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Is the world going to hell in a handbasket? | Off Kilter

Now with that title, my first guess is that you’re wondering if everything is OK with me? Well, let me say that as far as I know, everything with me is fine. But if you’re paying attention, at …

Too much automation | Off Kilter

I got to thinking about all the ways we are being “helped” by automation in our modern society – and how sometimes perhaps there might be “just a little too much” of it. An example: My …

OK, today I’m going to “channel” that great American comedy resource, Dave Barry. He is a national treasure. From time to time, he wrote a column (his “home” newspaper is the Miami Herald) …

The Queen and the monarchy | Off Kilter

OK, you would have to have been unconscious for the past week to not know that the Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away at the age of 96. This followed the passing of her …

Are you safe? | Off Kilter

We’re all concerned as to whether we are safe. Safe in our homes, safe going to the store, safe going out in public. Let me address this. There are almost 8 billion people in the world. A large …

Coincidence | Off Kilter

I got to thinking about coincidences the other day. It was precipitated by a couple of seemingly random events. The first event was a medical diagnosis I had received from my family doctor. It was …

The Creative Process | Off Kilter

In case any of you wonder how I write this column each week, I will write a bit about the creative process. See this process applies to just about anything a human is attempting to do for the …

People, all types of people

For this week’s column I thought I’d write about the “general” types of people one comes into contact with during a lifetime. I always think of the famous Barbra Streisand song “People.” …

PNW: How do Florida, NYC compare?

Most of us take for granted what the trials and tribulations are when living here in the Pacific Northwest. I thought this week I’d compare some of these against living elsewhere. Specifically, …

Psychobabble | Off Kilter

I guess I’ve been interested in psychology ever since I took a basic course as an undergraduate. Over the years, I’ve both read and experienced firsthand, the science of psychology. The …

Psychobabble | Off Kilter

I guess I’ve been interested in psychology ever since I took a basic course as an undergraduate. Over the years, I’ve both read and experienced firsthand, the science of psychology. The …

Simply a matter of programming (SMOPS) | Off Kilter

A fellow entrepreneur friend of mine, who founded two companies in the same industry as the one I worked in (providing computer systems for publishing companies), used to say this all the time: …

Everything eventually comes to an end | Off Kilter

As a New Englander, I had been rooting for the New England Patriots ever since Tom Brady and Bill Belichick assumed control of the team. I had a very slight acquaintance with owner Robert Kraft …

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