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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurrah for the Introvert


I read an article about caring for introverts.  Finally someone has spoken up, so to speak, about the needs of this silent minority.  I am an introvert and I’ve put up with too much from the extroverts.  I’ve even been maligned; in the workplace!  I started this blog because although I don’t say much, I still have a lot to say.  Perhaps I can get one step closer to starting an introvert’s rights group.  That may be more difficult than it sounds.  Introverts tend to prefer being quiet.  At least they are saying something on the internet.  That medium lends itself well to the needs of the introvert.  But still, I can’t help wondering what an introvert’s rally would look like.  Quiet, huh.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Sticky Situation

It’s finally summer.  The searing heat is here.  I’m writing this while rivers of sweat roll down my back.  I even tried hanging out someplace with air conditioning.  The sticky heat made it in.  I keep thinking about when winter arrives and there will be days when it’s freezing.   How I’ll miss the sticky heat as I shiver under my blankets.  But until then, the weather must be endured as best as possible.                      

Monday, August 22, 2011

Oh Golden Fields

I’ve been exploring Keizer Rapids park in Keizer Or.  My first visit was brief but I found it more than I expected.  There is an amphitheater situated in a wooded area and tons of trails.  During Riverfair, I explored some of those trails.  There is a path that will take you to the rapids, but there is so much more to see.  There is an extreme Frisbee golf course with stations located in a Jurassic Park type forest and of course golden fields of elephant grass.  It reminded me of the places I enjoyed exploring when I was a child.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Bad Influence

We’ve all been subjected to them.  They come in all kinds.  The particular influence I’m writing about involved the use of shoulds, oughts, and it’s always been that ways.  It’s the sort of thinking that states something must be one way even when it’s obvious that the one way no longer works.  It’s made me wonder how many people have been subjected to opinions disguised as facts.  For a world in turmoil, an outdated influence is a bad influence.  And maybe that’s why the world is in turmoil.  People are still trying to make the old way work.                                                                                                                                      

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Skirting the issue


It often happens that I find a link to a website, follow it and glance at the article.  I’m lured there by the title of the article; it promises information that I’m looking for or might be interested in.  The issue is the content of the site.  It doesn’t thoroughly address the subject of the title.  There is no meat to the content.  This is something that happens more often than I like.  The worst part is trying to write about it without doing the same thing.  The clearest I can put this is to give an example.  I see a lead for a posting that offers information on using social media.  The title implies that I’ll be able use what I have to my best advantage.  When I reach the site, what I find is some mumbling , a “look what I can do” message or an unconvincing sales pitch.  I’m all for ecommerce, but isn’t there a better way?