Blog Posts

The substance of blog posts is almost always date-specific...usually something that happened on a particular day. If you're looking for "timeless" content, head on over to Stubs, where I've started a number of posts to capture some preliminary thoughts about various topics I want to explore. (As I flesh those out, they'll turn into proper, organized posts, rather than being in a "writing stubs" dumping ground!)

24 Hour Fitness and Their Organizational Incompetence

2021-09-30 (last updated on 2021-10-15) | Edit on GitHub

24 Hour Fitness has some of the most scattered customer service (and potential lack of scruples) I've seen yet.

Adventures in Uncling: No Negotiating

2021-09-25 (last updated on 2021-10-18) | Edit on GitHub

Firm and kind, I patiently explained the nature of our relationship and acting toward our mutual interest. and Ceva Home Delivery

2021-05-21 (last updated on 2021-06-08) | Edit on GitHub

I am absolutely floored at the sheer incompetence of Ceva Home Delivery.

Siete Foods

2020-08-16 | Edit on GitHub

I was already an enthusiast of their myriad products. Their customer service earned my loyalty for life.

Unconscious Bias

2020-06-27 | Edit on GitHub

A firsthand experience of observing unconscious bias in action was truly eye-opening.

Microsoft Account Security

2020-06-21 | Edit on GitHub

What passes for security at Microsoft is staggeringly disconcerting.

United Flight 2294

2020-02-28 | Edit on GitHub

An experience with a flight attendant taught me a powerful lesson about compassion and mindfulness.

A Sobering Krav Maga Experience

2019-11-16 | Edit on GitHub

For the first time since starting Krav Maga over 4 years earlier, I had an experience in class that was so disorienting and exhausting that I struggled to muster up the will to keep fighting.

Involuntary Nonconsciousness

2011-06-22 | Edit on GitHub

This was the first time I passed out from a "purely psychological" trigger. But regaining consciousness was the most interesting part of the experience.