Who’s not your community!

About ten years ago I took a road trip from Los Angeles to visit my parents in Montana. After a couple weeks, I departed via my sister's place in Nebraska. When leaving Christy's place, I thought I'd try something. What if I made it all the way home to Southern California without touching an interstate … Continue reading Who’s not your community!

High unemployment is here to stay … so what are you going to do about it?

I had a discussion yesterday with Sandy Maxey on Twitter about the unemployment issue here in the United States. Up till now, I've just had cursory thoughts about it. Everybody seems to have a solution. On one end we have full-scale government job creation intervention. And on the other, some profess in the unabashed free … Continue reading High unemployment is here to stay … so what are you going to do about it?

The government isn’t going to help you … so get over it!

I originally wrote this post two years ago but with recent developments in Congress recently, it is might be even more relevant now than then. This last Thursday, the Republican led voted to cut $40 million out of the food stamp (SNAP) over a period of five years. For literally thirty years, I voted in … Continue reading The government isn’t going to help you … so get over it!

Revisiting Medici

A few years ago, when I was still down in Los Angeles, I was on my morning walk through West L.A. and I ran across a homeless gentleman collecting cans and bottles from a dumpster.  I stopped to talk to him.  We talked for about for fifteen minutes. We talked about a lot things, the … Continue reading Revisiting Medici

“I may be homeless, but I don’t have to look like I’m homeless …”

This afternoon I was thinking about how people react to adversity.  It amazes me that some people can maintain a positive frame of mind in the most adverse predicaments.  I've been in some situations that most people would have nothing to do with ... but it's nothing compared to the people I met a couple … Continue reading “I may be homeless, but I don’t have to look like I’m homeless …”

“Believe it or not it may not be about you!”

This is one of those "don't forget this." A couple of years ago I was traveling on Amtrak from Orange County to Seattle to visit Jennifer (you'll hear more about her down the road).  Trains are great ... way better than planes and cars.  You get to spend hours together with people you've never met … Continue reading “Believe it or not it may not be about you!”

The Baby Boomer, Gen Y communications gap and social media … the solution or the problem?

I got up this morning at 4:30am - and as I do every morning, I attacked my "1st thing To Do in the morning task."  Today it was clean out the people I follow on Twitter.  I was getting to the point where I couldn't even delve into the links because there was too much … Continue reading The Baby Boomer, Gen Y communications gap and social media … the solution or the problem?