get to the point

His point is very clear to me: it is WORK to write succinctly.  I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead – Mark Twain Cut the fluff. Think hard about what you’re trying to get across and stick to it. Get. To. The. Point. Quickly. Please. Thank…

The 25 things you should do before you…..

The heck I should! You’ve seen those lists before too, right? “100 things to do before you die, 25 exercises you should try today, the top-50 places to visit on your next long weekend, etc etc…” Now, they can be motivating can’t they? If you’re at all like me you see those lists and your…

debt vs chickens in the freezer

Most of us spend too much money. Basic economics states that if spending exceeds income, the OUTcome will be somewhere between completely miserable and total $^@& chaos. Confucius say, He who will not economize will have to agonize. Listen to the advice of one of my favorite people, my Uncle Jim. Raised on a chicken farm…

A dead ringer

So I think it went like this (Thanks Howard) A while back when the Hunchback from Notre Dame passed away, RIP, they needed to find a new bell-ringer for the tower. They held interviews and narrowed it down to a few qualified candidates, one of which – crazy enough – actually had no arms.  (wow…

getting hit with bad examples

Scenario 1: A person complains about _____ modern technology, whilst using another modern technology. “Ya know these smart phones are actually making us all dumb and lazy. People used to have to open books and write letters to get information” they say while on their laptop computer, with the cable-TV on, in their air-conditioned home.…

24 things I can do without, thank you

In-the-wall garbage cans. They are too small and always have stuff hanging out of them. Tiny movie-theater receipts. I want to avoid the awkward passing back and forth with the sophomore guarding the entrance. He rips the others and gives me this one back. No thanks I’m all set with that. Tim Horton’s coffee cup…