The saying, “Silence is golden” is but half of the phrase. The complete proverb is, “Speech is silver, silence is golden.” Now, that is beautiful. And it eliminates the wise guy who will say something like, “Silence is golden, but the right word is platinum!” I think I’ve said too much.
Food brings people together (i.e., breaking bread), but when there’s an issue with the food, that could make an issue with the togetherness. It’s no secret that the chicken industry is flawed, mostly due to expediency and girth of the product. Yet the market (us) demands, so the industry supplies. The ethics (or lack thereof?)Continue reading “Chicken”
Truly nerdy by nature.
What would it be like if we got emails like we got snail mail — once a day? I bet those emails would be finely crafted. But, instead, we get emails all the time. ALL THE TIME! There’s something good to that but something bad to that as well. Double-edged sword.
Ever wonder how dirty your keyboard is? How often do you wash it and/or disinfect it? There are so many things we don’t think are dirty, but we touch without hesitation nor with cleaning afterwards: car door handles, shoelaces, water faucet handles, etc. For some, this realization causes panic. For others, like myself, it’s reassuring.Continue reading “Computer Problems”
Language, like many things in life, is a wonderful resource but only when it is not overused. The basic function of language is to communicate. Yet, when it is inundated with verbosity and/or convoluted syntax, it yields the antithesis of the desired objective. In short, simpler is better. Many writers are criticized for writing atContinue reading “Big Words”
Humility is not one of Eugene’s strongest traits. It’s probably not in his traits bucket. Then again, who of us can claim to have gobs of humility? If we profess such, humility goes out of the window. Strange how pride and humility cannot exist in the same person at the same time. It’s almost asContinue reading “Mistake”
On the surface, the idea of taking someone to Bingo for a first date seems silly. Yet, I propose that it’s an amazing idea! Allow me to explain. Cal is not good with women simply because he’s fit and handsome (although those attributes do help), but because he’s not boring. I have found that peopleContinue reading “Bingo”
For fans of Perk at Work, you’ll recognize ol’ Charlie. I don’t like cats, but I love Charlie! I believe there’s something deep inside of us that makes us love animals. As a Christian, I believe that something was embedded by a great and awesome Creator, of whom I cannot explain nor define. Perhaps animalContinue reading “Charlie”
On a personal note, I am remarried; second marriage. Every relationship, of course, is different. But I believe that divorce is never a good thing. Some may say, “Well, what if the person is in an abusive marriage?” or the like. That’s not necessarily a defense of divorce (although I that may be a solution),Continue reading “Remarry”
Oh, those dreaded Mondays! I read a book once about Mondays and dreading work. At the time, it was called “48 Hours to the Work You Love.” It’s now called “No More Dreaded Mondays” or maybe even “No More Mondays.” Ironically, it’s hard work to get to the don’t-have-to-work phase of life. And it doesn’tContinue reading “Mondays”
There’s something to be said for sacrificing one’s social life in order to get ahead at work. I’m not a fan of it, but it can work for a certain type of person. That type of person isn’t friends with me any longer.
My wife hates this term. For the younger folks, it may make no sense. But for us Gen X and before, we know it all too well.
Cal has a laid-back, carefree disposition. I’m sure you have met people like that. Yet, too often we mistake a disposition for a personality trait. If we dig deeper, we’ll most likely find that those who come across as laid-back and carefree have achieved that disposition – that accomplishment – through the diligent design ofContinue reading “Have to Work”
This is the first comic in “The Daily Times” syndication packet. The packet will consist of 24 dailies and two Sunday comics. If I do not get picked up for this title, I will most likely not continue it… unless I become independently wealthy and have nothing else to do.
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