Avoid a Mess in Your KCS

Just-in-Time is a Toyota manufacturing term that has its roots in Henry Ford’s inventory control philosophy. This term has bled over into many other industries, grown beyond just inventory control, and evolved further, in the 90’s, into a cornerstone of LEAN manufacturing. Over the years, I’ve seen this term start to wriggle it’s way intoContinue reading “Avoid a Mess in Your KCS”

The Fine Art of Forgiveness

My daily affirmation popped up and it was all about forgiveness. I honestly had to think on this for a bit. In fact, I still am, even three weeks after this affirmation crossed my screen. This is, in fact, a much bigger thing than it would appear on the surface. I’m going to take aContinue reading “The Fine Art of Forgiveness”

American Strings: An Evening with Ani DiFranco

During the school year, Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts does a monthly showcase called American Strings. Hosted by Bob Santelli, OSU director of popular music and performing arts, this series brings musicians from all corners of the country to Corvallis for an in-depth look at the role stringed instruments play in American music.Continue reading “American Strings: An Evening with Ani DiFranco”

There and Now?

Today’s affirmation: Reality exists in the present. Before we get started, let’s do a quick definition: Reality: (re·​al·​i·​ty | \ rē-ˈa-lə-tē) the true situation that exists : the real situation – Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Now that we’re calibrated, on the surface, this makes total sense. Think on this closely… The Dharma Of It All I need to be very clear,Continue reading “There and Now?”

Pinocchio Joe

So…time for a little background info… I don’t often talk about any “oppression” or “bullying” that’s happened in my life. I’m fairly adaptable, my skin has grown thick over the years, and, quite frankly, I recognize the privilege I have in comparison to a lot of other people who are like me. I try toContinue reading “Pinocchio Joe”

Humerus, Humorous, Humor Us

Irony is one of my favorite literary devices. When used properly, it keeps the reader in suspense, provides a source for absurd humor, and serves as a tool for thought. I’ve noticed, over my many years of being in queer circles, that my type tend to be subjected to ironic situations regularly in our lives.Continue reading “Humerus, Humorous, Humor Us”