Posts Tagged ‘Advice’

And There’s Not A Lot Of Tools In That Box To Begin With

July 21, 2021

I know I’ve mentioned this sentiment before, but seriously people, the cheap “Betcha didn’t see that comin'” (but makes no sense) “shock” twist is the crudest tool in the hack writer’s toolbox.

And There Are Enough Necessary Battles To Fight As It Is

July 16, 2021

Look, world at large, you can do what you think is best (because you will anyway), but I assure you that drawing unnecessary battle lines just leads to unnecessary battles.

Bad Rhyme, Good Advice

July 8, 2021
To truly be counted among the wise,
you first have to take your own ad-vise.

– Robert Alan (I think. It sounds familiar, so I may have just heard it somewhere a long time ago.)

And Be Prepared To Move On

July 5, 2021

Once you realize any activity or gathering has started to attract dramatically more sociopaths than empaths, it’s time to question why you want to still be a part of it.

This Isn’t A Recent Thought, Just A Recurring One

April 29, 2021

Always beware the person who isn’t as foolish as they appear. They may just be being kind, and should you exhaust that kindness, you’re going to be in for a nasty shock.

Today’s Advice For My Son

February 8, 2021

Don’t ever believe it when you are told that stupidity is incurable, son. Stupidity can be cured, it’s just that the cure has to be self-administered.

I Didn’t Say It As Well The First Time Though

February 3, 2021

Today I introduce the phrase “poke the bear” to my son, and did my best to get across that while you generally do not want to poke the bear, if you do poke the bear, be prepared for the bear to act like a bear.

And Risk Without Reason Is Always Stupid

January 19, 2021

There are times in life when one must absolutely brave the storm, but you must equally absolutely avoid “stupiding the storm.”

My First Draft Was MUCH Longer

September 25, 2020

Rather than risk getting preachy about it, let me just say that sometimes the trick is to cycle among your stress-relieving vices so you don’t get too hooked on any one of them.

Something That Came Out Of A Conversation With My Son This Morning

September 2, 2020

Frequently the “boring” stuff is also the most important stuff.