august

My disability fraud neighbor finally got a job

My disability fraud neighbor finally got a job. I'd like to think it had something to do with my motivational speaking, but I think what really happened was that he needed some money to go on a date.

~ a note from Wasilla, Alaska, August 31, 2010

Seeing some dude driving down the road in my car

It's a little disconcerting to walk up to the car repair shop and see some dude driving down the road in my car, window down, sipping a 32-ounce drink from a straw, and generally looking comfortable. They really took my “drive it as much as you need to” comment seriously.

~ Wasilla, Alaska, August 30, 2010

Latest favorite coffee mug alvin August 29, 2019 - 5:01pm

Here’s my latest favorite coffee mug, given to me by a friend, and filled with some organic espresso this afternoon.

(And if you like coffee mugs, you might also like my article, How to design products people love.)

Made a woman cry today

Less than 24 hours back in Colorado, and I made a woman cry today.

But it was a good thing.

We were talking and I mentioned something we had talked about previously, and she said, “I can’t believe you remember that,” and started crying.

Just like someone lifted my spirits back in December of 2005 (a story I wrote about recently), never underestimate the effects of a kind word.

~ August 29, 2018

Live full, die empty

“We don’t take any days for granted,” said Pagano, 58, whom the Bears hired in January. “Every day that we get, we try to kick its ass, take full advantage of it. If you get another one, we’re going to do the same thing the next day.”

“‘Live full, die empty’ is the motto now.”

~ from this story on Chuck Pagano

The five stages of climate change alvin August 22, 2019 - 9:39am

The TheTweetOfGod Twitter account shares the five stages of climate change. If you’ve seen that Alaska and the Amazon jungle are both burning simultaneously, I’m not sure if #5 should be Drowning or Burning.