“Shut up and do as you’re told.” “Be a team player.” “We don’t pay you to think.” Bullies are real, they’re often in positions of power, and they can often intimidate you to make some really bad decisions.
Every day’s full of randomness. Sometimes we get so focused on the task at hand or caught up with the situations around us that we don’t notice it, but it’s there. Today, for example, saw karma kick me in the butt when I joked about someone’s klutziness and […]
I don’t know if they do this in every city worldwide, but after we finish our days of work, there’re numerous people in downtown Toronto cleverly positioned near office spaces, offering free newspapers for the commute home. We have a few options, but one that I’d really like to […]
I was originally going to write a post about burning out. About the sheer number of things I have on my plate and the writer’s block that it’s all contributing to as I continue to try and crank out some quality work. I was going to write about […]
It’s hard to write after an especially long day. Heck, it’s hard to do just about anything after a particularly long day! So instead, I curled up, watched several episodes of Community, and tried to wrack my brain as to how to solve the conundrum of an overly-busy schedule. […]
I’ll agree that nice guys finish last. People generally say that I’m nice, but I assure you, I used to be even nicer than I am today. But a long-term supply of frustrations, heartaches and disappointments showed me what I needed to do — I needed to grow a backbone.
It’s funny when you get to a point in life when people start bringing awesome stuff to your attention.
I think we’re all broken in one way or another. With some people, it’s a little more obvious — they might not look the same as everyone else. They might act a little funny. There’s people we can point out that aren’t the same as everybody else quite easily. But what […]
In 1998, Robert Fulgnum wrote a book called “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten”. Its premise is that we overcomplicate life and that if we all simply follow a short list of rules, we’ll be okay and the world will be a far better place for it. They’re […]
Riding the train into work faced with a detour as one of the station in my path had been hit by a power outage. The trio of teenage girls behind me that kept bumping into me as they couldn’t seem to keep their balance in the sardine can. And the guy I […]