Celebrate the good times

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship lately. What it is, how you define it, when it’s good, and when it’s not. First, the idea that the best friends to have are those who are with you in the bad times. I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t agree with that, at least not entirely. I know a number of people who are right there when someone they know is hurting; when relationships break … Wait, there’s more!

In five years….

The future's gonna be amazing!

In five years, the world will be different, and probably amazing.  The bits between here and there, however…. yeah, pretty scary. The upcoming leaders The new generation of leaders that are coming up have really caught my attention of late.  I’m not talking about the ones graduating from college and university, but the ones still working their way through high school.  These are the people who will begin taking command five years hence and lead … Wait, there’s more!

It’s all about perception

In the eye of the beholder

After writing about optimism in my last post, I’ve started thinking more about the larger issues buried in the single example of optimism.  In the same way that optimism is choosing to see the positive in situations, the idea that you see what you look for, in anything, is an intriguing one. We all know people who can see the worst in anything.  No matter what the occasion, they seem to be surrounded by darkness; … Wait, there’s more!

Optimist or oblivious?

Don't ignore the negative, but choose the positive.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what “optimism” really is.  It’s a word that’s been bandied about in my world recently, and it strikes me that it seems to mean something different for every person that uses it.  It certainly means something different to them than it does to me. According to, optimism is: a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. the belief that good ultimately predominates over evil in the world. Interestingly, it uses the phrases “more favourable” and “most favourable”, and specifically mentions evil in … Wait, there’s more!

Very limited evacuation

Flee while you can!

Specifically, me.  Where do I even start…..? I work in the back corner (behind dividers) of a larger office in the Tech area of a University library.  I’m actually working for another company, too, so I’m not on any of the mailing lists for the building in which I work.  Nor do I have any form of official ID.  This will be important. At 2:45 Friday, while I’m working diligently away, the lights go out. … Wait, there’s more!