The Frosted Panes of Glassdoor
There’s a new app on Facebook called Glassdoor. A friend asked me to “like” it to get access to the listings. Sure, says I. Next thing I know, I’ve got a headhunter working for me. Glassdoor’s helping me find a new gig. I won’t dispute the fact that at times I can use help finding a little gainful employment. So let’s see what my ol’ glassdoor headhunter came up with for me. Just as a...
Of Mice and Men
Spoiler: the title doesn’t have anything to do with the post. Steinbeck stumbled upon one of the great human themes in his book which “shares” the title of my post (though I can’t recall who were the rodents in that story). Recognizing my posts don’t come close to capturing the grandiosity of the human/rodent struggle, I use a common literary technique called stealing to make you...
Rule #27 - Never, Never, Never ... (that's why...
Never, never, never be the first to say, “I love you.” If you do, all is lost and nothing I say can help you. You will have lost all power in the relationship. Face it, it’s not about love anyway, it’s about power. (It’s only about love when it’s love of power.) Now, when your partner says it, never say, “I love you too.” Answer with “I love you back.” This way, if things...
A Note on Habits and Routines
I have bad habits. Bit by bit, I’m replacing them with good habits and routines. One bad habit was not rinsing the cat food cans after I fed Squiggy and Vinnie. The cans need to be rinsed before they go into the recycling bin. I would fill the cans with water and put them in the sink with the dishes. My excuse was I didn’t have time and would rinse them when I did dishes (whenever...
All In My Head
Something is wrong with me. No matter, it’s all in my head. I live my life in chaotic disorganization shooting from the hip: ready, fire, aim. Nothing to worry about. It’s all in my head. I am mentally ill. But it’s all in my head?! There are also things right with me. I am smart. (Well, let’s say intelligent. I don’t think I’ve ever been smart.) I am...
Just got back from a quick morning walk. There was a moo-cow close to the fence along the farm road. On impulse I went over to pet her. The following is a transcript of what ensued. Greg: Oow! The moo-cow bit me! Cow: Greg. You’re a 50-year-old man. I think you can stop calling us moo-cows. Greg: Holy crap! The moo-cow can talk! Cow: Nevermind. Stay tuned to Further Adventures.
Depression is a Bitch!
Depression is a beast with razor-sharp claws & pointy incisors. The beast attacks me, digs those fangs into me, uses its claws to tear at my soul and doesn’t, never wants to let go. When I’m depressed time stops. A simple scratchy throat can make me think life is hopeless and the only solution is suicide. The intensity of the depression dictates how close I get to trying to end my...
“A great civilization in not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.” This quote by philosopher Will Durant prefaces the Mel Gibson movie Apocalypto. I watched it for the first time last night (actually watched it twice, back-to-back). Gibson directed and produced. The plot encompasses the small world of a village in the rain forest and the history of new...
Things that keep me up late
Why does fridge have a ‘d’ in it, but refrigerator doesn’t? I get so confused!
Did I stutter?!
Monster.com works really well at finding jobs for you based on the keywords you provide. I gave them “writing” and here are some of the jobs they chose for me: •Basis Solution Specialist •IT Security Manager •Vehicle Maintenance Manager •Mechanical Inspector 2nd shift •Environmental jobs, Project Manager /Project Engineer, Remediation, Site Operations & Building...
No one could blame American women here if they all suddenly decided to leave the...– John Oliver on American contraception debates, The Bugle 183 (via sixpencesoulcake) This is one of those situations where I was like “HEY WHAT’S THIS BUGLE OTHER THAN A SNACK” and I found out it’s a podcast! So I will listen to this.
"...," he said hesitantly.
Since I never know what I will do actually I’ll make this announcement with qualifiers. I may be back on the writing stick. Been making lots of notes for a novel. Also, saw The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and was mesmerized and inspired by it. I’m gonna read the book, but the short of it is, I want to create something equally compelling. From the angle of reverse inspiration,...
