From a 03/31/08 e-mail to my supervisor at the dollar store. This was a young man who had never had a paying job before, and thus certainly no experience in supervision; and I had a mind to give him some pointers on the nature of leadership. Previous conversations had already established that he regarded himself as a devout Christian.
If you’ve never seen it before, I’d urge you to see the movie Patton (link to Wikipedia). Actually, I’d urge you to buy a copy (link to Amazon).
2A centurion there had a slave whom he valued highly, and who was ill and close to death. Continue reading Leadership, Patton and Jesus
“I’m sexy and I know it.” NOT!
Ironically, I really like the GEICO Pinocchio commercials.
Continue reading Pinocchio
This is community psychopathy.
Related: What’s in a name?
Man arrested for killing Tommie the dog: ‘I snapped’
A man with diagnoses of schizophrenia and BPD has no business owning a pit bull. Note that his wife reversed her testimony.
There is no truth without love.
Put differently, an open mind requires an open heart. Continue reading Open heart
How do you feel when someone calls you a liar?
It’s best to assume people are honest — that they really believe what they say. You have no need to believe the same things, but you do best to believe they do. Continue reading Do you lie?
My bud showed up at the mission with two black eyes and a broken leg.
Said he’d been at the wrong place at the wrong time.
I said, “Dude, you went there.”
Continue reading The wrong place at the wrong time? Don’t go there.
The story of Dez Bryant’s childhood nearly gave me nightmares.
Continue reading Dez Bryant, love and responsibility
(Originally posted 08/04/12 at Trojan Horse Productions. Reblogged 05/28/14.)
Officer Nasty works security at the library. He doesn’t wait for trouble to happen or for someone to ask him for help. Instead, he constantly patrols the whole place looking for people who may be breaking the rules, so he can put them out. He walks up and down the narrow aisles of the computer center to see what you have on your screen. He comes into the men’s room hoping to catch someone in the act — act of what, I can’t imagine. You get the picture.
Continue reading The Gestapo librarian