Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thinkday - Christmas Isn't Coming

Merry Christmas! I for one love this time of year. I love that people remember that everyone is a person, complete with feelings, needs, and wants. I love how people freely give of their time and substance to show appreciation for those in their lives, and how people will give to complete strangers in their time of need. Instead of writing my thoughts on Christmas I decided today to share a short story I recently wrote.  I hope you enjoy this special time of year. Take a few minutes to reflect on the good things in your life, and how you can enrich the lives of others. Again, Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Story Time!

Last week I asked my friends on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter to help me come up with a story to write over the weekend. The following is the result, 3 hours of writing and over 2,000 words later. I hope you all enjoy it...even though Halloween is now behind us.

Ghost Stories

Harvey looked down the dark, silent hall to his right; soft light shown like a desert oasis every 100 feet from the emergency lights overhead.  It was the same to his left, behind him, and in front of him. He wasn’t sure how, but Jordan High School looked more threatening and foreboding at 1:00am with the lights off, than during the day while students roamed the halls.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thinkday – It is That Time Already?

I was driving to work this morning and realized we are nearly halfway through October. That’s right. October…almost November. I don’t know about anyone else, but I blinked and missed summer this year. I played one, that’s right one, game of golf, and it was in May. I still occasionally write 2010 on forms and checks. Could we really be almost done with 2011?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thinkday – Why Don’t Representatives Represent Us?

Those of you who know me well know I am a pretty rational guy. Politically I consider myself a moderate, choosing to vote based on individual analysis of people and issues. While it is true I may lean slightly to the left, I would never consider myself a conservative Republican, nor a liberal Democrat.

One thing that has always puzzled me is how often I hear the words “I wish Washington represented the people.” These are supposed to be OUR elected officials who will take our will to the city, state, or federal level to make sure our society functions as WE see fit. But often we end up with representatives who seem to pander to special interest, or lean a bit, to be blunt, on the fanatic and crazy side.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thinkday – The Death of a Terrorist

Last week I mentioned I would be speaking on my views of insurance and credit, and how they drive prices up, but after Sunday’s news of the death of Osama bin Laden I have to push back that topic to focus on this one.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thunkday - Missed Deadlines

Wow, so I have only been doing this blog for two months and I missed a deadline. The last few days have been so busy at home and work that I didn't even think about it being Wednesday today until I was eating lunch. Hence today’s post is a Thunkday rather than a Thinkday. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thinkday - Human Resources and People; Which Are You?

Recently, at work I opened my big mouth and told the wrong people about an article I had read last week, and my opinion on it. As my reward they of course asked me to write a blog post on my thoughts for MarketStar's Blog this Friday; you get a sneak peak today.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thinkday – What is a Genius?

What does it mean to be a genius? Most people would say that to be a genius you have to be really smart. I don’t think that is the case. I see genius as being the ability to think and excel in a given category.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thinkday – Doing What We Can

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” This is probably my favorite quote from my favorite historical figure. It resonates with me on a primal level. I am a firm believer that each person is capable of great things; some squander this potential, while others grasp it with both hands.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thinkday - What Happened to My Childhood Dreams?

I struggled with whether to post this thought or not, in fear that some people would see it as depressing, but in the end I decided it was worth it. For a few weeks now I have been thinking about fulfilling your dreams and destiny, wait that came out wrong, I have been thinking of what it means to fulfill one’s dreams and destiny. I don’t know about you, but I always feel that there is something more I am meant to do than what I am doing now. I don’t know if this is from a feeling of not accomplishing my childhood dreams, or a higher power at work, but I constantly feel that the status quo isn’t enough.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thinkday - AT&T Buying T-Mobile

Something big caught my eye on Sunday that I just couldn’t let pass by. I am talking about the acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T. In case you hadn’t heard, AT&T announced on Sunday that they were buying T-Mobile for roughly $39 Billion, yes that’s with a “B”.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thinkday - Daylight Saving Time

Welcome to Thinkday, formerly Tuesday, on What I’m Thinking About. Every Thinkday I will write about a topic that has been on my mind during the last week. I hope you will find the post informative and entertaining. In coming weeks you the readers of this blog will pick my topic, but today I am going to talk about something that has been annoying me since 2:00am Sunday morning. That’s right, Daylight Saving Time.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

What is this blog anyway?

I am one of those people who are always thinking.  I don’t mean to say I have a lot of good ideas; more like my brain doesn’t turn off.  Sometimes people call me a “thinker” which I am not sure is good or bad.  One thing is for sure though; I have an opinion and view on pretty much everything.