Book Review – AS THEY SEE ‘EM – What do you think?

Allen St. John wrote this book review on Sunday, September 27, 2009 called “It’s the Hard-Knock Life For Umps.” Have you read AS THEY SEE ‘EM, By Bruce Weber? What do you think? Agree or disagree? (Seems like if you are an umpire you will…

How Can I Convince my Friends to Travel Overseas?

Saw this editorial recently about how I can convince my friends (and family!) to travel overseas. “To those of us who love international travel—those of us who’ve been transformed by it and have become addicted to it—this notion might seem astonishing. Who on earth wouldn’t…

Cash for Clunkers and Why I Think it is a BAD idea!

Been a while since I went on a rant. Please allow me 5 minutes to state my peace about Cash for Clunkers (CFC). IMHO, CFC is a bad idea for many, many reasons: 1) It puts people into new car loans that shouldn’t be buying…

Ring me in Japan!

A friend here in Japan has ditched his email. His assistant cares for his work email and personal email is left unanswered until the weekend. If you want him, you RING him! Pick up the phone and call. Novel idea… … and with good merit….

No. 2 House Republican compares Obama to Putin

Interesting article where Rep. Eric Cantor compares Obama to Putin 🙂 —- WASHINGTON (AP) – The No. 2 Republican in the House on Thursday compared President Barack Obama’s plans for the auto industry to the policies of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, saying the White…

Latest Immigration Wave: Retreat

This is a great article from the WSJ and puts into perspective the other side of America’s debate over illegal immigrants. As I work in foreign countries (100% legally, mind you) I often ask/wonder how I am perceived… SAN JUAN ALOTENANGO, Guatemala — In 2004,…

Governmentium

This Research has led to the discovery of the heaviest element known to science. This new element, Governmentium (GV), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it a mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together…

Today marks 5 weeks in Japan

Five weeks ago today I arrived in Japan. These 5 weeks have been pretty special. Today also marks the end of our project’s inception phase. Monday, I start delivering a 3 week training program here.

Respecting those around you. Lose the mobile phone.

Japanese are polite especially when it comes to mobile phone usage. Talking on a mobile is prohibited in the metro/trains. You never see a Japanese person talking on the phone in restaurants and very rarely when walking down a street. They save conversations for private…