I’ve been fed up lately and tired of rolling my eyes. It seems like I’m seeing more and more how-to articles on Medium. How to get curated, how to go viral, how to pick and trick the algorithm codes like a safecracker.
The second part of this has also gotten beneath my skin. In lieu of the masters, a different breed of expertise: the literary snobs. Telling us all what to write and how to write it — by their standards.
I don’t know who gave these types the right to be above it all. CTA’s among their cliques and…
Every decade has its list of favorite and fantastic independent movies. As fans, we marvel at the filmmakers who seem to get optimum mileage out of their efforts.
We know the stories of these determined artists trying to make their films. They’ve become folklore — as much as the films themselves, their legacy of an insurmountable journey.
The phenomenon is that these maverick movies come in all genres. There may or may not be an elixir for the hits and misses. Yet, many have more gravitas than the luck of the draw and expanding a shoestring budget.
It’s easy to…
We get it. YouTube carries tons of empty calories. Millions of people wasting hours watching amateur videos full of frivolous muck.
Boomers remain flummoxed. Dumbstruck over the viral cat videos. We just don’t get it. How could something so mashed taters-for-brains stupid earn a zillion eyeballs?
We log on to Twitter, scrolling through what’s new and trending. More cats! Did I log off of YouTube for this?
Cats dancing around, bopping to the beats. How cute? Stop, and stop the music. Don’t get me wrong. I’m okay with cats — to a point. I don’t miss Trump’s Twitter feed and…
Narcissists will never heal, change, and improve. When confronted and called out, they become defensive, defiant, and combative. No matter how logical our case, they always refuse responsibility for their slander and nefarious actions.
When we find ourselves in this whirlpool of frustration and adversary, it’s easy for us to dig in and fight back. Defending our accusations while looking for closure, an end to the hurt, and a new path forward. In most cases, unnecessary words and actions performed by the narcissist.
As logical people, we look to make our stand, heal the wounds, and move on. In most…
First and foremost, I enjoy Medium. An open canvas with diverse voices, backgrounds, and life experiences. A variety of pubs and people looking to express themselves and make the world a better place. Great stuff.
I enjoy the confessionals — driven by emotion and empathy. I admire those writers and their strength to show vulnerability. To share their most intimate stories and episodes. Many aren’t their greatest moments.
Kudos to courage! It’s full of heart, soul, and spirit. Pain, longing, and learning. They’re human. Many are both tragic and uplifting. They share, teach, and offer hope.
There are times the…
I’m convinced that the cockpit images and video of flying objects recorded by U.S. Navy pilots are most likely extra-terrestrial. The technology displayed by these mysterious crafts seems too advanced. Especially when one considers the 15-year plus timeline of these sightings. Wouldn’t the purported technology have been more incorporated by now?
Could they be classified aircraft designed by the U.S. military? Possible. The proximity to both of our coastlines does support this claim.
I doubt the theories of Russian or Chinese origin. The reason is that Russia and China are always looking for a military edge they could both obtain…
It’s an age-old question that faces each pro sport in every era: How in tune are the current athletes with the history, culture, and future of their sport?
We know the fans are all in. Rooting for their favorite teams and players. No matter the success or failure of those organizations. Fans are like shareholders, investing capital into the enterprise. Tickets, merchandise, and media packages. All while embracing the past, present, and future of the sport.
Are TV ratings down? Viewership sliding? Eyeballs at an all-time low? Since streaming, handheld devices, and online gambling have entered the fold, it’s difficult…
“The teams that practice the best, play the best.” — Bill Belichick
It is estimated that upwards of 40–50 million children are currently enrolled in youth sports around the USA. Now that the Covid restrictions are winding down, registration levels are returning to and even exceeding pre-pandemic levels.
It’s always encouraging to watch children join and engage in youth sports. The conundrum is trying to keep children interested while finding enough quality coaches to support these youth programs.
Despite these numbers, today’s youth sports are in crisis mode. 70% of kids quit youth sports by the age of 13. The…
There’s an old saying: Actions speak volumes. The axiom tells us to remain alert. It warns us of fake news, noise pollution, and hidden agendas. Don’t listen to this guy’s BS. Watch him.
I’m not a conspiracist per se, but Covid-19 never added up. Not for this layman. Is it possible that the coronavirus is a biological agent that escaped by accident? The death, harm, and long-term implications seem too nefarious for a strain of unknown influenza.
It still begs the question of its sinister influence. If this were a natural pathogen, wouldn’t we have discovered its source by now…
Fans of the New York Jets haven’t been this excited in years. Engaged with the team’s process and off-season directives. From the hiring of a new head coach, the NFL Draft, and the OTAs. There’s something brewing at One Jets Drive in Florham Park NJ, the Jets’ HQ, and training facility.
From the sportswriters, podcasts, and social media platforms, there’s a buzz that’s gaining traction and momentum. It feels and looks as if the Jets could be taking their first steps to be a prominent NFL franchise.
All of this on the heels of the 2020 NFL Season — one…