Posts Tagged ‘Opinion’

chain LinkIt’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything to this blog. I’ve been busy with a lot of things this past year, and I haven’t made the time in my schedule to continue blogging. I do miss it, though, and I’ve been constantly seeing things that I would like to put on here–thus this post.

There’s a lot of good music, and there’s a lot of bad music. There’s a lot of  bad music with good ideologies behind it, and there’s a lot of good music with bad ideologies behind it.

Take The Beatles, for instance. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were prolific songwriters, pumping out top-notch songs such as “Hey Jude” and “Eleanor Rigby” (fantastic strings in that one!), with George Harrison adding a number of hits as well, such as “Here Comes The Sun” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” (more…)

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Ball and ChainA song came to my mind today. It was on an album one of my brothers used to have. It’s by an artist named Ian Eskelin, and you can find it on his album Save The Humans. If you haven’t listened to it before, you should track it down and give it some of your time. It’s a fantastic album, full of biblical themes packed into an entertaining rock package.

But most of all, this particular song stuck out to me. It speaks to the raging fires of political correctness that have consumed many of our freedoms and much of our courage today, often weaponized to divide and conquer.

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Open Season

Posted: January 15, 2015 in From Me To You, Opinion
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CommentAs some of you may have noticed, there was a while when comments were closed on all my posts. I originally left them open because I hadn’t decided whether I wanted them or not, then I had one that I wanted to reply to but wanted to research before “approving it” (WordPress’ way of making it public), then I decided I would fall behind quickly because I hadn’t followed through with that one. So I closed comments permanently.

But I recently opened them back up again because I thought to myself, “What good is a blog dedicated to sharing what you learn if people don’t have the opportunity to respond? That seems pretty one-way.” So now I’m going to leave comments open permanently (and no approval necessary) that’ll make me more quick to respond so people can see more than just a question, if one is there.

So comment it up, and as always: Learn It And Share It!

U Mad Bro?

Posted: July 18, 2013 in From Me To You
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I’ve noticed lately that my anger has been getting the best of me. This year I’ve cursed at the gaming screen, I’ve silently screamed at my internet connection, and I’ve expressed much frustration at the quality of customer service. The latter seems to be the most common for me this year, unfortunately. I’ve had a number of problems with customer service this year–I’ve been called the wrong name multiple times in the same conversation with a representative; I’ve had the representative switch which edition of the NATO phonetic alphabet he was using in order to communicate a code to me over the phone (his accent was very much unintelligible to my ears, which disappointed me with this particular very large, very successful corporation); I’ve received orders that did not include all the components listed on the website when I ordered it; and I’ve had equipment just close enough to the functionality line to make me consider keeping them despite the fact that it was missing a key feature, which was also a big selling point. This is not even mentioning any of the timely response issues I’ve had. In all of this, I have found myself constantly crying “Woe is me!”rage face

The problem with this sort of attitude is that it has set me constantly on the lookout for what is coming at me next, what curveball I’m going to have to avoid before I turn the next corner. It has come to color my daily expectations and even my initial conversations with other customer service reps. When software does not work as it is supposed to work or how I think it should work, I instantly go into the proverbial %$?! YOU mode before considering the other ways I could approach the situation. Over time, this begins to ooze out of one’s thoughts toward customer service and travel by osmosis into my initial impressions of products and even my daily conversation.

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