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1 month ago

THE HIGH COST OF RELIGION

Jim Murray · Sometimes I will see an image so powerful that it inspires me to write something about it. · I was raised in the Catholic religion. The whole nine yards, from alter boy to Columbian Squires to CYO dances every Friday, to confession every Thursday and mass every Sunday. And I was ...

3 months ago

The Day Off, Yeah, Right

Jim Murray · It’s a Thursday. I am beat from a rather grueling valuation day yesterday at Shaver where I’m doing my rehab and I’m only halfway through. We finish up there on Friday and won’t be able to go back for 6 months. · So we have both joined the gym at Brock, and will go there a couple ...

4 months ago

Hard Lessons I Learned from a High-Paying Job in Tech

Mubtasim Fuad · On the first day, I felt like a clown amongst Houdini magicians. · They were so damn good. They were polished as hell. And geez could they Powerpoint like nobody’s business. Compared to me, what they did was death-defying magic. · My friend recommended me for the job. They worked ...

5 months ago

Fridays

Jim Murray · We get around 52 of them every year. · And for most of that last 30 or so years, I have never had an office to go to that wasn’t a room in my house, and always used Fridays as a blogging, billing, screenplay and poetry writing day. · My wife and one grandson, Rowan, are outside t ...

6 months ago

Have You Ever Been a Protégé?

Sarah Cohen · The word protégé is a fancy French word that we use in English. It makes us sound posh whenever we use it and really extraordinary if the word is used to describe us. I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about what it means to be a protégé being mentored by someone ­— not tr ...

7 months ago

How I Became Dirty-Minded (And Got Over It).

Robert Cormack · “I’d rather have a cup of tea than sex.” Boy George · As a child I was guilty of many fixations. At the age of eight, I stared repeatedly at the thighs of a little girl sitting two desks back. This required me to turn at an awkward angle, much like you do when you’re backing up a ...

8 months ago

The Trucker and His Emu

Royce Shook · An Aussie trucker walks into an outback cafe with a full-grown emu behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders. The trucker says, 'A hamburger, chips and a coke,' and turns to the emu, 'What's yours?' · 'Sounds great, I'll have the same,' says the emu. · A short time lat ...

9 months ago

How I Came To Understand Coaching

Jim Murray · You see a lot of posts on social media from people who encourage you to do things like ‘live your best life’ and ‘speak truth to power’. They tell you that you are your own best friend and that everybody is special in their own unique way. · A lot of these people are coaches of o ...

2 years ago

Friday Rant: Nobody Who Matters To Me Gives A Fuck

Jim Murray · This is a rant. It’s not sugar-coated or politically correct. But the essence of it is simple…it’s me being pissed off and fed up with all the bullshit floating around out there and magnifying a tiny speck of it as I am wont to do every so often. So if this is something that ...

2 years ago

Here's the Thing About Loneliness—It Ain't Really Loneliness.

Robert Cormack · You're just scared by the thought of it. · “Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.” John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men · When Charles Bukowski confessed he’d “never been lonely,” it’s hard to imagine him being any other way. Growing up, he was an outsider, ...

2 years ago

Gone. Us. Soon. Pfffft.

Jim Murray · This is a rant. It’s not sugar-coated or politically correct. But the essence of it is simple…it’s me being pissed off and fed up with all the bullshit floating around out there and magnifying a tiny speck of it as I am wont to do every Friday. · So if this is something that you ...

2 years ago

Moments — who says the universe doesn't have a sense of humour

Graham🐝 Edwards · I looked at my calendar for the week and was struck by two appointments I had on Wednesday and Thursday — I even mentioned it to a friend who just laughed. I’m still wrestling with whether it’s funny or just ironic; either way “someone” has a sense of humour. · On Wednesday I hav ...

2 years ago

A Note To My Pal Herb

Jim Murray · Hey Herb, · I woke up this morning with only a vague idea what this rant would be about. · But that didn’t bother me. In fact, it kinda made me feel good because usually when I wake up on a Friday morning I’m all full of piss and vinegar about the media and their fixation on a lo ...

2 years ago

This Is Mind Boggling...

Donald 🐝 Grandy PN · Every single day YouTube users now watch over 1 billion hours of video. That’s the equivalent of over 100,000 years of viewing time which is more than all of human history! · In fact, YouTube now reaches more people aged 18-49 than ANY broadcast or cable TV network in the world. ...

2 years ago

Poor, Misguided White Supremacists

Jim Murray · This is a rant. It’s not sugar-coated or politically correct. But the essence of it is simple…it’s me being pissed off and fed up with all the bullshit floating around out there and magnifying a tiny speck of it as I am wont to do every Friday. · So if this is something that you ...

2 years ago

The Three Levels of Stupid

Jim Murray · Well it's Friday and you know what that means here on the Quiet Side of The Lake.This is a class-two rant, in which I try and be a little more positive than usual. It’s part of my therapy. Hope you enjoy it and realize that while you may hear the odd harsh thing. it’s all just ...

2 years ago

Feeding the birds

Royce Shook · This is a wonderful story. You will be glad that you read it, and I hope you will share it. Thanks to my friend George who shared it with me. · It happened every Friday evening, almost without fail, when the sun resembled a giant orange and was starting to dip into the blue ocean ...

2 years ago

Are you a Romeo?

Royce Shook · I read the following tweet recently and thought it was funny. · My grandmother lived to be 102. · When I asked her what her secret was, she said, “God’s punishing me.” · I guess as we get older, we see the humour in many more things then we did when we were younger. We were si ...

2 years ago

XD Innovation | PLM Talks| My Retail Theater by 3DEXPERIENCE

stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador · Every Friday or Wednesday we organize Free PLM talks online & webcasts on-demand · My Operations · My Operations is Dassault Systèmes' solution for end-to-end operations optimization, from demand to delivery. Tailored to the Consumer Goods and Retail industry, My Operations provi ...

2 years ago

Our perception of time changes as we age

Royce Shook · I talked about my fall a few posts ago, and when I described the event, it seemed as if I was experiencing everything in slow motion. At a workshop on Fall Prevention about a week later, I asked how many had taken serious falls. Of the 40 people at the seminar 30 put up their han ...

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