Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

We keep hearing pundits lamenting how the economy is hurting the “middle class”.  But how often do we stop and think what exactly does “middle class” mean?  Do you define it by type of job?  Lifestyle?  Income?  Or maybe the Supreme Court’s obscenity test (I know it when I see it)? Maybe we look at […]

Why is it as a society we seem to be suffering from a massive case of the need for instant gratification? Obama has been in office for a year and people are upset that he hasn’t closed Guantanamo, gotten us out of Iraq and Afghanistan, fixed the economy, provided universal health care, secured world peace […]



Here I sit near the end of one of the worst Thanksgivings of my life.  I’ll admit up front that I’m whining a bit, and I realize there are lots of people out there that have had crappier holidays than I will ever have.  But for me this one still sucks.  This is the first […]

“That’s not fair!” Parents hear this all the time when they don’t do the exact same thing for each for their children.  I think that I didn’t hear it from my son largely because he is an only child.  Where I often heard it was at work as a restaurant manager.  But people don’t realize […]

It occurred to me today how much interviews are like dating—specifically blind dates. You send off an introduction and hope it’s interesting enough to get the other person to call. You talk on the phone for a little bit and hope you sound interesting enough to set up a date and time to meet. When […]

Why is it some people seem to be able to put out multiple blog posts a day?  How do they do it?  I struggle to get more than one in a week.  Is there something wrong with me? It’s not a problem with coming up with ideas.  I’ve got a stack of about 20 ideas […]

Identity Crisis


They say it is a trait of Americans that we derive a lot of our identity from our jobs. Here you ask someone “What do you do?” and you are almost guaranteed to get an answer relating to their job. In Europe I’ve heard that if you ask the same question you are as likely, […]