The Searchers

“Although the Internet could be making all of us smarter, it makes many of us stupider, because it’s not just a magnet for the curious. It’s a sinkhole for the gullible. It renders everyone an instant expert. You have a degree? Well, I did a Google search!” ― Frank Bruni If you clicked into this narrative hoping…

Part II – Things I’ve Learned

“There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell As far as I can tell, my readership here consists of Mrs. Lawrence, because she wants to know if I’ve written anything bad about her, a handful of loyal customers, Mrs. Connelly, when she wants to know what’s going on in her…

Great News!

“I`m so excited, And I just can`t hide it, I`m about to lose control………..” The Pointer Sisters My new, updated phone books have arrived. I can barely contain myself. A couple of weeks ago, I arrived home from work to find the white plastic bag suspended from my street-front mailbox. Inside, 2 brand spanking new,…

The Enigma

“I married a big, strapping cop and now you’re Urkle.” – Mrs. Lawrence Enigma: noun, plural enigmas; Chiefly Archaic, enigmata [uh–nig-muh-tuh] 1. a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation: 2. a person of puzzling or contradictory character: I am an enigma. There, I said it. And I’m proud of it too. My life, thus far,…

2015 Resolutions. No, Not Mine.

“Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.” – Anonymous Many years ago I learned the pointlessness of setting New Years resolutions for myself.  Eat healthier, sleep better, be nicer to people, actually show up at that gym I joined…..yeah, not so much. Instead, in keeping with what…

My Spam Box Groweth

  As you may well imagine, my business email address finds it’s way into many customer address books.  It’s printed on my business cards, letterhead, invoices and even this blog site.  I prefer to receive minor inquiries from customers via electronic mail.  It allows me to respond at less busy times of the day, and…

My Dickensesque Existence

“Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.” – Charles Dickens (1812-1870) The voices in my head are at it again.  This time, it’s an internal struggle in an attempt to answer the question of whether or not I…

Things I Hope For in 2014……or Not

“You’ve got questions, we’ve got dancing paperclips.” – Microsoft As a service to those of you actually reading this, I suppose I need to tell you right up front that this is NOT your typical, “hopeful for the new year”, “world peace”,  type of post.  You can find that stuff here:  Karmatube.  Instead, I prefer…

Email…..& Canned Meat(?) Products

“Studies have found that forwarding emails can end friendships and ruin relationships. Failure to help spread the word, by forwarding this to at least 10 friends, will cause you bad luck and ill will in the coming days.” – Anon Every now and then, we have to break the news to a customer that their…

Hello…Is There Anybody in There?

“……there’s someone in my head, but it’s not me.”  –  Pink Floyd Imagine if you will, or can, the not so distant past, before social networking came along.  The days before Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Pintrest, Instagram, and the myriad of others currently dotting the technospere. Can you do it? Because the majority of people in…