A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
Mon, 12/03/12 – 12:49 | Comments Off

It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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Venting should not be socially accepted
Wednesday, 16 Feb, 2011 – 16:12 | Comments Off
Venting should not be socially accepted

I’ll admit to occasionally rolling my eyes at someone’s back after a frustrating conversation.
I’ll cop to longing for a voodoo doll so I could return the torture an annoying person was inflicting on me.
But those …

The First Amendment right to freebies
Thursday, 29 Apr, 2010 – 23:01 | Comments Off
The First Amendment right to freebies

It’s based on a couple of laughably wrong assumptions, but at least paranoid bloggers have support in  their “everyone is out to get us” theory.
The “evidence,” flimsy though it is, is in a new Harvard …

Relax, bloggers. The media are not out to get you
Wednesday, 18 Nov, 2009 – 23:17 | Comments Off
Relax, bloggers. The media are not out to get you

I suppose it’s human nature for defenses to go up in the face of criticism.
But still, it’s perplexing when those being criticized – or even mildly questioned – still are lashing out almost two months …

If a general can blog, so can a CEO
Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2009 – 0:21 | Comments Off
If a general can blog, so can a CEO

The question posted in March was as simple as it was audacious: What’s the stupidest rule you’ve seen in the Army?
It drew 93 responses.
One soldier wanted to know why sweaty clothes weren’t allowed in the …

This one’s for you, spammers
Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2008 – 13:54 | One Comment
This one’s for you, spammers

Because I’m overflowing with joy and love this holiday season, once in a while of late there’s been a spammer who’s touched my cold, stony heart.
Like Bob last night:
“Thanks for such a great post. (He …

Wonder Woman — who, me?
Sunday, 23 Nov, 2008 – 17:07 | One Comment
Wonder Woman — who, me?

Confession: I loved the “Wonder Woman” television show back in the 70s.
Lynda Carter was smart as well as beautiful, had a career, a fabulous costume (though unattainable for someone of my, er, stature) and she …

Motrin’s slings and arrows problem due to having a quiver full of quiet
Sunday, 16 Nov, 2008 – 23:36 | 2 Comments
Motrin’s slings and arrows problem due to having a quiver full of quiet

Someone in that room knew.
Maybe it was a junior executive with Taxi New York, the agency that won the $18 million Motrin account in August. Just returning from maternity leave and trying to reassert herself, …

Introducing Boots
Sunday, 16 Nov, 2008 – 12:43 | 2 Comments
Introducing Boots

It’s one of those things you think is going to have the life expectancy of a house fly when it starts. But then it somehow manages to stick.
Little Guy has been on a “Dora the …

Tag! I’m it
Sunday, 2 Nov, 2008 – 15:14 | 6 Comments
Tag! I’m it

I like this version of tag so much better than the playground edition. Back in grade school, I was too slow to catch even one person. But now I get to tag six, all with …