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The Scale Factor – Fundraising Edition

Most people I know like to do good things for people – help those that need help.  That help comes in many, many forms – making a financial donation (church, scouts, fundraising event, homeless person, etc.), volunteering somewhere, or donating some of your “stuff” (Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc).  Those are all ...

Beer Spillage Analysis

I am finally following up on my LONG-awaited and SUPER-detailed analysis of the big question that we all struggle with on a daily basis:  "What is the value of beer spilled at Wrigley Field during an average game?"  Potentially life-changing stuff here, I realize that, so I apologize for my delay in releasing my ...

Better Version of Yourself

So here's my quote for the day: "Embrace everyone and everything that helps you become a better version of yourself."  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that quote. The question, I suppose, is what exactly does it mean? In my humble opinion, this kind of statement should NOT be taking to extremes, as happens way too often in our ...

Take a Break

Maybe a month or so ago, I took a “break” from Facebook.  Too much “noise”, too many emotions, just too much garbage.  I couldn’t take it anymore.  So I deleted the apps from all mobile devices and removed the bookmarks from my laptop.  I didn’t delete the account (I didn’t go completely insane) – just ...

Someone Else Will Dress Me?!

Yes, this blog post is about the "R" word (Religion) - one of the three things I am not EVER supposed to talk about, if you believe conventional wisdom.  But as I have stated many times, rule following is not a strength of mine, so here we go... BEFORE YOU READ THIS BLOG, PLEASE READ THIS (it is what I am referring to in ...

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