Talked to a friend last Friday night. Convo gets around to I'm working on my car replacing front wheel bearings. . . she says "hey, you think you can replace a distributor?"Ah,. . . probably, what's…Continue
"Actually Jack. . . the argument "should" be. . . roads and schools are paid for (at least how it supposed to work) by property taxes and licensing and fuel taxes. Michael B. you can not pay any of those by not driving and not owning…"
"It's likely a self confidence/image issue. Could be related to something incredibly horrible that happened to her or a bad reaction to "life" that most people have dealt with in a much more effective fashion. Figure out what you can…"
"The tone of this. . . plus the fact that you admit to using passive-aggressive tactics makes me think, "If you want to find the whiner, look in the mirror."
If you want respect you have to give it first."
"I'm not saying you're wrong in your assessment in your skill level but, without hearing you play I don't know if you really are at that level. Having said that. . .
Once you reach a certain level of ability on any instrument…"
"Time. That's it.
Women react to what they feel right now. Later on she may change her mind or feel differently. I don't know if anyone asked yet but
Do you want to have kids?
That is as an important of a question as the question of your…"
"Sorry it didn't go your way. Hopefully we motivated you to crush it. More importantly as you reflect you learn and improve yourself from the experience. It may not be accurate to call it a failure. . . if you improve from the experience it is…"
"Marketing. . . isn't that about 'pitching' ideas? This 'pitch' is your best idea. . . YOU! Management's minds are made up huh? Why would they give you a shot. Remember the question about the 'pitch'? If…"
"This is semantics. . . but what you are describing "perfect in your eyes, to your standards" is what I call excellence. I think perfection is a lie. Okay, Miles Davis 'Blue 'n Green' is the exception."
"Forgot to mention the coarseness or fineness of the grind. It's a surface area thing. Finer grind = more surface area for same amount of beans. Another example. . . put room temp beer or soda in a cooler with just ice. . . it takes along time…"
"Water temperature of the drip machine may be part of the problem. Hotter water = stronger flavor. Also using a wire screen filter instead of paper makes a stronger brew, it lets the oils through which get trapped by the paper."
"I don't understand this "creepy" emotion! They don't have kids, they aren't married, they aren't engaged, they don't even live together. Most, not all, women want something/someone around. . . most of the time.…"
"Disclaimer: I used to say that if it is a guy and a girl (even engaged/married) "if he can't keep her TOO BAD! He isn't doing something right but, I won't be a 'home wrecker' if they have kids together." Kids…"
Music,Playing Guitar (and all that goes with it) Art, Life, Self-improvement, gaining experience, learning for them, sharing them. The teachings of Buddha that are practical in the modern world.
Freakonomics and Super-Freakonomics, Outliers, The Tipping Point, Way of the Superior Man, Dealing With People You Can't Stand, Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment, Poker Wisdom of a Champion (aka According to Doyle).
Brad Paisley, Eddie Van Halen, Eminem, George Strait, Marty Stuart, Kenny Burrell, Some Coltrane, Bruce Hornsby, Bela Fleck, Some Miles Davis, JS Bach.
Not everything that is a struggle is worthwhile but, most things that are worthwhile will be a struggle.
"Yes, I am in Italy. For now, I have noticed a big improvement. I'm trying to improve my food lifestyle. The most difficult thing is the workout, I feel strongly limited but I will try to find the right rhythm"
"Hmm...I would be curious to hear from other parts of the world with socialized medicine such as Canada and England to see if they have the same issues and put the "increased access and utilization" reason to test.
I still stand by my…"
"P2) The answer to this is increased access and utilization of healthcare over time.
P3) See the answer for paragraph 2.
P4) It's the existence of choice - we now have the choice to not just "grin and bear it." Sever and/or chronic…"
"I'm 6'2 but since I usually slouch people think I'm around 6. I agree that women seem to usually prefer taller men but most don't seem to care as long as the man is at least her height or taller. And I have not met many many…"