Bruce’s Friday Five v5.11

Bruce’s Friday Five v5.11 May 11, 2012

My Friday Five is somewhat of a mishmash of stuff I have recently seen around the interwebs, some of which I actually kept track of and others, I just remembered upon the writing of this post. Enjoy.

ONE | If you don’t mind people sneaking furtive glances at your chest to see what the heck is printed on your t-shirt, celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by picking up a shirt from Bok Choi Apparel. And yes there is a BALUT shirt . . . and no, I am not the model with the chiseled arms, confusing I know.

TWO| Here are two great posts shared with me by consultant extraordinaire, Bob Carlton. These are not only applicable to business types, but  leaders in church, school, etc. could pick up a tip or two. Take a read of Geoffrey James’ 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses and Nilofer Merchant’s Eight Dangers of Collaboration.

THREE | With so many projects swirling around in my head, I have decided to, again, focus much of my blogging over on You will get my mental kitchen sink over on, but the religion and culture stuff will show up a day later there. I know it’s confusing, so thanks for hanging in there. [Subscribe to my Patheos blog].

FOUR | Ever have to send a fax and, after first having get over the offense to your techno-hipster-smugster sensibilities, had no idea where to turn? Thanks to lifehackerAGAIN – here is a great post of Five Online Fax Services. I had to send a fax recently and went with FaxZero which seems to best for the occasional user.

FIVE | And in the “Are you kidding me?” file, here is a recent quote from Richard Mourdock who recently crushed Richard Lugar in last week’s in the Indiana Republican primary.

Appearing on MSNBC with host Chuck Todd, Mourdock offered his own definition of bipartisanship with this definition,

I certainly think bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view . . . If we [win the House, Senate, and White House], bipartisanship means they have to come our way, and if we’re successful in getting the numbers, we’ll work towards that.

You can read more and see the video on this Think Progress Post, but the “no compromise” posture appears to be going strong. Republican or Democrat, I just don’t see how this style helps to improve the common good.

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One response to “Bruce’s Friday Five v5.11”

  1. I am increasingly driven crazy (as regards the last bit there about inflexibility) by the constant use of the term “flip-flopper” as an epithet.  When did rigidly being incapable of ever changing one’s viewpoint ever become a virtue.  Wasn’t this at some point in time viewed as growth or maturity.  People must now think only one thing and must tether themselves to that one thing for life regardless of whatever the circumstances are on the ground at the moment.