My Pops, Dino Garner, an ex-Army Ranger with 1/75, and his life partner, SallyT (soooo cool!), have this rad Australian rainbow lorikeet that SallyT named Smooch ‘cos he loves loves loves to kiss kiss kiss.
Smooch’s philosophy is simple: “What’s mine is mine. What’s yours is mine.” Continue reading Smooch the Australian Rainbow Lori Kicks My Dad’s Butt And Claims His Popcorn
I’m in my early 20s, yes. A girl. Stand at an altitude of 6 feet, high enough to see over most men’s heads, but short enough to avoid low-slung obstacles. At 170 pounds, with medium bones and an athletic figure, guys don’t mess with me, mostly cuz they’ve seen me at MMA training sessions. Continue reading Don’t You Dare Call Me a Millennial
We spend two-thirds of our lives learning massive amounts of information, taking in vast knowledge, experiencing great things and developing wonderful memories.
Then, just at the point of “knowing it all,” we do something stupid: we quit (read: retire). Continue reading A Silly Paradox of Adulthood: Retirement
You’re at work, it’s the middle of the day, and you want to crawl into bed and siesta for hours, even though you still have five pages left to write. There’s just no energy left, much less the concentration you need to conjure up 1,500 additional words. What to do?
A better question would be: What brought you to this dire state of affairs? Lack of daily exercise? Poor diet and overall health? Continue reading Nicotine Is Not Addictive. Yes, Really
Are destiny and free will mutually exclusive?
The short answer: no.
The long answer: both co-exist in your life, a paradox just waiting to be discovered.
How is this possible? Continue reading Are Destiny and Free Will Mutually Exclusive?
Never mind that Vifredo Pareto has been vilified as the dude who influenced Mussolini to further develop fascism. Put that aside for a sec. Please.
The guy—Pareto, not Mussolini—came up with a cool power law probability: the Pareto distribution, which mathematically described the income distribution of various people from different countries.
He discovered that, generally speaking, 20% of the people—the “elite”—had (read: stole, purloined, looted, absconded with) 80% of the wealth. Continue reading When Does 80% Equal 50%?
“All disappointments are due to unexpressed communications or unfulfilled expectations.”
—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Let’s say you’re in a difficult job and the only thing keeping you there is the dream of a substantial raise.
What are your options to manifest that dream? Continue reading What Are YOUR Expectations?
We Promised Mom We’d Never Do That Again, Didn’t We?
And the next day, we were at it again. After all, it was she who taught us to use the term in our own defense. All we had to do to avoid a spanking was to promise not to do “it” again, whatever it was.
So gullible, our moms.
Things aren’t too much different in adulthood, although we still make the same mistake of gifting promises we almost never keep.
But why? Continue reading Never Promise Anything
Moral terms, concepts and practices hold you back from realizing your goals
Just ask any recognized leader in our society. Society’s frontmen will tell you that morals and values are what separate us from the lower animals.
These same leaders invoke the moral argument when they are caught in “immoral” acts that normally serve to propel them ahead in business and life. Continue reading Morals Are For Suckers
Adagio Press is pleased to announce the re-release of Sun Tzu The Art of War, edited by former New York Times bestselling ghostwriter/editor William Garner, and now available in paperback on Amazon.com. Continue reading Every Girl Should Read This Ancient Book About Gaining and Using Power!