Can’t Be Too Fine, Can’t Be Too Coarse.

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It’s all in the grind Sizemore, your looking at the guy who believed the commercials. The term “grind” has commonplace usage in 2021. Nowadays, if you want it, you need to grind; you need it, we’re told to grind. I guess, but I don’t roll on shomer shabbos. I don’t get in a car, I don’t ride in a car, I don’t pick up the phone, I don’t turn on the oven, and I sure as shi… 

Big Lebowski fans, maybe a little Black Hawk Down? No, anyway. 

I spent the last week as a camp counselor for my soon-to-be 8th-grade boys. My experience was a perfect depiction of a grind. I’m always curious about the drive behind the grind. What’s the motivation? 

I believe there is one question we should all ask ourselves before we step into the next grind, will this grind benefit anyone other than myself? If the answer is no, it’s likely not worth it. We’re a nation of self-involved. Imagine if we adapted to the idea of a commitment to protect and not to expose?

I figured this week I would dive into my experiences at camp, which were many, but I’m going in a different direction. Writing is difficult. Writer’s block is a real thing, but I’ve found my most significant issue to be throttle control. I’m hesitant to share, recognizing that I may overshare in the hopes of telling a compelling story, pacing matters. So does timing, don’t give away the ending at the beginning. 

Not every experience is meant to be shared immediately following the occurrence, nor is every lesson instantly understood. There’s a reason it reads, can and will be used against you. 

I’d love to push these posts straight to subscribers’ emails weekly and dial in on a direction for blogs on the site. Look’s like I have some work to do. But before I go, I had an interesting encounter at the Apple store today.   

I never go into an Apple store, but I watched Youtube videos last night, and now I’m at the store. No wait, helped arrived immediately. I’ve already rehearsed my lines, no stumbling on my side.

The USB-C to HDMI cord was to the right of where we were standing. I point and say, is that it? He responds in the affirmative only to tell me I don’t want it. Why not? He tells me to go to Best Buy because it’s cheaper. 

Still standing in the same spot, I ask him for another item, he says they have it. But that I don’t want that either, why? Again, he says it’s too expensive, and I should get it from Best Buy. 

 

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