Friday Morning FYI – 7/17/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – I’m-back-on-home-soil-‘MERICA edition! – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI was going to be really good. Unfortunately, it presented itself to me a 3AM one night, and I committed one of the cardinal sins of writing: “I don’t need to write it down, I’ll remember!” So, for the first time, I’m just going to drop a quote here. Lazy? Sure. But it’s from ‘Walden’, so just read it and think about it. Hopefully that other one will come back to me at some point…

To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 7/3/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – I’m-on-the-other-side-of-the-planet-and-have-no-idea-when-this-will-go-live-Part-2 edition! – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is about the strangeness of duality:

When someone else hates something you love, that thing can be considered bad and good at the same time. If it’s a problem for you two (or even just one of you), you need to uncover which it really is, thereby figuring-out who’s right (not that being right is the important thing). There can be no compromise on this, so don’t go nuts looking for one. Just figure it out and go from there.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 6/26/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – I’m-on-the-other-side-of-the-planet-and-have-no-idea-when-this-will-go-live edition! – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is about (or roundabouts) reacting to sh!tty situations. Went a little non-literal and meta with this one, for whatever reason *shrug*:

Passive aggressiveness and snark are BFFs. And they hang out with mean-spiritedness, insecurity, and ugliness. I know because I used to run with them. I still see PA every now and then, but he brings out the worst in me, so I try to avoid him. Sometimes it’s hard because he never calls ahead, and just shows-up at the worst times. And he brings beer. I’ve gotten good at recognizing his footsteps, though, and won’t answer the door when I know it’s him. I’ve also gotten good at spotting and avoiding people he’s been around. I don’t get mad at them or anything, though. He’s a charming bastard despite being really, really unattractive.

Stay away from him. He’s just not a good guy.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 6/12/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI, my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI combines writing and life into quite the ham-fisted message (if I do say so myself):

Everyone is writing their own story. The sad truth is you won’t know how all those stories play-out because some of the people in whose stories you’re interested won’t let you read what they write. Let those stories go, and get back to writing yours.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}