Surprise! It happens all the time, and it happens to all of us. It’s called a first impression. We use them to help us form a somewhat biased opinion of someone new to us. Why ‘somewhat biased?’ It has to be! We didn’t all grow up together and go through the same life experiences. We are different.
In 2020, by voting we were offered an opportunity to right the ship, so to speak. Searching for fraud sufficient enough to overturn the election results turned out to be futile. Despite the many lawsuits filed to force recounts, and to ferret out fraud, very little was found.
We are looking for a failsafe way to count votes independent of political affiliations, which is next to impossible. As of October 3rd, the Brennan Center for Justice, an independent, nonpartisan law and policy organization, is tracking 54 lawsuits filed in 17 states, including Washington, D.C.
As a horseracing enthusiast, I had seen the beauty of both Gulfstream and Hialeah race tracks on television on many occasions over the years, so I was finally going to get a chance to visit them and maybe place a bet or two while I was there. I hoped to cash a winning ticket as a memento.
In many aspects of a start-up business venture, questions will arise that you haven’t given any thought to about how to solve. That is the true definition of learning by the seat of your pants if you ask me. I recommend turning to someone you know to help mentor you as you enact your business plan.
No entrepreneurial business course you might take will be able to guarantee your success. Running a business is a constant trial-and-error process. One strategy will work for a while. Then, suddenly, a new strategy is needed because your customer base demands more, or different, or better, or newer.
Retirees have many activities to help us while away the time. Some of us play golf, some like to go swimming at the local YMCA, others might play tennis and still others have also been known to play ping pong or shuffleboard. Then again, there are those who like to donate time to charitable causes.
From most of the articles I have read online, I am supposed to do keyword research on my audience’s desires, then do topic research to see what they will read before I even think about putting pen to paper. Hence, the topic I choose to discuss with you is appropriately named “Analysis Paralysis.”
We stuck our noses in Vietnam and came home with a bloodied and broken will. This time, we poked our nose into Afghanistan’s affairs without heeding the winds of caution that our Vietnam experience should have kept uppermost in our minds. Once again, our nose got bloodied and our will was broken.
Instead of staying on asphalt and driving halfway across the base to get to our barracks, this new road took the arrow’s path, straight to our barracks, saving us at least a half-hour worth of driving. On asphalt, the speed limit is 30. But, on dirt, it was lowered to 20, in case of storm debris.
When dawn broke, we checked and double-checked our gear, making sure to count the number of magazines we had, in case we had to engage in a long firefight. As we conducted our inventory search, suddenly we started receiving small arms fire to our front. “Charlie” had beaten us to the punch!
My religious beliefs were founded very early in my life. I was raised in a Catholic family, attended a Catholic school and attended church daily during the week, and seldom missed a Sunday Mass. Throughout high school and throughout my six years in the Army, I retained a strong belief in God.
Our community has all of the answers to none of the questions — yes, including me! We give black and white answers to gray questions, with no forethought given to any other possibility. Why? Because we know it worked for us, so suddenly that makes us an expert. We give credit to no one but ourselves
Take a moment to think about the enormity of the responsibility we freely give others to keep us safe from harm every day. We trust them to feed us, educate us and our family, counsel us when we're mentally broken, and care for us when we are sick. Giving us fake news breaks that bond of trust.
What's the value of your home in today's market? Everyone asks that question. The value doesn't matter if you are not willing to move and start over in a new location. Real Estate companies are drooling, wanting to list your house. Try negotiating a lower commission before signing the papers.
The defeat of fake news, fear, persuasion, and distraction will leave us a new and more equitable America. We are ill-prepared to incorporate these changes into our lives. We're frozen in place, not knowing where to begin to initiate the process of change. Yet, change we must!
In the 1973 box office hit, "The Sting", there was a mixture of humor, levity, candor, and complexity. All of these are necessary for any relationship. It helps strengthen the bond between two people. This story has all those qualities, plus one: befuddlement! Life is complicated!
Heavily exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, I started having heart problems in the 1980s. The VA now recognizes ischemic heart disease as a known disease caused by AO exposure. Fifty-three years later, I have nine stents in my heart, but not one stitch in my chest. A modern-day mirical.
Upon landing in Vietnam in February 1967, new troops in-country were given specific instructions: When you write home, DO NOT tell them the truth! Make them think you are having fun. Talk about food, or music, or sports. Tell them what they want to hear--you’re safe!