Basic Box Step

Basic Box Step

  Here’s a corporate bedtime story about a Montana forest fire in 1949. The crew chief, a firefighter named Wagner Dodge, leads fifteen “smokejumpers” into the fire. The story is excerpted from Leadership Presence, a FULL STORY

the end of the line

the end of the line

  “There is a second side to playing fish beyond just tiring them out. That is the psychological. If you can destroy their will to fight, you can subdue them more quickly. That’s the reason FULL STORY

Gaelic Void

Gaelic Void

  B. Realms of Value  1. Ethics. The nature of good and evil. The problems of conduct and ultimate objectives.    a. The worth of living.  (1) Optimism. Existence is good. Life is worth living. FULL STORY

get a dog

get a dog

  “What is the medical name for a sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach? Epigastric sensation.”   from the Handy Science Answer Book  I picked up a DVD of the movie Crash this weekend FULL STORY

Mani Pedi

Mani Pedi

  “And that madness—talking to animals, trees, that part of themselves which suffocates and explodes, that transference—you find it in all women, including women of the middle class. It’s what I call their neurosis. Neurosis in FULL STORY

Am I Real? and other horrible questions

Am I Real? and other horrible questions

“This happened back during the time when I still believed, if it could properly be called believing, that humans were the sole repository for a person, and that there was only one person filling each FULL STORY

Mine

Mine

  “It might be useful to conceive of enculturation as an internalization of culture and an organization of individual differences. Different personalities may adhere to cultural norms and play socially defined roles in a variety FULL STORY

BEST VACUUM EVER!

BEST VACUUM EVER!

  Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The Bill Cunningham show, Charlie Rose, Bob the Builder, Taste This, The Fugitive, Emperatriz, Corazon Apasianado, Gunsmoke, Rosa Diamanté, Super Why!, America’s Court with Judge Ross, Superfood Juicer, Insanity FULL STORY

correct me if i’m wrong

correct me if i'm wrong

  Where do correct ideas come from? Do they drop from the skies? No. Are they innate in the mind? No. They come from social practice, and from it alone; they come from three kinds FULL STORY

instead of a bum

instead of a bum

  “What is a picture? On film, it’s the result of the clustering of silver halide or dye molecules into black dots or points of color. Look closely enough, and the image disappears. On videotape FULL STORY

They May Not Want to Talk to You

They May Not Want to Talk to You

  “There was hatred in some glances, but generally more curiosity than hatred.  We were representatives of an enemy power that had employed a weapon far more terrible and deadly than poison gas, yet in FULL STORY

Operation Big Buzz

Operation Big Buzz

“An article published in 1999 details several experiments conducted by the United States to perfect yellow fever as a weapon: Operations Bellwether, Big Buzz, Magic Sword, and Big Itch. Some were conducted by a military FULL STORY

the truth about me

the truth about me

“I’ve mentioned Sister’s beauty. There’s no denying that I was the ugly duckling, thanks to my fat and my pimples. Sister was the top Bankhead girl until I got into the theater. She liked to FULL STORY