These are two words that get tossed about together these days probably more than they ever have in the history of the human race due to the advancement, stop laughing damn it, of communications technology. This person’s ethics are wanting, that person has a lack of integrity, you better be able to stand behind that statement,…., tedious eh?
Here’s my take on this situation from a very simple, reducing stress and no sense inviting a stroke or heart issue over it, approach. If you can not make a defensible logical argument to support it then do not sign it. Don’t sign something just to get some nagging know it all, they really don’t, off of your back. Don’t agree to something because it’s how it has always been done when you know it isn’t correct. And don’t let that bastard own you with worthless stress over things that in the long view do not have an impact.
Back to reality.
The above paragraph pushes a position that seems righteous and valid yet it is really becoming unsustainable in the extreme. Everyday in some facet of life we run into things that will test our ethics. As a functioning, contributing adult in society we will hit situations that require integrity to see us through. In the end it really is what we are left with so don’t give it away. Rather I invite you to pick your battles using discretion and get perspective to differentiate mountains from mole-hills. Depending on whether you are a mole.
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Here is an article I saw on MSN about how older workers may actually report that they have increased job satisfaction or at least higher when compared to their younger coworkers.
Contrast that with an article in the very same section regarding mass protests in response to the NSA spying on everybody revelations.
Now there’s a stretch from the safety and security of a deluded persons world. The NSA actually spying as opposed to using their highly classified magic wand to gather intelligence.
I wonder if their over 50 employees have job satisfaction. We probably won’t know that answer for twenty years unless wiki leaks it.
I thought I would try my hand at this as the news is treated with oven mitts around here.
Let’s finish up with something uplifting in that eventually it may help get humans off of this delightful nest and introduce us to something that is much larger than our puny little squabbles.
Peace out and I wish you a better tomorrow from Next You Universe.
Learn to Love Me
by Sinead McDughlas
A tale of childhood suffering, domestic violence and dysfunction evolved into a thriller romance. I enjoyed the plot twists and how the author allowed for pace to reveal the back-story necessary by creating situations for the protagonist to be interviewed. It really is more enjoyable to read it in that form than a narrator info dump. Emily is the protagonist and her tortured past has led her into a situation where she has a stalker-creeper. The length of the list of possible perpetrators speaks volumes towards Emily’s emotional condition.
The verbiage, grammar and use of slang was good and didn’t take away from the story as it has in some works I’ve read. Any issues I had with this book had to do with transitions. I’m not a fan of the speaker changing within a paragraph. Writing breaks within chapters could likely be used to change scenes as opposed to ‘she was on the phone in her kitchen’ and one sentence later in the same paragraph ‘she was almost to Stan’s house’. These may seem kind of picky to some but they detract from the story for me.
Overall I enjoyed the work. I recommend it for readers seventeen and older due to the subject matter.
You are half way through the week and the thought of the weekend stimulates you to think…What do I have to read if things get dull or I don’t have much money to spend to entertain myself?
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Next You Interstellar LLC is the follow on fast flowing adventure that grows out of Legacy.
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Having Nice Things is a paced and multi-front military science fiction thriller which evolves as Next You Interstellar is settling into it’s role as returning benefactor to a devastated Earth.
Relax your bones from the tension of Having Nice Things with a cocktail while you observe the mailman being consumed by weeds in Utopian Estates.
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Glory Main: A Story of the Sim War
by Henry V. Oneil
Lieutenant Jander Mortas is a newbie dreaming his way into his first Infantry platoon in an…interstellar war…with a race of biped mammalian clones that really seem to be pretty much like humans. He makes all kinds of newbie mistakes and only barely manages to maintain his focus on surviving and protecting apparently driven by all the war zone hero stuff he grew up with as a kid in place of other things a child could use. The reason he has to focus so hard on surviving is that he and three others have crash landed on an inhospitable yet habitable world.
Chance has given Mortas his first unit and it is an unlikely bunch. They must prioritize to survive this seemingly unpopulated world and get back to the zone. He is in charge after he convinces the others or does he? There are a lot of plot twists to ensure that the reader will not get bored and only a very few will guess correctly.
The editing was excellent and it was a very enjoyable read. I will caution on the one piece of weak armor that I discovered and that was in the science…fiction part. The use in the plot of a device referred to as the Step needs some more meat to it or the tossing around of intergalactic jumps pushes this story beyond reach. It is enough for us to just accept that we might be able to travel between star systems but if you want to do galaxies I would challenge you to suspend my disbelief by hitting us with a primer on…The Step.
I recommend this read to anyone who likes military science fiction like that of Joe Haldeman. It will also appeal to readers who enjoy Philip K Dick’s stories like The Other Variety which made it to film as Screamers. Excellent job.
by Morgan Mandel
This was not my usual read but it was surprisingly well done. Her Handyman is a light romance novel. Jake is the guy who has made a profession out of helping people with whatever they need done, even if it is just advice. He is so into solving the problems of others that he doesn’t recognize one of his own until it is almost too late.
A short enjoyable read with excellent editing. The subject matter is kept fairly G-PG though I can’t imagine any in their early teens being compelled to read it. Good job!