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The Beginning of My Future

By Jack Bates, published on Oct 15, 2010

Today is a day that can in no wayInfluence or say that I may or may notGo on my own wayIndependence is the key to being meAnd will lead me to seeAll that I can and will beGraduation is but a step to my goalNot a final plateau for my growing soulBut a catapult for experiences untoldThese experiences are life, full of its strifeMaybe a wife, pains that cut like a knifeBut that is just a small part of lifeThere is also the happiness, joyfulnessAnd celebrations that guide life’s decisionsAll in all, I look forward to the futureAs an untamed creature, with many featuresAnd friendships to nurture,... (more)

Tags: future, high school, optimism

Quit Complaining Start Working

By Jack Bates, published on Sep 17, 2010

Now, for my opinion on the article "Rising Poverty Level and Obama's Middle Class Fantasy". I gave this article an over all rating of 4 stars. It is a very good article and we need more of these on BrooWaha. We can never have enough. It was so good infact that it inspired me to write a comment. That comment grew until I realized it was a complete article in rebuttal to Dan Ehrlich's stance on the issue. No matter how well written, I respectfully disagree.

3rd generation Americans (that includes me) are lazy and spoiled. We never had to earn anything. My great grandfather... (more)

Tags: introspection, rebuttal, stop blaming, start doing

When American Dreams Clash

By Jack Bates, published on Aug 30, 2010

The Clash!

The dream of home ownership is losing out to the dream of owning a small business. The business of buying, fixing up, and selling homes called flipping. Right now these businesses and their cash are flipping the bird to some young American families trying to claw their way back in to the Middle Class.

Dilemma!

So what then is a solution to this dilemma? Is it a supply issue? Is it a demand issue? Is it a credit issue? Is it that the American Dream is just that, a dream, a fantasy of days gone by? I think the answer is yes. Yes to all that and more. This... (more)

Tags: mortgage, dream, home buying, american dream, hard work, saving, investment

Easiest Appetizer Ever - Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Dates

By Jack Bates, published on Aug 28, 2010

It recieved this gem from my sister-in-law (thanks Nat!) and am passing it on to you here!

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Dates

Ingredients

1lb bacon strips 1 box pitted dates (trust me, get the pitted ones and save 30-45 min) 1 package of your favorite stinky cheese (blue cheeses and asagiago work best in my experience) 1 box wooden tooth picks (I used plastic once. It wasn't pretty)

Preparation & Cooking

1) Stuff pitted dates with your favorite stinky cheese

2) Wrap cheese stuffed date with a whole strip of bacon

3) Push tooth pick through the... (more)

Tags: dates, bacon, cheese, stinky cheese, appetizer, yummy

It Just Works - Xmarks

By Jack Bates, published on Aug 27, 2010

Xmarks is one of those computer tools that simply "Just Works".

The four main features are:

1) Free online backup of your web browser favorites and passwords.

2) Free synchronization of those favorites and passwords across all major browsers AND operating systems.

3) Ratings and built in Facebook posting of bookmarked pages

4) Smarter searches online with Xmarks ratings right in-line with your Google searches

There are four main features that are all great and to learn about them all watch the video. I'm going to focus on features one and two. Features... (more)

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Childhood

By Jack Bates, published on Aug 26, 2010

Have you forgotten me?How can that be?I make up youYou make up me!Experience, wonderLearning, blunderAll right, all wrongYour favorite songAll Gone All Gone

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Tags: childhood, loss, lamaent

Find Your Path, Stay The Course

By Jack Bates, published on Aug 20, 2010

It was almost three years ago to the day that I realized my then current employer was changing course. I analysed this course and determined that my role in the organization would be drastically reduced or eliminated in three to five years.

I wasn't happy with my career. I had oppressive management that thrived on choking the life out of creativity and ambition. One year ago the director of that organization in an all staff meeting came out and said, "Stop asking for promotions or lateral movement. We are all lucky to have a job."

Today I write this article, on a ride in my... (more)

Tags: change, how to be happy in business, venn diagram, bud caddell, career, positive, guide

Omens and Dark Tidings

By Jack Bates, published on Aug 20, 2010

It was a cold windy ominous day, the typical day for omens. When the small sparsely inhabited island in the South Pacific, that Jack had finally found, is thrown in only dark tidings could result.

The trek across the South Pacific, treacherous as it was, had turned out to be extremely profitable. They had dodged the many close calls with the South Sea Trading Company, the Chinese Port Authority, and seemingly every other port authority in this hemisphere. Jack had lost some good men, hardened pirates each and every one. That was not considered entirely bad, since now their bunks were... (more)

Tags: pirates, fantasy, witch, desert island

Why Cleveland Can't Just Move On

By Jack Bates, published on Aug 17, 2010

The article "LeBron is gone, Ohio should move on" completely captures the "outsider" view of the "LeBrondyssey" of this summer's NBA free agncy. The author titles the article,"LeBron is gone, Ohio should move on" , but ends with, "I learned a hard lesson years ago in the employment world — and let's not forget that basketball is about business and that James is employed by it — business is business. It's not personal." That is where she has mixed up two distinctly different issues, like oil and vinigar. She did a good job mixing in the middle but in the end, just like oil and vinigar mix,... (more)

Tags: basketball, nba, sports, lebron james, lebron, cleveland, cavs, james

It Just Works - Dropbox

By Jack Bates, published on Mar 29, 2010

During more than a decade of IT experience I have seen many file synchronization services. They all needed moderate to advanced computing skill levels. Dropbox is different. Dropbox just works. The best part is that it works across Apple Mac OS X, all Microsoft Windows versions, and all Linux distributions. You can also access all your files from dropbox.com from any http compliant web browser. This includes the popular browsers like Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, as well as Opera, Flock, Mozilla Seamonkey, and others.

Dropbox offers a free account... (more)

Tags: file syncronization

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