Clowns to the left of meJokers to the rightHere I am Stuck in the middle with you Stealers Wheel The human race conquered the earth and survived as long as it has by using our ginormous brains to make sense of things. Once we understand something, we know we can[…] Read On
Snarkasm: How Can Anything That Feels So Right Be So Wrong?
The wife is getting sick of my snark. And who can blame her? Just like me, snarkasm doesn’t age well. It sort of gets on your nerves after a while. And thirty years is a pretty long while. But I ask you, how can anything that feels so right be[…] Read On
The Death of Nuance, RIP
I’m a little down today. I’m mourning the death of nuance, particularly with respect to language, communication and political discourse. I’m mourning the death of any form of human communication that isn’t an emoji, a meme, an acronym, an AI-generated message or technical gobbledygook. I’m mourning the smiling pile of[…] Read On
The ‘Transparency’ Myth
“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” – Speaker Nancy Pelosi Every company culture has its own unique jargon. Facebook’s mantra is “Move fast and break things.” Zuck and company sure have stayed true to that, especially the second part. Amazon’s[…] Read On
What’s in a Name … Or a Logo?
When it comes to names and logos, people get weird. Emotional. They either hate them or love them. Become attached to or can’t stand the sight of them. Rarely are they indifferent about the one thing they should be indifferent about since, for the most part, they make little difference.[…] Read On
The Risks and Rewards of Human Conflict
When it comes to conflicting views, we all like to think we see things as they really are. We rarely do. None of us like to think we’re the problem. We often are. We all see the world around us through our own filtered lens. Our perception is our own[…] Read On
How to Tell That Our Culture Is in Decline
The big problem with our prescriptive paint-by-numbers culture is that life doesn’t work that way. Life is full of nuanced dilemmas that require thoughtful consideration for smart decision making. There are no absolutes. For example, trial lawyers have an old saying, don’t ask questions you don’t already know the answer[…] Read On