Stop buying paper towels

Save the rain forests and add a little style back to your dinner table. Use dinner napkins. You know, actual cloth napkins. Remember those? Your mother used to use them. Maybe your grandmother. Anyway, stop buying paper towels! It’s a waste of paper, and cloth napkins are actually cheaper in the long run, anyway.

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The job market

When I applied and scheduled an interview for a job at the “financial arm” of the Methodist Church, I knew I was not a right fit for them. After all, I’m not only not Methodist, I’m not even a Christian.

When the HR manager called a couple days later to cancel the interview, I had a strong suspicion her excuse was concocted.

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Quote of the Day

“Watching Titanic [the part where the ship is sinking] is like watching the U.S. economy, where the rich conspire to sink as many of the poor as they possibly can.” — Bill Holmes (yes, I thought this one up myself!)

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Safety first

Always wear your safety glasses when mowing the lawn or weed-eating. I didn’t today (though I do half the time), and I got hit in the eye with a rock that was launched by the mower blade, bounced off the side of the house, and hit me in the left eye.

My first thought after I let go of the mower — which killed the engine — and put my Continue reading Safety first

Another interview

I went to another job interview yesterday. It was downtown Nashville in the once trendy Cummins Station building. I've had a few consulting clients there over the years. The company interviewing me shall remain nameless. Coincidentally, a few hours before the interview I received a “checking Continue reading Another interview