A question small business owners get asked a lot: “If you could go back in time to your first day in business, what would you tell yourself?” In fact, it’s this month’s Word Carnival topic. My answer might surprise you, but I would tell myself absolutely nothing. See, in Star Trek, they have this rule […]
One of my (former) readers was disturbed enough by my last post and comic on the dangers of slut-shaming as a defense to plagiarism to send me an email about it. They asked me two questions: Why would I want to publicly out my ex wife on her infidelity AND her copyright infringement (and why would I […]
A while ago, a friend discovered my Are You Burnt Out PSA had been shared by a Facebook page with 31,000 likes. That post was shared by another 500+ folks after that. I’m truly and honestly flattered that so many folks would share my joke. There was only one problem: the original poster had removed my logo […]
It’s 9:21 AM on Tuesday April 23rd and I’m working on my slides for a three-day training I’m going to be giving tomorrow. I’m in my PJs and slippers. Enjoying my third cup of coffee. My cell phone goes off (which I don’t notice, because I hate the phone and leave it on mute most […]
Unthinkable darkness can never outshine even the tiniest of sparks of light.
Freelancers, Small Business Owners: Don’t Accept Less Than What You’re Worth For Any Job. Small Business Owners: Pay People What They’re Worth. I’d like to tell you a story. A local business, who I will not name (because I don’t believe they actually intended harm or knew how bad “spec work” requests are), decided that […]
If you’re not a fan of Stargate: Atlantis, you may not know what a Wraith is. They are one of the most terrifying baddies ever conceived of in SciFi. Their basic M.O.: they suck the life out of their victims to heal themselves, live forever as a result, and have turned the Pegasus galaxy into […]
A building flying through space at warp speed? Fine. Seeing TNG uniforms on the bridge of the TOS Enterprise? That gets me all twitchy.
I’ve long been a power-crazed dictator. It’s why I run my own business – and why I enjoyed spending my free time growing up playing SimCity. I was the Mayor of countless cities. Some were awesome examples of wind and solar power and recycling. Some were thriving educational towns. Some were destroyed by UFOs. Hours upon […]