Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race by Todd Buchholz

Buchholz, Todd. (2011). Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race. Penguin Books Ltd.: New York. You get an immediate impression of this book in the Preface – if you’re the kind of person that reads over a Preface before starting into a book (I do; some might find it to be a bad…

I’m so #Social and the #Holiday #Break

First off, I’d like to wish everyone safe travels, happy holidays, and a wonderful New Year! This will be my final post until 2014, and I’ve taken a silent vow to try and avoid Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and all my other social media outlets as well. (Though I’ll still be checking email on a daily…

Career Women and Why I Don’t Sympathize

In my recent job application endeavours, I have noticed an intriguing trend; women are listed as a ‘minority’ demographic and thus privy to special considerations denied to the male gender. But with “each generation, the notion that female workers are secondary to their male counterparts fades more and more […] A whole new crop of…

Horse Racing: The Sport of Kings?

I recently queried Google with this question: “Why is horse racing called the Sport of Kings?” As with all of my questions, the search engine coughed up a treasure-trove of possible responses within mere milliseconds. Wikipedia tells me that “Thoroughbred racing was, and is, popular with the aristocrats and royalty of British society, earning it the…

On Demand and Our Time

What if you made enough money on a daily basis that every second of your time was literally worth money? Would you look at the clock, see that 30 minutes of unproductive/wasted time have occurred, and think ‘Oh, dang, now I’ve lost X amount of dollars’? I suppose that in most jobs, you are paid for…

Modern-Day Hermits

It seems like every day, there is a new uncertainty or conflict that we have to mediate, manage, and move on from. I find in myself a constant struggle over everything from scheduling (do I answer this email now, or leave it? ……definitely better to leave it) to the orientation of my life. Lately, I…

Don’t Believe in Fate – Or, Changing your Vocation

How many times in your life have you thought of something as predetermined, preordained, or destined to happen? Perhaps it was something that happened to you early in life; say that you won prizes once or twice from your school, and you never seemed to step on that dangerous and mythical crack in the sidewalk….