Social Behavior

A Men’s Room With A View

July 20, 2010

For years I’ve pondered the universal question that plagues American males. Why can’t we read signs on public restroom doors? Somewhere there may be a man who hasn’t accidentally entered the ladies room; I have yet to meet him. Over the years I’ve found myself red-faced, disconcerted as I apologetically back out the door of [...]

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Used Car And First Adopter Addicts

July 13, 2010

My father made a hobby of buying used cars. He would buy and drive one about six months, then start to find fault with it. Sometimes there was in fact something wrong with the car. Usually he was merely ready for the thrill of the chase, scoping dealers for yet another car to replace the [...]

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Strike Just One Telling Blow

June 29, 2010

Who is so superior that he never doubts himself? A little self-doubt is good for the soul. Humility is a virtue worthy of pursuit and appreciation. Here is an excerpt from a book that I find not only historically appealing, but psychologically inspirational as well. From the book Aztec by Gary Jennings – The warrior [...]

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self-esteem in question

June 22, 2010

A few days ago I saw an entire short story written in all small caps. Anyone on the net for more than a month has seen small-cap writing in blog comments, tweets, even whole blog posts. Though it’s rare, sometimes people WRITE IN ALL LARGE CAPS. Either way, this is not only annoying, but projects [...]

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Breakfast At Mickey Dees

April 13, 2010

I love breakfast. I love socially unacceptable food replacement products that, so I’m told, will ban me to hell simply for thinking about eating them. If there was a law against sin eating, I would be a food criminal. Much like sex addiction – a made for television Tiger Woods show – food-like stuff can [...]

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Trust Agents Don’t Betray Trust

April 6, 2010

I like teasing, having fun and joking with people. Last Thursday, in case you forgot, was April Fools day, and usually on that day I fool someone. And, I get fooled. There is a difference between being fooled in good fun and being made a fool of by someone you trust. I was made to [...]

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