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.

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

means & ends modesty cycle

means & ends modesty cycle


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

pictures from an exhibition (a work still in progress)


first bicycle

science fair

district dinner

naiveté, politics, cynicism

Clinton-Trump-SandersNaiveté: innocence or unsophistication; lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment; native, natural
Politics: affairs of the cities; of, for, or relating to citizens; owing existence to successful warfare
Cynicism: inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest; skepticism
Well, well…  this tries to say it all.
PS: which is which?

Ongoing Episodes Bias – Dallas and Foreigner

Years ago I *started* to watch a 1978 TV series called "Dallas" (or a 1981 TV series called "Falcon Crest"? hmm) but I abandoned it (or it) when I realized it (or it) would just go on and on and on without end.

Years ago I started to read and *continue* to read 1994 Speculative Fiction series called "Foreigner Universe" that *amazingly* continues to this day.

Why? Because "Foreigner" begins each episode/novel/arc with a situation and ends each novel with a happy resolution.

Dallas ran 13 years/394 episodes. Foreigner is running 22 years/17 novels and counting.

I am sure they are both good however I admit I am biased for Foreigner *sigh* please choose your own preference!









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