Book Review – Outliers

Cover of Outliers: The Story of Success [rating:5] I have had a summer renaissance of sorts.  I rediscovered my love of books after many years.  My entire life, I have been an avid reader.  I started reading early, and never really stopped, until the INTERNETS.  Yes, that’s right, the Internets took my love of reading ...

Talk About Feeling Old 3

Image via Wikipedia My wife and I were sitting at the table on Sunday with the kids watching a little television before bath time. I was flipping channels, as everyone in my house will tell you that I do way too much. I ran across The Andy Griffith Show on TV Land. Of course, I ...

Kanye West is an A-Hole 1

I’ve always hated strongly disliked Kanye West.  Always.  I know hate strongly dislike is a strong word, but it is the right adjective for my feelings.  Kanye reminds me of the spoiled brat who gets everything they ever wanted.  He’s always trying to be controversial, but he isn’t very good at it.  I remember his ...

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 ...