Some of you might recognize the song title “Diamonds and Rust” written and performed by Joan Baez. Others might recognize it as a cover by Judas Priest. Either way it is a great song that tells a story of love and memories. The only drawback being that some of those memories lead to heartache and […]Read more "A Fine Line: Between Diamonds and Rust"
There was a time in the early 2000s where everything was zombie themed. Everything. From videogames to movies to products. If it wasn’t a new zombie show it was a sickly neon green colored… something. To the extent that even I have a neon green zombie-esque knife in my collection. One of the fascinating things […]Read more "Dead on the Inside: The Modern Problem"
One of the main ways people are controlled are through consequences. The consequences of our actions are one of the main ways we get punished for our behavior. This might range from a bad reputation to legal repercussions to death. and the means these are implemented are as varied as the causes. Sometimes the censequence […]Read more "Worth the Consequences."
What is normal? Normalcy is a doubly layered idea. There is the normal we as individual’s experience and the normal that the society we live in considers as normal. This makes normalcy a very fluid opinion. Normal technically doesn’t exist because it is essentially the average of our experiences. Sometimes the average is not actually […]Read more "The Chains of Normalcy"
Sometimes a solution is very simple. But actually using that solution can be very hard. This applies to a lot of things in the world. For today’s illustration we will be using Rainbow 6: Siege and Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. We’re getting closer to the live release of Year 6 on R6 Siege. With this […]Read more "Over Simplistic Solutions: Don’t Get Hit."
I’ve been neglecting this blog a lot lately from the usual suspects of being busy, lazy, or just forgetting what I wanted to talk about. so we’re going to get a two for one special this Management Monday. Our primary topic will be about knowing your contracts and how to navigate negotiations while the second […]Read more "Contracts and Smooth Operation"
Everyone has faith in something. No matter how big or small. But sometimes we put our faith in things that shouldn’t have faith placed in them. I was listening to an investment radio show recently and a guest caller was talking about how one of his financial advisors was trying to pressure him and his […]Read more "Resource Management: Misplaced Faith"
Cooking the books is a phrase that indicates that someone is modifying the official records of a given project. This can be everything from income management, tax returns, per day product production, etc. Generally this is done by one or more individuals to benefit themselves at the cost of others. There are various names attached […]Read more "The Cost of Cooking the Books"
I’m decent at reading people. Especially people I know. I can tell when someone might be upset, irritable, dealing with something or any of a number of things that indicate a problem. When they are happy or enjoying something is a little harder for me. However something that is very much beyond me is reading […]Read more "I Can’t Read Your Mind."
I recently joined a group of online copywriters and there was a post regarding someone who had no experience but was “passionate” about learning. Most of the responses to him were along the lines of “That’s nice but you don’t bring anything to the table.” This might seem harsh but it is a necessary part […]Read more "Misplaced Passion: Corporate Speak and Buzzwords"