I had the last four days off and had hoped that Monday and Tuesday I would primarily be by myself. That didn't happen and I've been on a consistent angry simmer for the last 48+ hours. Nothing I've done, or attempted to do, has gone according to any semblance of a plan I had ridiculously … Continue reading On a slow anger simmer
We, as a people, have used fear and anger to drive our existence for thousands of years. What we have to show for it is a dotted history of violence, genocide, war and generations of conflict. Are we not better than that at this point in our short history on this planet? What makes a … Continue reading Chuck fear mongering under the bus
I'm not feeling Three Things Thursday this week. Having been absorbed into election coverage, reactions, and getting over my own brief shock yesterday morning, I have a renewed sense of purpose and see an opportunity for us as American people to stand together. This country is divided, decidedly so, but what's done is done and … Continue reading Human first, American second
Some days, I can't win. A familiar topic I've written about before is my hypersensitivity to sound. It has a name; Misophonia. Today, for some reason, is significantly more difficult than other days. For me, this is a real thing. I've attempted before to explain what it sounds like for me to others, but words … Continue reading The "sounds" make me crazy
What is wrong with drivers on the road lately? I'm reminded of a George Carlin skit where he describes drivers based on your perception that sort of fits the start of this blog post I'm making today. His quote (or question), that I heard so many years ago, goes like this. "Have you ever noticed … Continue reading Maniacs on the road
There are times I feel that something is wrong with me in how I process the world around me. Sounds, particular sounds, send me off the rails immediately and will always ruin the rest of my day if they persist long enough. Using an example that is affecting me right now, my colleague over the … Continue reading Craving silence is not a bad thing
Naked Security: Cyberbullying is worse than face-to-face bullying, teens say I've talked about this before here and here. It's a topic I feel VERY strongly about having been bullied through my entire school career. My daughter, who will be 9 in December, is most likely going to be bullied at some point in her school … Continue reading Individuals are smart, people are stupid
Driving on my way to work this morning, I was minding my own business in the right lane going around the speed limit. This dude rolls up behind me and starts tailgating me for really no reason. No one was in the left lane and me being the smart ass I truly am, I took … Continue reading My philosophy of the "middle finger"