Drive Time on SweatZoneMusic.com →
Streaming Live on SweatZoneMusic.com this and every Thursday 6-8pm est! Dive House Studio Featuring House DJ Music-By-Yoko presents “Drive Time.” He will rock you out and soothe your soul … at the same time.
Have I mentioned that I’m letting go of labels and the last thing I want to be is a philosopher. That would mean I’m thinking entirely too much. I shouldn’t be thinking at all. I don’t want to be anything. How about I just be?
Fifty and Counting!
I turn 50 this year (February 7th). I’ve decided that in commemoration of the momentous occasion, I’m going to do something special every month. I’ve got a list of 17 or 18 things. So it’s gonna be a long, happ’n year!. Some of the things planned are biggies, like scuba diving, sky diving, and learning to moonwalk (the cost of the lunar trip for that one is normally...
Don't think ... Feeeeel.
We need emotional content. It is like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory. —Bruce Lee, Enter the Dragon
Anonymous asked: Hi Greg, it's Dan Hershey from Toastmasters. I'd been checking your blog off and on and noticed you haven't posted anything for a month or so. How are things going? I found your photos posting intersting. I was a little leery about contacting you through the blog; for some reason it kind of seems like snooping. I'm probably a more private than the average person. Hope we can...
Sarah sems to have gotten more of the good looks genes than you did. :-)
GregAmos Crackerjack Reporter Strikes Again →
Dear Whiskers End
I realize it’s a difficult decision, especially for a man, but I would suggest neutering. It will go a long way to helping Squiggy and Vinnie’s anti-social behavior. If that doesn’t help. take the leather jackets away. Ferocious felines fade without their colors. And you could always soak the chain mail in water. Rusty is slower.
A Profound Moment of Zen
I spent some time meditating with Vinnie. I think he was meditating. His eyes were half closed. He alternated between a resonate purring and a deep breathing as he lay on my chest, his tiny body moving up and down from my own meditative breaths. Then, I guess when he was done, he stood, climbed down and walked away.
Gang Activity in Lititz, PA
Dear Ann Landers, I have recently discovered that my cats, Squiggy and Vinnie are members of a gang. The Furry Furies. They’ve been responsible for calf slayings, scratch graffiti and other acts of vandalism in the area. In hindsight, I should never have bought them those leather jackets or that chain mail. No one ever told me raising two feline boys would be such a challenge. What...
Hey, check out the post “I think I’m hooked.” I didn’t write this. I’ve got actual fan mail. Stay tuned to Further Adventures. —gregamosrocks
I think I'm hooked!
So now that I’ve known you for a while, when I saw your FaceBook entry about your page - and getting enough likes to be real. I did that and I even read some of your posts. Then I read the rest of them. I think I’m hooked. I even subscribed to your RSS feed so I wouldn’t miss anything, Thanks so much for yet another distraction.
Let's Call A Spade A Spade
I’m just gonna start sayin’ this stuff. I’m American. I was born in America. My mother was born in America. My father was born in America. My paternal grandparents were born in America. What more do I have to do to be American — or more importantly perhaps, to be considered American? My maternal grandparents are of Caribbean descent. Technically, I’m...
The Truth Hurts ...
Or, brand management 101. Read the following in the September issue of Toastmaster, which is involved in an international rebranding campaign: “Nothing kills a brand like sporadic bursts of acttivity, interspersed with extended absence.” Whoooops! Guilty as charged. No wonder yall sometimes forget about me. I’ve been making you. Shame shame shame on me. To rectify the situation, I do hereby...
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Most ads for Karate schools picture someone who can kick straight up, doing a tremendous split as they stand on one leg. Reallly? How many 9’ tall people are there in the world going on rampages that I’d better know how to protect myself against. And I think more importantly, while I’m doing that split and kicking straight into the air, where exactly are they hitting me? Stay...
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The guy at the bakery told me I had to have two sticky buns. I walked away empty handed. I decide how many sticky buns I must or must not have. I got my principles. Stay tuned to Further Adventures. —gregamoswrites … with a clear conscious.