15 in the A.M.

15 in the A.M.

State of the Mike

I haven’t written a 15 in the AM post in quite a long time. Gee, what to write about… I walked outside this morning to drain my pool. In the process, poison found me and my leg and arm are itching. I do not like...

Why Marvel is Better at Making Movies…

…than DC Comics. Ben Affleck is hanging up the cape, according to a report that the actor is leaving the Batman franchise. Affleck’s exit comes on the heels of another departure from the DC universe, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which claims Henry Cavill will no longer be Superman. via...

Around the Twitter-verse – Monday Edition

Monday is World #SuicidePrevention Day. Find out what you can do if you think someone is considering suicide: https://t.co/LjJTFt2sBe #WSPD2018 #Letstalk pic.twitter.com/yYs8qrHqvQ — United Nations (@UN) September 10, 2018 Successful deployment of Telstar 18 VANTAGE to a geostationary transfer orbit confirmed. pic.twitter.com/nlRgxoILJ9 — SpaceX (@SpaceX)...

Random Haberdashery

I don’t know what haberdashery means but it fit in the title. Ok, I know what it means but like Google, I like to hijack words to make them them mean what I want them to mean. So, henceforth — haberdashery means “shizz.” First thing...

Science Fiction or Not

Sometimes, we don't really need to involve aliens in a screenplay to make the story interesting. I bring this up because my current project is one that could have easily incorporated an alien element and I'm sure it would have made for an entertaining movie....

Taking Pictures…of our food?

Perhaps, it's one of the most perplexing questions of our time. Why do people take pictures of their food? For some reason I can't explain, I'm not impressed. In fact, I feel sorry for people who take pictures of their food because it tells me...

Scarey Nanny Crap

While reading the NYT this morning, I came across this article about technology that allows parents to monitor their kids online activity. The problem with the article (a point that they sneak in at the very end) is that monitoring your childs every move is...

My Problems with Farmville

  1. Way Too Much “Sharing” 2. Way Too Many “Notifications” 3. Notifications literally can interrupt game play, thought processes, and bring the game to an abrupt halt. I’ve been in “placement mode” only to have a notification kick me out of it. Same with...

Why We Have More Gays and Other Fun Facts

Sometimes when I listen to the shows that I produce, I learn a little somethin’ somethin’. Yesterday was no exception when I taped Brass Balls Radio with Wendy Sullivan and Kimberly Haney. The discussion led to excess estrogen in the water supply and how it...

A Quick One

Sometimes writing comes easy to me and sometimes it doesn’t. Most times, my head fills up with ideas and then I just need to find the right “valve” to use to control the flow to paper. Usually, that is exactly how the process works for...

Containment

I’d like to talk about the term “containment” as it relates to forest fires. Is it appropriate to claim 5% containment on a forest fire? Ah..no. Could you say that the fire is 5% “under control?” Ah..no. What does the word “containment” actually mean? Containment...

Stuck in Culture

First things first. I made a logo for this 15 minutes of blogging in the morning thing. It’s crappy but then again, I’m no artist. Pretty sure we can all agree on that. Shut up Jennifer. Nobody asked you. 🙂 Now, let’s get on to...

15 in the AM for May 30, 2012

This could be the title of my latest book, “How to Neuter Your Computer.” The idea behind using a computer to make you or your company more productive is to actually allow the computer to do most of the work. Some companies follow that philosophy...

15 in the AM for May 29, 2012

This is a new idea I came up with to force myself to post more on my own website. Take 15 minutes and write about what’s on my mind before I launch into the day. Today, I find myself focusing on an audiobook I’m listening...