Why Do Critics Never Like My Favorite Movies?

I perused my dvd collection, last night, looking for a fun, mindless movie to play while doing other things not that much more important than not-watching a mindless movie as background noise. I honestly think the idea was have to something on in case someone  should call or IM me to ask what I was doing, … Continue reading

Let Go of Your Revenge Plot and Get More Sleep

The best reason to release the grudges you’re holding is that not doing so silently empowers those who’ve wronged you. Maybe they don’t know it, but you do while you lose mental energy and sleep imagining a Count of Monte Cristo-style revenge story worthy of induction into the canon of classic literature. The fire of … Continue reading

Trying to Get Everyone to Like You Is A Sign of Mediocrity

At every level of potential and success, there are naysayers who seek mean-spirited gratification at your expense.The hatred you receive the closer you are to what you want is discouraging, but it’s also something else. Dale Carnegie said “[W]hen you are kicked and criticized, remember that it is often done because it gives the kicker … Continue reading