Welcome to the "Community Building" Category

Be the Agitator

While walking across the parking lot after work recently, a colleague asked me how my day went. I don’t normally write about work specifically. It’s a dangerous line to cross. In fact, I have many, many interesting things to say that would probably get me into varying degrees of trouble, so I’ll keep my mouth […]

Laziness and Incompetence Bother Me – A Lot

Recently I’ve had several run-ins with laziness and incompetence, which could also be referred to as a lack of conscientiousness. And boy-oh-boy does it bother me! I’ve seen it at work, in my volunteer community, in dealing with contractors and with service providers. There seems to never be a day that goes by where I […]

Remembering Everyone’s Name: My Secret Revealed

It was a dark and stormy December night and I was holed up in the basement of some seedy downtown bar, surrounded by dozens of strangers. Everyone was staring at me. My reputation was on the line. Escape was futile. And then I pulled it off: Around the room I went, remembering everyone’s name with […]