One hundred days until we get a chance to right this ship or sink with it. One hundred days of things getting worse, instead of better. Still, one hundred days until the next chance happens. I've said for the longest time, "Beware of August
Crime in major US cities is and has always been an issue. Some cities are better than others and some cities have some major problems. Chicago has always had a problem with gun violence and is always in the national news. But when was the last time you heard bout Albuquerque or Kansas City in the news? And besides the popular television show, Portlandia, when did the national news talk about a crime wave in Oregon? I’ll give you a moment. This past weekend in Kansas City, Mo, a 4 year old boy was shot in the face while sleeping. ((https://www.kctv5.com/news/local_news/this-is-a-nightmare-kansas-city-boy-dies-after-shot-in-face-while-sleeping/article_7cadcfd6-b9ed-11ea-bd52-6bfe40705268.html)) This past Tuesday, fifteen people were shot in a drive-by shooting at a funeral. ((https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/21/us/chicago-funeral-home-shooting/index.html)) Both of these things are tragic incidents, painful and unacceptable to any city, but this violence didn’t just suddenly occur. At least in the case of Chicago, there has
More on that topic that was from my podcast this week. Good write up from the NYT about the tensions between China and India. And that Warren Ellis post certainly got a lot of traffic this week. Perhaps people were hoping for more sordid details. There aren't any beyond what I told you and what I remember. I won't be adding my story to that website I linked
I don't really want to jump on any coattails or be accused of "clout chasing". That's never been my interest or my jam or my modus operandi. I was going to say something about the accusations a few weeks ago in a podcast and then- I just kind of felt like letting it go. But then I made this podcast this week, which got me to thinking. And then this happened. And I had to have a discussion or two in my DMs on twitter because I, too, was once part of Warren's forum. And I, too, had a similar experience with Warren. The only difference or maybe the only positive thing about it is that I, too, was dropped like a sack of hot potatoes from his life. But it never got to the point as many
A little housekeeping about the website- Starting to get one or two comments on this website- always really thoughtful and great comments that bear discussion. (Check out the one from my last podcast- great stuff. Have asked to repost it as an actual post here.) Seeing that, I felt that the comments on here needed to be improved so now I have threaded comments so that you have the actual ability to respond to someone. I think it makes it far more engaging and engaging is what I want. I landed a small piece of business for my company this week. It isn't much but its more than I had before and that makes me very happy. Any way I can grow my client base for my consulting company, I'm all for. I really am
About two years ago, I went to Cambodia to go see Angkor Wat. But what I specifically wanted to see was "The River of a Thousand Penises". So I went. And I made a video about it. Enjoy.
Featured image from the last great Depression. Well, this news certainly isn't "tasty". (Man, I am so sick of being gloom and doom). Take a look at this chart: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/29/nearly-half-the-us-population-is-without-a-job-showing-how-far-the-labor-recovery-has-to-go.html I look at that chart above and think, "that can't be true". It's rather shocking. But I think some more and I currently know two people personally who lost their jobs. So I ask you: (Now we'll see that only one person reads this website