Traveling to a foreign country for the first time is an experience that usually leaves very deep impressions on people. The culture and customs seem very exotic as one comes to the realization that not everyone lives as they do.
One can have these same experiences upon returning to their home country if they have spent more than a few years overseas. You see your culture from the outside for the very first time. In some cases this is known as “reverse culture shock.”
Corporate Passion! full post
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A very heavy workday has ended and now I have a few minutes before I go into the evening routine. Usually this time would be reserved for playing World of Warcraft but thankfully I think that addiction is starting to wane.
Or, it could be that I’ve created a nice little space for myself in front of the window, assembled an Ikea desk and put a laptop on it. So even though I’ve had no wine and do not feel especially compelled to write I’ve sat down at my desk and begun this aimless post.
These days it is hard to open the newspaper without seeing an article about Facebook, Twitter or the myriad of other internet websites. Everyone is tweeting, Facebooking and posting away it seems.
I wonder if I’m just getting old (at the ripe age of 34) but I find myself becoming less enthusiastic about all these new websites and services that keep popping up. In fact, I find myself unplugging more and more.
Perhaps I am ahead of the curve. I had my first website in 1995 while still in HS and joined Facebook before anyone I knew had. I was constantly online from about 1998 to 2005 vigorously adopting every new internet fad that was out there.
Random Thoughts – Internet full post
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Well, I’ve gotten that urge to write again. As is often the case the thoughts just appear serendipitously. I didn’t ask for them, hell, I think I would like a break and just be able to enjoy the news! But no, the thoughts come quickly and furiously and when this happens I have to post.
I’ve written about the Public Broadcasting System before. Why is it that America as a whole do not make this their sole source of news? Ok, I need to back up and tell you a story.
Random Thoughts full post
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I think too much.
This is not a left handed compliment to myself. Actually, I wonder if left handed compliment is the right word to use here. I cannot find the right word or phrase where the speaker seems to be criticizing himself yet it is really a compliment.
See what I mean, I think too much.
So, as I lay in bed this morning taking the usual 15 minutes before I actually get out of bed, the thinking began again. I cannot remember all the topics I went over in my head but the ones that stuck will be covered in this blog post.
Thoughts of the week full post
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