Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Increase Social Security retirement age to 70 years old.
Re-organize and restructure the military. Our military is still a cold-war defense system.
Increase gasoline tax. It's now only 18.4 cents a gallon.
Medical malpractice reform by establishing medical courts similar to bankruptcy courts where the judges are trained to scrutinize scientific evidence. No more trials by jury in med malpractice cases.
Postpone NASA missions for now. They are not a priority.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Monday, October 18, 2010
The issue is heating.
Facebook is facing a lawsuit over privacy issues.
My take on this...........
If you , by your own free will, voluntarily give personal information to a social network. You lose your right to privacy of that information.
The third party application LOL that is being accused in the facebook case, is just that...a third party.
The web was built on the idea of an open sourced way of exchanging information.
What information you contribute to it is up to you.
The illegal use of that information by deceptive means or non-disclosure of how the information will be used.
I hate those EULAs.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
I have been busy taking pictures and writing for what seems like days on end.
I spent time at a mall asking myself, "Did they even look in the mirror before leaving the house?" Coco Chanel once said, "Before leaving the house remove one item from your body."
In most cases, the people I observed should have ditched the whole outfit and started from scratch.
Classic always trumps trendy.
It's alright to add a trendy piece here and there but this is daytime reality fashion, folks.
Modern Day Tips For The Gentleman
*Do take a break from using anything digital from time to time. You'll rediscover the beauty of obtaining information in old-fashioned ways.
*Don't lose your patience when waiting for a lady to be ready. Not only do you risk stressing out but you've got to remember-she's doing this for you as much as herself.
*Don't take up an entire bench if seated alone. You never know what fine specimen in need of rest may happen to sit next to you.
*Do ensure your posture is just as powerful as your suit. Stand up straight, strong and handsome and they will follow.
*Do incorporate some unexpected color into your wardrobe. It will always brighten you and your mood a bit.
*Do remember as a final lesson...that there is no such thing as overdressed. You can always remove your jacket and loosen your collar, if needed.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Are candidates and job search strategists forgetting about dating? Which is one of the cardinal metaphors of a job search.
A job search is like dating.
That means you don't talk incessantly about your old employer (significant other) when courting a new one. You don't base your salary request on the income provided by the old employer, but focus on what's within the means of this one.
It reminds me of the idea that the need to be dating someone...anyone.....emanates off the other person like cheap cologne. Making the person across from you feel interchangeable with everyone else is the wrong way to forming a long term bond. An interviewee needs to ask, "Is this company meaningful to me? Do I like what they do and want to be a part of it?" Am I expressing this thought?
A manager (a good one) wants to know what part a job candidate wants to play.
Where do you want to be in 5 years?
FOCUS your attention on this manager and group of workers and ask how you want to contribute. What are they doing that excites you? How far do I want to go in this company?
Give them the satisfaction of feeling that thier department is important, even desirable to you, as it should-and then see if you can't get more interesting conversations started than the ones you've been having.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
My rule is to shop for a whole body shape-not just one body part.
Most fall into one of three categories:
Bodies that are shaped smaller or narrow on top than on the bottom.
You want to draw the eye upward.
No busy prints on the lower body and no jackets that cut across the widest part of the hip.
Go with Empire-cut dresses and boatneck shirts.
Try vintage clothes from the 70s (think A-line dresses and skirts)
Bodies that are the same width at the shoulders and hips with a smaller waist.
You want a style that skims your hourglass shape.
An oval necked shirt, wide legged pants, and body skimming dresses flatter this figure.
Look for styles from the 50s .
Broad shoulders with a straight waistline.
C shaped women often look best in tailored shirts with most any pant silhouette (except pleated styles-which in my opinion look terrible on most everyone).
60s era dresses flatter.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Ben Franklin, in his autobiography, devises a 13 week course of self-improvement. Attorney and author Cameron Gunn decides to try this project of moral perfection. Ben's plan requires a person to focus for a week at a time, on 1 virtue, making it a habit. Is it possible? Here, I give you the 13 virtues;
"Dont eat or drink too much"
"Speak only for good purpose"
"Let all your things have their places"
"Resolve to perform what you ought"
"Always be employed in something useful"
"Use no hurtful deceit"
"Don't do wrong by anyone"
"Avoid extremes, forebear resenting injuries"
"Keep your body home and clothes clean
"Don't be disturbed by trifles"
"Take intimacy seriously"
"Imitate Jesus and Socrates"
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
- Do not use more than two pairs of anything in a room.
- Do not decorate with an item if you are afraid of sitting on it, touching it, or breaking it~just get rid of it.
- Always group things in odd numbers (there are very few exceptions).
- You never really know the visual impact of a mirror until you actually hang it.
- Beige is beautiful in sunlight but dies in the dark or night lightscape.
- Never paint a whole room until you have lived with a big sample board of at least three paint choices for 24 hours.
- Pick your paint colors last.