Author Archives: Michael
“If you really want to screw someone, pay them a compliment.” ― me Compliments feed the ego and make the compliment-ee feel good. In turn, they also make the compliment-er feel good about making the compliment-ee feel good. But what … Continue reading
People have started photoshopping me into memes. The least they could do is to start with a large, high-quality source photo. Here is that photo.
I never went to war. I wasn’t Marine Recon. I wasn’t Army Special Forces. I wasn’t a Navy SEAL. I wasn’t a USAF PJ or TACP. I never strangled a Nazi with my bare hands to prevent him from trying … Continue reading
Slow and steady wins the race. It ain’t a race.
Please make sure you know what you’re talking about before you talk about it.
We are often told that we shouldn’t think “negatively.” This sounds nice, but what exactly does this mean? What are negative thoughts, anyway? And what effect do they have on us? I see negative thought as manifesting in two forms: … Continue reading
“Remember.” “Never Forget.” The sentiment echoes especially loudly today, eleven years later. And eleven years later, I find myself asking two questions: What, precisely, are we to never forget? Does this never forgetting improve our world? Regarding question #1, I … Continue reading
Dear News Media: Please stop trying to frighten us, especially mothers with small children. Shame on you. Please stop trying to be the first off the line to inappropriately lay blame at the feet of those who have no part … Continue reading
I’ve come to the conclusion that in order for me to find something funny, it must surprise me. If I can see a punchline coming from a mile away, I’m not going to laugh. It isn’t that I “don’t have … Continue reading