I'm still not overly comfortable with the whole "Hey, here's something else to sign up for!" thing, but as the email list for the secondratescientist.com grows, I'm seeing more inherent value in this type of thing. I realize we live in a time of skepticism or even downright, good-old American anger when it comes to giving … Continue reading Author’s Note //2
Or is it Blogger's note? "Author" sounds too formal. But I like it! The following was posted on my personal FB page. I include it here because it's somewhat of a more detailed description of the direction the blog is going presently. And, it's easier than writing something new-ish. Thanks as always for reading. Sticking … Continue reading Author’s Note //1
I drafted two versions of this post. The first is to the point, and is likely the preference of the "masses": VERSION 1: I've decided to experiment with the format here, and "fictionalize" the character of the Second-Rate Scientist. It should be obvious what that means as I begin to post, although it might prove … Continue reading The Second-Rate Scientist
I didn’t make the 40 posts by my 40th birthday, a fact which surprises no one and for which many are rejoicing. I did, however, write one further (insufferably long and possibly rambling) post before I ride off into the sunset to shop for a recliner with plenty of lower back support and to find a … Continue reading The Cabinet (aka: 40by40 Admission of Failure)
I shared the (SOMEWHAT) tongue-in-cheek post which follows with my Facebook friends yesterday, as a sort of "last hurrah" post; I do plan to take some time off of my personal FB page, where I've done most of my "writing" the past few years, after my "milestone" birthday next week (a mostly random-if-symbolic, but ultimately … Continue reading 40 Posts by 40 Years Old (i.e. 6 days)
I've played around with blogging for a few years now (I THINK there might be a post on the horizon about this). Essentially, I'd write a few posts, absolutely no one would read them, and so I'd quit for a while, heading back to the friendly confines of Facebook. I knew nothing about the importance … Continue reading Old Stuff Which Has Been Here All Along But Which No One Has Read – A Self-Serving Throwback Thursday Jam
I've been nominated for an award from a first-rate blog! This being my first such recognition as a blogger (and one of only a handful of awards I've ever received, if you count the Most Improved Player award I received 8 straight years in a row for basketball*, and the "Colors MOSTLY in The … Continue reading Accepting an Award Nomination (And Paying it Forward)
That headline up there is what people in the business refer to as a "Limited-Time Call to Action". (I'm sorry. No one actually calls it that. I don't even know what "business" I'm referring to. Forgive me for acting like I know what I'm talking about. And the page isn't going anywhere after a limited … Continue reading Like the Second-Rate Facebook Page before it’s gone!
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Superlatives: Just a quick observation as I reflect on all of these end-of-year awards that are being handed out: If I had TRULY been the "Most Improved Player" as many years as it was claimed, I'd be the NBA MVP right about now. Or at least "former." Thanks for the award, but you're not fooling … Continue reading SRS Report