Another Rainy Day (Or: Is That one Cumulus or Cumulonimbus?)

Cloud: a. noun. A mass of moisture suspended in the atmosphere b. noun. A term invented by some marketing hack somewhere. I hate the term "cloud." People use it interchangeably to mean far too many things, and my problem is and has been for several years that when one person…

The Big Leagues (Or: How I Bat .190 and I'm Fine With That)

I love baseball and hockey, and I don't love dating, but they all have something in common. It's not uncommon to compare dating to sports, and I think it's my turn to do so - with an eye to one very common complaint. I've heard a lot of malarkey in…

The Cold Call (Or: How I've Got Beachfront Property in Kansas to Sell You)

For most people, dating sucks, and there's no way around it. I'm certainly no exception. Oh, I know people who claim to love it in public, and then when it comes down to those private chats over mid-week drinks come the complaints about how it's such a waste of time…

Offshoring (Or: No Matter How Far You Swim, It's Not Worth It)

I'm not a fan of outsourcing, or more specifically, offshoring - and to credit, many people in Western Europe and on the North American continent aren't either. There are many reasons for this, but the two biggest reasons start with the letter C - culture and competence. I'm not going…

On Music (Or: Why We Listen But Don't Always Hear)

I like music. I like music very much. I should also say that I am pickier about music than many of my friends think I am, though it's in a far different manner than most. You see a huge number of my friends are extensively trained musicians, I know people…

Fresh Out of Fairy Dust (Or: A Detailed Analysis of Internet Dating Sites and Apps)

It's the new year, and a lot of people have decided that with the new year, they'll test the waters for dating. I'm not any particular exception to this, having been poking around since late last year. Now as a healthy, active, relatively good looking single mid-30's guy with no…