Toys are Officially Whacked Out!

I feel like I have to talk to someone about this.  Toys have now gone flying over the edge of the Grand Canyon at breakneck speed.  I fear there is no coming back from this.  Our children are doomed.  I have two kids, ages 4 and 7.  Honestly, one of the best things about having ...

What’s Wrong with People?

What's Wrong with People?
Here’s one of those stories that makes you scratch your head.  It all starts innocently enough, with a few friends out for a good time. Here is a quote from the WSBTV article:  Five actresses and a cameraman from the CW show “The Vampire Diaries” were arrested and charged after police said the actresses were ...

Continental Airlines Tweaks Frequent Flier Program

Just like death and taxes, anytime you see a headline like this one, you know exactly what the “tweak” is all about. Tweaks to frequent flier programs have become commonplace the past couple of years. What this translates to are booking fees, fewer points, smaller usage windows, and generally a poor customer experience. My wife ...

Take My Washing Machine, Please?

Image by elvis_payne via Flickr I am the not so proud owner of a set of Whirlpool Cabrio washer and dryer.  I’ve had the units for about 18 months.  I can say without a doubt that this is a purchase I wish I had never made.  Laundry is a pretty important daily chore in the ...

Words, Words, Words

Communication.  You can read a thousand books, attend seminars, or sit in HR classes learning ways to “effectively” communicate in the workplace.  As someone who spans multiple disciplines which are all about communication, I believe that most communication failures come down to a simple concept:  words, words, words. You say toemaytoe and I say toemahtoe.  ...

Poland Marks 70 Years Since Start of World War II

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwwvP5JhYQo Poland marks the 70 year mark since the beginning of World War II.  As a historian, I’ve always believed this was the defining event of human history.  The best of people and the most evil part of our nature was on display for six long years.  So many things about our world changed forever, ...