We are a slave to the clock and a lover of time

Is time a renewable and sustainable resource?

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NO MATTER WHO WE ARE there is one thing we have in common. There is one thing we all have regardless of who we are, where we reside, or who we worship.

Whether we are male or female or in between. Whether we are black or white or yellow or red. Whether we are gay or straight or bi. Whether we are American or British or South African or Chinese. There is one common denominator between us.

Time.

We have the same amount of time…


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Soft skills are personal attributes that enable a person to interact effectively with others.

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Do you have soft skills? Do you have hard skills? Do you have mad skills? The answer to these questions are yes to soft skills, no to hard skills, and I do not know for mad skills.

Not everybody has hard skills, at least not formal ones. As for soft skills, everybody has some soft skills to offer a business although some have a better set of soft skills than others.

The primary problem in today’s workforce is people look down on soft skills. The secondary problem…


Leadership isn’t intrinsically linked to profit, those who are viewed as effective leaders in corporate contexts are the ones who increase their company’s bottom line. Photo by Andreas Klassen on Unsplash

Leadership is not necessarily about managing. It is about having a vision and being able to influence people. It is taking an idea or a concept and bringing it alive.

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HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A leadership position, whether it was working in the restaurant sector or in the military? It is not as easy as it looks. I know because I served in the military in the Middle-East in a leadership position for a year. Later on, I was a restaurant manager and eventually an owner.

I recently read a post on Tony Robbins’ website “How to become a great Leader in Business and in Life,” “Leadership is not a zero-sum equation. When…


It is easier than you think

So you want to improve your writing. There are many ways to improve your writing and if you ask one hundred people how to improve your writing, you will get one hundred different ways. Unfortunately, there are only a few tried and true ways to take on the gargantuan task of improving your writing.

If you search the internet you will feel a little intimidated as there are thousands upon thousands of websites offering you tips and tricks to improving your writing. Search YouTube and you will find thousands of writing guru’s offering you their advice on writing.

The truth…


Anxiety in a modern world and how to deal with it; read on.

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HAVE YOU EVER FELT NERVOUS, TENSE, OR FEARFUL? What about a feeling of restlessness. panic attacks, or a rapid heart rate? Fast breathing? Hyperventilation? I know how you feel because I’ve struggled with anxiety, and to a lesser extent with depression for most of my life. The solution though can be as simple as a change in lifestyle.

Trying to control your anxiety is hard to do in today’s society but I think I have the answer to “how to control your anxiety.” I wish I had the answer on how to control my anxiety when I realized I suffered…


In 1776 we were fighting King George III, the monarch of Britain. In 2021, we are fighting King Biden, the monarch of America.

The July 4th celebrations: fireworks and the American flag

Independence Day. A time to celebrate our country’s independence from Britain. This is a time of barbecues, also known as BBQ’s, parades, and fireworks. When the Fourth falls on a weekend, I spend my Fourth at a Braves game (usually a double header) and watch the fireworks display from the stadium.

Celebrating the Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day or July 4th – has been a tradition going as far back as the 18th century. …


Did Mr. Powell forget about how he lied to the UN about Iraq’s alleged possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction?

Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire! Did Mr. Powell forget about how he lied to the UN about Iraq’s alleged possession of Weapons of Ma
Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire! Did Mr. Powell forget about how he lied to the UN about Iraq’s alleged possession of Weapons of Ma

Politicians have a short memory span. Remember when President Trump wanted to end the practice of letting the children of illegal immigrants stay in the country in the DACA program? Sen. Chuck Schumer called ending DACA “heartless” but in 2009 he had a different view. During a speech at the Immigration Law & Policy Conference at Georgetown Law, Schumer repeatedly argued “illegal immigration is wrong.”

This tactic isn’t limited to just the United States, across the pond David Cameron, the UK Prime Minister had for years called for tax transparency and attacked offshore accounts as “morally wrong.” After the Panama…


The media painted peaceful [Michigan] protest as unlawful and in the next breath painted rioting and looting as lawful.

The death of George Floyd was a tragedy not just because a life was lost, but of the way it was lost. Police brutality in America is getting out of hand. George was killed over a possible forgery of a $20 dollar bill; the Federal government doesn’t even issue the death penalty for forgery and counterfeiting money.

There were some positive outcomes, the four police officers who were involved in the incident were fired and the FBI has opened an investigation…


Do you want to be a great leader at work? You want your colleagues to look up to you and respect you? To do this you have to build trust between you and your colleagues and to accomplish this you need great communication skills.

Communication Skills for Workplace Success . . .
Communication Skills for Workplace Success . . .

I never thought much about communication skills until I started to work in management. I managed restaurants for years, specifically pizza restaurants. I managed the big three in some capacity: Papa John’s, Dominoes, and Pizza Hut. I also managed small, family owned independent pizzerias. I went on to own my own restaurant in Centennial Park during Atlanta’s 1996 Olympics.

Besides owning my own restaurant, the Pizza Hut I managed was a “Million Dollar store.” It had sales in excess of a million dollars year on end. …


There’s more to washing your hands than soap and water

The Art of Washing Your Hands . . . There’s more to washing your hands than soap and water
The Art of Washing Your Hands . . . There’s more to washing your hands than soap and water

I work at the NHS and just by working there, washing my hands isn’t an option. Washing my hands is something I do which could possible save my life. I work with blood samples from patients and it isn’t uncommon for me to handle COVID 19 positive samples two or three or even four times or more a day.

Before this though, I served in theatre in Iraq in 2005. We had a Staphylococcal outbreak. Many people were affected and had to be hospitalized which isn’t a good thing when you’re in a war zone.

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James Baxley, MA

Pseudo-Intellectual | Obscure Independent Writer | English MA | Guest blogger on HuffPo

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