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Musings on Business, Society and Life

What I Hope We Learn from the COVID-19/Coronavirus Panic

The World is Gripped with Coronavirus Panic COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, aka Wuhan Flu, aka Chinese Bat Flu, aka Kung Flu, has taken the world by storm. Countries are in a panic trying to contain the virus's outbreak, now considered a pandemic. The main thing is that we...

Self-driving cars will save more lives than banning guns ever could.

Facts matter. So, I’ll start by listing some: Auto accidents killed 37,461 in 2016, 90–95% were caused by human error.Deaths by firearm totaled 33,636 in 2013. But 21,175 were suicides. Typically, about 2/3 of gun deaths are suicides each year.Banning guns can’t stop...

Why We Must Fight for Free Speech

You should be allowed to say offensive things. What we currently have is a situation where many people want those with opinions different from their own to be silenced. That’s not only bad for free speech, that’s also bad for society. “Agree with me or be silenced.”...

Why Gun Control Will Lead to More Deaths

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. — Sir Isaac Newton There are always unintended consequences of government intervention. Look that up; it’s not pretty. Examples: war on drugs led to more drugs and broken families, war on poverty created more...

Marlboro and Budweiser getting into Marijuana May Bring Legalization to the US

This was originally published by me on Medium in December 2018. Corporations have immense power in the United States. Many would say they have much more power than the will of the people. Corporations lobby politicians all the time, and they are constantly trying to...
Do I really need a cell phone?

Do I really need a cell phone?

I ask myself: Do I really need a cell phone? I'm on the phone most days. You're reading this on your phone now, aren't you? But do I really need a cell phone? Yes. Do I really need a cell phone carrier (see: expensive bill)? Probably NO. The mini-computers we cram...

How to Replace the ACA

How to Replace the ACA

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was never really affordable. The new people who got covered didn't pay. Most could've just been brought under the Medicare/Medicaid umbrella. The middle class got hammered. Especially people like my mom, who has leukemia. And my monthly...

The Top 10 Books You Need to Read in 2017

The Top 10 Books You Need to Read in 2017

The Top 10 Books You Need to Read in 2017 I gave you 5 books you need to read for 2016. We're all evolving (right?) - getting better every week, month and year. To keep growing, here are the 10 books you need to read in 2017. This list is in no particular order. Start...

Super Bowl 51 Predictions

Super Bowl 51 Predictions

I did pretty well with my World Series predictions in 2016. Let's see if I can hold serve on the Super Bowl 51 predictions... There's a lot of interesting potential matchups, most of which are rematches of earlier Super Bowls: Packers vs Steelers Round 2 (2010) Giants...

How to Know if Your Partner is Micro-Cheating Now

How to Know if Your Partner is Micro-Cheating Now

How to Know if Your Partner is Micro-Cheating Micro-cheating is a thing now. Welcome to 2017. Although the term apparently started in 2016. I guess it's like micro-aggressions? Based on these two absurd, click-bait posts by the same woman, I can only assume that...

A Letter to the Girl I Ghosted

A Letter to the Girl I Ghosted

Dear Girl I Ghosted, I'm sorry. I shouldn't have totally vanished like that. But I didn't know what else to do. I took the easy way out and maybe now I'm just writing this to ease my guilty conscience. We were sitting at your favorite Chinese take-out spot at a small...

Need a Quick, Easy and Free Logo? Here’s Where to Get One

Need a Quick, Easy and Free Logo? Here’s Where to Get One

Canva is the best place for a quick, easy and free logo. You build the logo yourself. If you have a vision, it's easy to do. If you don't have anything in mind, you can get ideas from looking through their pre-made roll of logos. I tried a couple others that I found...

I Sometimes Wish I was a Really Hot Girl

I Sometimes Wish I was a Really Hot Girl

I admit it. From time to time, I wish I was a really hot girl. They get thousands of likes/comments on a basic photo of themselves. They can get a million followers for doing practically nothing (but be hot). If they're smart, they can turn all that into revenue...

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