I've been in a few conversations recently where a lot of arguing and anger broke out because people were trying to be sarcastically funny, but no one got it. Many of us -- me included -- tend to use sarcasm as a verbal resource and there's nothing wrong with that -- in conversation. Real conversation. … Continue reading IN URGENT NEED OF THAT SARCASM FONT
Avoiding Stress, by Rich Paschall Recently I attended a talk at work regarding avoiding stress. We are in a deadline driven business and there can be a good deal of stress, so a talk on dealing with and reducing stress seemed like a good use of my time in a busy day. The speaker was … Continue reading NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS – RICH PASCHALL
I wasn’t a typical geek or nerd in high school. I had friends and I was never made fun of or teased. But I didn’t quite fit in. My problem was that I was always considered ‘mature’ for my age. That created a weird dichotomy. I was perceived totally differently by the adults in my … Continue reading THE CURSE OF BEING “MATURE” FOR YOUR AGE – BY ELLIN CURLEY
A Photo a Week Challenge: Purple The color of the week is purple, so let me find some purple in the picture folders.