Monthly Archive:: June 2016

Learn to “Talk Tech” without Being User Friendly

For an old man, I’m pretty “hep,” or “with it,” as the kids say.  (No, they don’t.) For a member of the older generation, I’m neato. I’m boss. I’m “what’s happening.” (Not even close.) It has always amused me when people think they’ve “cracked ...Read More

26 Words that Are Fun to Say

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Lost in the Wonder of an Endlessly Creative God

The God I serve is endlessly creative and his creations are endlessly fascinating. The apostle Paul says we can learn about God’s nature by looking at what He has made: By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have ...Read More

The Perfect Gift for a Parent

I’m 66 years old. That’s 66 birthdays, 65 Christmases, 65 Father’s Days (35 as a father), etc. Eventually, you get to a place where you pretty much have everything you want that’s within reason. (This, of course, excludes the Tesla [do they make a ...Read More

I’m Not Like Everybody Else

I’m not like everybody else. Take restaurants for example. When I go into a restaurant, I want to sit at a table, not in a booth.  Recent studies show that everybody except me wants a booth. In fact, if it weren’t for the fact ...Read More

Am I Ready for the Storm?

These days, I find myself walking a tightrope between two somewhat contradictory lines of thinking. On the one hand, I am very much in favor of the ideal of our nation being the “leader of the free world,” a nation where everyone lives in ...Read More

Nashville’s BEST Used Book, Music, and Video Store

The first time you walk into McKay’s Books on Old Hickory Blvd. near Charlotte in West Nashville, TN, you just stand there in slack-jawed astonishment. Imagine a store the size of a Kroger supermarket filled with used books, music, movies, and a whole lot ...Read More

How to Excel at Your Job and Fail at the Same Time

What do you do when achieving excellence in your field and achieving your employer’s desired results are mutually exclusive? That is the question faced by the career sign spinner. Sign spinning, or sign twirling, began somewhere around 2006 as a means of directing the ...Read More