Category: Thoughts

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There’s a Woodpecker Jackhammering Away at the Back of My House Right Now And, to Be Honest, It’s Getting Annoying

Jackhammerin'

I’m sitting here peacefully trying to compose another pure gold article for Gary (my #1 Internet fan — hey Gary) and I CAN’T CONCENTRATE! But I know it’s not your fault. I know YOU personally didn’t spend months training a wild woodpecker to do mildly evil, annoying things. And you didn’t use your elite hacking …

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The Importance of Defining Success for Yourself

“Success” is a tricky word. Everyone intuitively knows what it means.   But how often do you stop and think about whether or not the type of success you’re pursuing is what you really want? External forces — family pressures, financial needs, social media influences, advertising, mainstream culture — are all too happy to define …

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My Website Threw a Tantrum the Other Day and I’m Finally Ready to Talk About It

Earliest Days This website — my website — is still very young.  Really, it’s just a baby (OMG thanks for asking; it’ll be seven weeks this Saturday). And even though it hasn’t accomplished much yet, I’m wicked fahhkin’ proud of it, kid. (Sorry, I switch to a bad Boston accent when I’m excited, ya bastids.) …

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My Facebook Page Has 1 Like And, Though I’m Incredibly Proud Of And Humbled By This Particular Like, I Want To Harness The Power And Kindness Of The Internet To Potentially Double This Number By 2019

Facebook logo

An Open Letter to Whomever is Reading This Right Now There’s something pure about having only one “like” to keep track of on my Official Facebook page for Entire Thoughts.  All the graphs and insights are quite simple and easy to follow visually, which is great. Plus I’m able to conduct very effective targeted marketing …

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How to Keep People Far, Far Away from Your Website

Sand dunes, Death Valley

Step 1: Get domain name. Step 2: Prepare for immediate success.  Think grandiose thoughts, like: Buckle the fuck up people of Earth — this shit is happening. Ooh, what’s happening??? Nothing…just, my NEW FUCKING WEBSITE!!!  *fist pump* *high kick* *jump spin* *crotch grab* Step 3: Fantasize about staying humble when the hurricane of instant online …

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Things I Don’t Know That I Know I Should Know

Vintage nerd at computer

World Geography The part of my brain responsible for learning geographical information retired and filed for Social Security the second I mastered U.S. states and their capitals. Sorry, rest of the world. I can still get by; I generally know where things are.  But I’m not winning any global geography trivia nights. What Makes Cars …

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Why You Should (Probably) Avoid Public Accounting

Shawshank - In the Rain

I’m a CPA with a Master’s degree in accounting.  And I’m truly glad that I understand how to read financial statements, prepare a tax return, and manage and invest my own money.  I’m even more glad that I don’t work in public accounting anymore. Looking back, I originally liked the idea of a career in …

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The Life and Art of R. Crumb

R. Crumb Self-Portrait

I have a longstanding fascination with the cartoonist and artist Robert Crumb.  He’s an unapologetic misanthrope, subversive eccentric, and a one-of-a-kind artist. He oozes authenticity. When I was 11-years-old, my dad and I rented the documentary “Crumb” from Blockbuster as our Friday night movie of the week.  It got great reviews and my dad was …