I saw something the other day in a Facebook “group” that caused a stink. I’m a bit of a pop culture geek, so I’m in a lot of groups for TV shows, movies, comic books, music, etc. A member of one of these groups (in fact, he’s the group’s creator/administrator) shared a photo to the [...]

What kind of music do you like? How long is your hair? What color looks best on me? So many questions; none all that important, when you boil it down. So why not change it up occasionally? Any time a woman has asked me they should “hack off their hair” or simply make it shorter, [...]

Do you work in any of these fields? In his book, “The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success,” author Kevin Dutton runs down the list of the top occupations that attract good ‘ol fashioned psychopathic personalities. Maybe you don’t work in any of these fields, but do [...]

Where do you watch most of your live sporting events at when you’re not at the games themselves? Growing up a Chicago Cubs, Oakland/L.A. Raiders, and Portland Trailblazers fan, I spent many a morning, afternoon and evening watching my favorite teams play on television, variously tuning them in through network, local/regional, or cable broadcasts, depending [...]

Hey, look up from your phone! There I was, listening to the radio, not particularly moved by what I was hearing. Then, the next song came on… “What is this?” It sounded great! “Where’s my phone?” I thought. I scrambled around the living room, scanning the area in search of my digital appendage. “Found it!” [...]

Do you really value privacy now that you have a Facebook, Instagram and Twitter account, along with all those digital subscriptions? In his book, “Frenemies,” author Ken Auletta says there’s a growing body of evidence “supporting the notion that privacy is losing popularity.” He quotes Ricky Van Veen, cofounder of the popular user-generated website CollegeHumor, [...]

On a scale of 1 to 0, how trustworthy are you? If you’re on Facebook, that’s what the social network is now doing in its longstanding battle to confront “fake news.” The problem is, every time they implement a new algorithm to clean up the crap, they wind up with a new problem on their [...]

UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, START…does that ring a bell? It should if you grew up playing Nintendo. And I’m not talking about the Switch or Wii, either. I’m talkin’ the granddaddy of them all – the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES, for short). One of the most well-remembered and sought-after [...]

Tpyos, you’ve become my best friend! I wrote the other day about the perils of perfectionism…how being a perfectionist isn’t realistic, and how it holds you back from accomplishing your goals. The same is true for aspiring writers, of which I’ve always been. For eight years I wrote scripts for local news, whipping out some [...]

Starting a side business and working from home – if this idiot can do it, so can you. Today–Saturday, August 25, 2018–marks the 10-year anniversary of an ad-supported, revenue-generating website I launched with a friend to cover the lacking sports scene in my local area. (I think the website went live on Aug. 18, and [...]

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