My Favorite: Mistakes

For most of my childhood, my dad was an avid Aikidoist. I would sometimes go to the dojo with him, and watched as he and other grown ups would roll themselves into incredibly agile little balls and roll in a circle around the room as part of their warm up. It always looked fun to me, but when my parents tried to encourage me to take classes with the other kids, I balked.

Even at the tender age of 7, I was afraid of being bad at something. I had already figured out that I was “bad at gym class” and that I wasn’t good at tumbling, gymnastics, etc. Taking classes at the dojo felt like it was just going to be more of the same gym class stuff that I was already trying to avoid with timely visits to the nurse. Read More My Favorite: Mistakes

Horrible Bosses isn’t Horrible

The comedy veers from funny-uncomfortable into just uncomfortable quite a few times, but the underlying message, and the general likeability of and chemistry between the leads (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) slips this low-brow comedy just barely into the “go see” category. Read More Horrible Bosses isn’t Horrible

Workplace Abuse and You

Having recently quit a hateful job – a situation so bad I quit without finding my next position first – I’ve been sharing my experiences with friends and family, and I’ve noticed that the responses have been divided between two very distinct options.

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