Why are kids so mean?

It’s sad how kids behave these days. I know kids bullied each other in the past, but it seems different now. My daughter wanted to ride the bus for the experience, and she received a lesson in bullying. She came home with stories about the bully. The bully yelled in her ear while calling her names and was rude to everyone on the bus. Luckily my daughter stood up for herself and said....

I Have Six To Eight Months To Live

I have six to eight months to live. It’s my new mantra, but I don’t know if I do. I’ve always tried to live life to the fullest. However, I’m almost fifty, so it’s time to turn it to eleven. Priorities I’ve mulled the concept of prioritization for a couple of years. I read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People{.ek-link} and learned about the quadrants{.ek-link}, and I’ve become much better at prioritization....

How Do I Take A Break?

How do I take a break with so much to do? I just took one as I waited for Apple to replace the keyboard on my Macbook. Usually, I’m on my computer coding, writing, and keeping up with current events. In the last few weeks, I skipped using my work laptop and skipped work. It was nice to give my body a sorely needed break. Unplug I took a break by unplugging....

Why Does Everyone Think They’re An Expert?

Why does everyone think they are an expert? I have been puzzling this out in my head, and I’m not entirely sure why, but let’s explore the possibilities and evidence. I’m no expert, and I’ll never say I am in every case. I behave with humility and attempt to learn rather than dictate. I’m pragmatic, and I rarely believe I’m right. To me, confidence is admitting you’re fallible. It’s being curious and open to new ideas....

Opinions Are Like Assholes

Like most of us on social media{.ek-link}, I see people post a problem and a tsunami of opinions. Opinions are like assholes; everyone has one. It’s a classic turn of phrase packed with truth while stating the obvious. I was on LinkedIn this morning, and a guy posted about his weight problem. The comment section contains conflicting opinions about running, walking, and eating right. EVERYONE HAS AN OPINION! I know people are trying to help, but a sea of opinions isn’t helpful....