Donald Trump Made Me Talk About Politics

Donald Trump Made Me Talk About Politics

This was me, on Facebook, 4 years ago: “If you’ve been following me for very long online, you may notice that I virtually never discuss politics or religion.”

And it was true. If you’ve followed me online for just 6 months, you’ll think I always talk about politics. But if you’ve followed me for 3, 5, 10, 15 years, you’ll know that’s not the case. I hardly ever talk about politics.

This election was different. I felt strongly compelled by my favorite MLK quote: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Movies I Watched in July 2015

Movies I Watched in July 2015

With 63 movies behind me in the first half of 2015, I added 10 more in July.

Movies I Watched in June 2015 (and the First Half Numbers)

Movies I Watched in June 2015 (and the First Half Numbers)

I thought I had fallen behind when I posted the May numbers. That was nothing compared to now. Time to claw back. June marks the completion of the first half of 2015.

“I worked at Vistaprint – maybe you’ve heard of them?”

“I worked at Vistaprint – maybe you’ve heard of them?”

I interviewed for a job recently. I drove 5 hours for an all-morning interview with 4 different people. 3 of those conversations were wonderful. 1 was not, and it left me with this funny story.

I was under the impression that I was interviewing for a director-level role, as I made it very clear to them that I wasn’t interested in accepting something below that level. Since they had put me through the interview process and had me travel, I assumed this was understood.

When I sat down to interview with one director-level employee, it became clear that no one had told her. When she asked me to explain how I came to be interested in the role, I walked through the entire process, including the fact that I was looking for a director-level role. You should have seen her face.

Movies I Watched in May 2015

Movies I Watched in May 2015

I have fallen way behind in my movie tracking efforts. Luckily, it’ll only take me two posts to get back to speed. Let’s get into it.

Amazon Echo Review

Amazon Echo Review

Amazon Echo is now available for everyone.

I received mine on November 28. As a Prime member, I was extended the $100 discount and purchased it for $99. But having used it extensively and owned it for 7 months now, I would have happily paid the $199. Disclosure: I am a long term Amazon shareholder and this post contains affiliate links.

Movies I Watched in April 2015

Movies I Watched in April 2015

In April, I watched a lot of TV shows (including The IT Crowd and Inside Amy Schumer). This meant a decrease in movie watching.

Movies I Watched in March 2015 (Plus First Quarter Stats)

Movies I Watched in March 2015 (Plus First Quarter Stats)

March is long gone and, with it, the first quarter of 2015. I decided, at the start of the year, that I would track my moving watching habits for the year and various data points along with it. Not because anyone would care necessarily, but because I thought I personally might find it interesting.

Let’s jump into the numbers for March and then the first quarter totals.

Movies I Watched in February 2015

Movies I Watched in February 2015

As I mentioned at the start of February, I am tracking my movie watching habits this year. This includes a number of different data points, including the services and technologies I use, the years the movies were released and more.

I actually took a break from movie watching for a couple of weeks during the end of February and start of March. Instead, I watched the HBO mini-series, John Adams, and Boardwalk Empire. Parks and Recreation ate into that time a little bit, as well. Since all of that was 100% watched on my tablet, the Fire HDX numbers are obviously down, too.

When You Abuse Vulnerable People in Your Care

It’s hard for me to think of anything that bothers me more than when someone abuses a person who is unable to speak for them self or won’t be believed. Especially when they have accepted a job where they are supposed to care for that person.

The video above is so disturbing (story). A 10 year old special needs student is verbally and physically abused by two teacher’s aides. One aide twists the student’s arm violently, tells him that there “isn’t enough Jesus to fix you” and – most shocking of all to me – strikes him directly in the face as the other aide restrains him.