I’m a Random Ramblin’ Man!

The famous poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote

“Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.”

Well, for me Henry got that right about four weeks ago, when my “rainy day” became a “rainy week” as everything – home, car, work, Red Sox, family business, heck, even visiting my local bar – went wrong. On the bright side, I figure I’ve gotten most of the bad luck out of the way, so I’m hoping it only gets better from here.

What better reason to randomly ramble? Continue reading

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Tanks For Nothing, Joe!

Biden-Harris Gas Fuel Gauge

Where I live the price of gasoline has increased $1.00 per gallon between roughly December 1st 2020 and May 15th 2021 (165 days). Or, 115 days since Joe ROBinette Biden* Jr. was (s)elected (p)Resident.

If this trend continues the price of gas will have increased about $12.50 per gallon by the end of Biden*s (p)Residency in 2024.

Unhappy Motoring! And…

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Quote of the Day: Apple Bytes?

“Getting customers using our [Apple] stores is one of the best things we can do to get people hooked to the ecosystem. The more people use our stores the more likely they are to buy additional Apple products and upgrade to the latest versions. Who’s going to buy a Samsung phone if they have apps, movies, etc already purchased? They now need to spend hundreds more to get to where they are today.”
- Eddy Cue, Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Apple Inc. (email to Apple CEO Tim Cook, 2013)

FYI: “Apple Bytes” used to be a weekly video program hosted by Brian Tong on the C|NET website. It stopped after Brian left CNET.

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Quote of the Day: Alone Together, Naturally.

“We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude.”
- Aldous Huxley,The Doors of Perception“, 2009, HarperCollins Publishers, ISBN-13: 9780061729072

What prompted me to write this quote? Not just that I believe it’s true – that despite how keen our senses, the level of our intelligence, our persistence of memory, the generosity of our emotions, and the depth of our understanding, each of us is ultimately alone – but that the CEO and co-founder of a 57-person software company reminded his employees of Huxley’s harsh but true observation.

Read the CEO’s entire statement to his employees…and then, read how his employees responded.

Full disclosure: To my knowledge I am not connected in any direct way to the CEO, the company, or to any current or former employee of the company…or, to Aldous Huxley.

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Quote of the Day: Two Cents About Sense

“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in His presence.”

- First Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians 1:27-29, Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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