Can’t sleep? Give yourself an award

I've been a Super Bowl MVP, an Academy Award winner and the recipient of multiple Grammys. I've been inducted into several halls of fame, lauded for saving countless lives and even won the Medal of Honor. I'm my own Forrest Gump. And it's all because I can't fall asleep. At times it seems like sleep… Continue reading Can’t sleep? Give yourself an award

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My many thoughts on girls in the Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America announced Oct. 11 that in 2018, girls would be allowed to participate in Scouting the same as boys can as a way to meet the needs of modern families. On its website the BSA says: Starting in the 2018 program year, families can choose to sign up their sons and… Continue reading My many thoughts on girls in the Boy Scouts

Friday night plight: Struggling in a sport? No one cares once high school ends

It's Friday, which typically means high schools here in Texas and in Ohio, where I grew up, have football games this evening. The games aren't for everyone, but they can be fun to watch, especially if you know a player. They most certainly are not fun, though, if you are watching from the sidelines. By… Continue reading Friday night plight: Struggling in a sport? No one cares once high school ends

Thoughts and prayers are OK, but let’s act

I see it in a lot places, such as Facebook; a tweet; or some sort of press release, perhaps, whenever something tragic happens (I'm paraphrasing): My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Our family's thoughts and prayers are going out to all affected by this tragedy. Let's hold those close to us… Continue reading Thoughts and prayers are OK, but let’s act

When you shouldn’t be on your phone

Most of the time, I forget I even own a cellphone. I'm not on it often. When I'm at work, for example, I only use it if it's a necessity of some sort. Otherwise I'm so busy that I don't have time to mess with my phone when I'm on the job. For some of… Continue reading When you shouldn’t be on your phone

Shout-outs and thank-yous

In my short time running "Not That You Asked," the very first blog I followed, "Nickworthy," has been a big supporter of mine and was recently recognized on "Discover" here on WordPress. "Discover" is a "daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read," according to… Continue reading Shout-outs and thank-yous

Millennials are people, too

Of my younger millennial co-workers, on more than one occasion I've thought: "If only I were half or even a quarter as good as these people when I was 22. Or 25. Or 30. Or last week." Off the top of my head, I've heard millennials be referred to as entitled, lazy, soft, electronics- and… Continue reading Millennials are people, too

5 things I used to/still collect that are useless

What is it with, likely more often than females do, boys/men collecting stuff? What the hell do we expect to do with it all once we get older or bored with collecting? We never think that far ahead, or if we do, we're sure we can sell said collections for a huge profit, likely big… Continue reading 5 things I used to/still collect that are useless

I lasted a day at my toughest job ever

My co-workers, especially the younger ones, have surely heard me tell them, likely multiple times, that they are doing great in life and at work and are much more poised for success than I was in my early to mid-20s, the age of a lot of our newer hires these days. I am so proud… Continue reading I lasted a day at my toughest job ever

See these CDs? They’re still rock ‘n’ roll to me

When I'm at a stoplight and a driver in front of me isn't paying attention once the light turns green because he or she is on his or her phone, I get antsy. I don't really get mad, or stay mad, at least, about much. Someone stole my identity once, and the sheriff's deputy who… Continue reading See these CDs? They’re still rock ‘n’ roll to me