of effectiveness versus … Continue reading Effectiveness vs. Efficiency
The author and the band in happier times (9/23/2011) As if I needed another reason to prove I can't be trusted with alcohol, I present to you the time I verbally harassed a member of a very prominent and popular rock band right to his face During the summer of 2011, my (at the time) … Continue reading Trains and Muffins and Beers, Oh My!
Image courtesy Piktochart There's no 'I' in team. Tough times don't last, tough team do. Together Everyone Achieves More. All of these expressions (and so, so many more) tell you what a team is, but do very little to help you build a good team, or be a valuable, contributing member of one. What does … Continue reading Being a Team Player