Category perception

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The Social Media Sweet Spot

How I long for the days when the National Enquirer was the only questionable media out there. Current events and how they turn up on my social media timeline is an interesting lesson in human behavior. We–as a species–are so gullible that we willingly grab onto the first snippet of information that matches our narrative, […]

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The Danger of Bumper Sticker Mentality

Apparently, I must have missed the memo that said that I must publically hate someone or something to fully actualize my human experience. I’m not apathetic, at least not in the usual application of the word. I do care about stuff–in my own private way. Private, in that I don’t feel the need to plaster […]

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Election Roulette

I started writing another post today and it got way too serious. I was going to talk about the balance of good and evil in the world — and the good seemed to be harder to find. Folks are all strapped for a gunfight over everything from who uses a bathroom, to politics and hate speech. Kinda gloomy, […]

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Is Your Bucket Full?

Memory loss, fatigue, headache? Have you had a sensation, deep inside your brain and you’re not sure if it is a impending migraine or a minor league epiphany? It is that split second when you get a flash, and instead of the pain, you are left with this little infertile kernel of an idea. The thought, by […]

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Timing is Everything

Timing is everything. Timing and fate seem to stroll hand in hand down the pathways of life. The two forces push and pull, a rip current of influence, moving us to some unseen script, a story that hasn’t been finished yet. But timing and fate can only go so far. They provide a nudge in one direction […]

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What Color Is Your Asshat?

What Color Is It? Recently, social media went on meltdown status over the color of a dress. A Tumblr photo set off a barrage of comments over the viewer’s perception of the color. Was it white and gold, or black and blue? (It was white and gold – and hideous) Perception. This little haute couture […]

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Perception Is A Bitch

Perception is a fickle bitch. We “see” the world through our own unique filters and experiences.  That little Stay-Puff Marshmallow between your ears contains some amazing circuitry, capable of firing off millions of messages to our central nervous system.  We are hard wired to identify a potential threat and react – fight, or flight. Who […]