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PTO – Worth It?

PTO (aka – vacation, time off, holidays) Is It Worth the Cost?! I realize that this question sounds like heresy to many, if not most of you. But I have had this conversation many, many times with many different people and it always ends up with some commentary about was the time off worth ...

Ready, Aim, ???

Ready, Aim, FireReady, Fire, AimReady, Aim, (nothing) Which one are you? I know people in each of these categories (that I just made up) – I’m sure you do as well. So let me explain… Ready, Aim, Fire I’d say this is your average person, as this is the most common saying. This ...

McRib of Death

Death on a Bun And I quote… The famous sandwich -- which the Chicago-based fast food chain first offered in 1981 and describes as ‘a seasoned boneless pork slathered in tangy barbecue sauce and topped with slivered onions and tart pickles’… Good Lord how can anyone actually order, ...

Pain vs Productivity

(Disclaimer: This is not intended to be a woe-is-me sympathy plea – merely a matter-of-fact perspective from someone who battles chronic pain 24/7) So, in the battle between Pain vs Productivity – who do you think wins? And is it all the time? Most of the time? 50/50? Here’s the answer: ...

No Phones at the Urinal

It is pretty sad that I actually have to write this down, but if I were President, one of the first (and there are many) Executive Orders that I would sign would make mobile phone usage near a urinal a Federal Offense. That’s all I should have to say, but I’ll say more, just for ...

The Perfect Chai Latte

Since I unexpectedly gave up coffee a year or so ago (unplanned result of a 26-day cleanse), I have become fairly well-versed in tea. I’ll usually have a caffeinated tea in the AM - otherwise mostly just some herbal tea. No biggie at home, but since I like to work from coffee shops when I can, it can ...

How to Wake Up Early

There would appear to be endless articles, blogs, research, etc on "how" to wake up early. There are countless others on "why", but the "how" ones intrigue me the most. Let me save you all a LOT of time and energy. Are you ready for it? QUESTION: HOW DO YOU WAKE UP EARLY? ANSWER: WAKE ...