ChatGPT is a computer program(s) at the current apex of artificial intelligence. There are several versions. I heard of it four weeks ago and decided to check it out. They are Large Language Models that can read the entire Internet in seconds and answer questions or "prompts". In addition, you can have conversations with the … Continue reading ChatGPT: Smash or Pass?
is a book by Nicholas Eberstadt, an American political economist, written in 2016 and updated in 2022. I haven't read the books but have listened to him talk about them on YouTube podcasts. The premise is that the documented 7.2 million men, aged 21 to 54, that have quit the workforce is a problem. For … Continue reading Men Without Work
This is a review of the 1997 book The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work. It was written by professor Arlie Russell Hochschild over the course of seven years, based on her research of a Fortune 500 company in the rural midwest in the early nineties. What I want to do here … Continue reading The Time Bind: Work-family balance
Fear was a poem written by Kahlil Gibran and published in 1923 in his widely acclaimed book The Prophet. One of my WordPress 'friends/followers' recently posted it as inspiration. Well, Gibran got it wrong. But, don't get me wrong - I loved Gibran's book of poems. It was all the rage back in the day. However, … Continue reading Thinking About Fear
Time Bind is a book I'm currently reading (when I can find the time). The book was written by Arlie Russell Hochschild published in 1997. It's a sociological study of the then demand characteristics of work/home/life balance. It's fantastic, real journalism that foreshadows, but doesn't come close to realizing the bind we're in now. We … Continue reading Time Bind 2023 update
Ally McBeal was a serial TV show on Fox from 1998 to 2002. Do you love it or leave it? Is it a smash or pass? Each season was 20+, one-hour stories, with a regular cast of characters, mostly. Some characters would 'disappear' over the course of years, and be replaced by new ones. In … Continue reading Ally McBeal: Smash or pass? Love it or leave it?
Book tropes are many. As also is the trope in film. But how-about in real life? This post was inspired by Sheri Dye's post at Read Betwixt Words. Of course I've twisted it because that's who I am and have always been. I'm incapable of following directions or answering questions without adding something of my … Continue reading Book Tropes In Real Life
is a proposition that is intriguing to me. I'm going to look closely at it and try to come up with some answers. [This post was inspired by my WordPress friend's post The Shape of Discord.] To begin, understand that I take an evolutionary and Freudian position on human nature and behavior. Benefits of lying … Continue reading Why We Lie
is my new Spotify playlist for 2023. Monday, I decided to chase away the blues by making a new playlist for 2023. First off, I opened up the cafe and poured myself a whiskey to shift my attitude. Second, I gave the new playlist a name. So why not name it BLUE RIVER CAFE 2023? … Continue reading the Blue River Cafe
To be the clear - this is a personal review - not one of a national or world. Here I'm looking back retrospectively using health and well-being metrics. In retrospect, 2022 was not a good year. My Health and Well-Being Inventory took a hit this year. Body blows. The HWBI scores how one is doing … Continue reading 2022 Year End review retrospectively