Rank Corporate Ranking Systems

A year (or so) after I started my corporate career (at the tender age of 25), I discovered that my company’s ranking system (to give a grade to determine subsequent raises and/or promotions) was rank (having a foul or offensive smell). Why was it rank? Because I had entered it without understanding it. Having put my foot in it, I chose to outlast it as long as I could (I thought that would be a mere 5 but it turned out to be yikes! 25 years yay me! ; ) ).

That said, rank corporate ranking systems are as inevitable (and rank) as death and taxes, so, be aware and persevere.

Summer near Sabine Pass, Port Arthur Texas

Summer near Palacios Texas

Where would you go to talk to people who are interested in talking to people – beyond anecdotal extremes?

star-trek-beyond-c1Where would you go to talk to people who are interested in talking to people?

I don’t mean work or hobbies or organized institutions such as churches or clubs or networking or dating I mean.. well.. people of a feather who’d like to talk together?

Something beyond anecdotal extremes?

Unity.. exploring.. disputing.. in a respectful way.. “whither humanity?”

This is a concern among the generations way more than the would-be would like to present – it’s thought, feeling, spirit, more. than any age, gender, race, whatever ism you care to specify – imho ; p

image credit: http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/689903-first-star-trek-beyond-character-posters-debut#/slide/1


scansionScansion: the rhythm of a line of verse






jabberwockyJabberwocky: `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.










1958_Gene_Barry_Bat_MastersonBat Masterson: Back when the west was very young,
There lived a man named Masterson.
He wore a cane and derby hat,
They called him Bat, Bat Masterson.








Scansion: ? mid 17th century https://www.google.com/search?q=scansion&rlz=1C1ASUT_enUS567US567&oq=scansion&aqs=chrome..69i57.1942j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Jabberwocky: 1872 Lewis Carrol: http://www.jabberwocky.com/carroll/jabber/jabberwocky.html
Bat Masterson: 1958 NBC: http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/televisiontvthemelyrics-sciencefictionwesterns/batmasterson.htm

Elizabeth: The Golden age (fiction/fact)

410px-Darnley_stage_3Elizabeth: The Golden age (movie)
On Netflix (subscription required): https://www.netflix.com/watch/70045272
Unmarried, i have no master.
Childless, i am mother to my people.
God give me strength to bear this mighty freedom.
I am your queen.

I am myself.
Elizabeth: (facts)
1533-1603: 70 years old
On Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_I_of_England




elizabeth again

pictures from an exhibition (a work still in progress)


first bicycle

science fair

district dinner

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