01/6/18

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — PTSD

PTSD — Big Red Car here on a somber Saturday in the ATX. Bit cold, but quite bright and headed to 60F.

So, the BRC has been around soldiers his whole life. The Boss, the BRC owner, was a soldier as was his father and mother. He grew up on Army posts and was educated at Virginia Military Institute.

Soldiering is a noble, necessary profession. It comes at some high personal cost to those who are thrown into combat.

Let’s discuss this a bit, shall we?

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01/5/18

You Have Permission

“May I have permission to live?”

Big Red Car here on a cold, Texas day. Ahhh, winter is fierce in Austin By God Texas. It’s 53F and going to be 70F on Sunday. Ahhh, Texas winter is fierce. Respect to y’all who live in the Panhandle, of course.

So, the Big Red Car is talking to some of his favorite CEOs for some end-of-year chatter and some beginning-of-the-year planning. One thing that comes up is that we are often our own worst barrier to success.

The BRC has always said, “A lot of success is being 80% right, but done on time.”

This is not intended to diminish lofty goals, but to say that how we execute things is dependent upon time constaints. The only truly equal asset in the world is time. We each get the same amount of time in a day as a billionaire.

But, the big thing is we don’t seize the moment. Lately, it feels like people need permission to be great. So here it is.

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01/3/18

Silicon Valley Sexual Debauchery

Silicon Valley, can this be true?

Big Red Car here on a cold, cold morning. The sun is up and getting after it, but it’s still 25F. Brrrrrr!

OK, so somebody directed my attention to this Vanity Fair article. I am not a regular reader of VF and, frankly, I am a smidgen skeptical.

Romans of the Decadence (1847), by Thomas Couture, as updated to parody Silicon Valley’s male-dominated sexual and sexist culture. Photo Illustration by Darrow for Vanity Fair.

 

This article is disgusting.

Vanity Fair Article Silicon Valley Brotopia

If true, it shows the moral bankruptcy of SV as well as the hopeless hill that women are asked to climb.

Read it and decide if it is true or not.

I am off to take a shower.

Be warm. Be good. But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car, y’all.

12/18/17

Sexual Harassment — Big Red Rules — 2017 III Edition

Sexual harassment, Big Red Car? Huh?

Big Red Car here on a sort of cold, potentially gloomy day in the ATX. On Earth as it is in Texas even in the brrr of 50F winter. [Don’t cry for me, Argentina, 65F and sunny this afternoon.]

So, unless you have been living under a rock, you have been following the news pertaining to: sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, hostile work environments, bad manners — whew!

So, it looks like we need some Big Red Rules pertaining to all things sexual harassment.

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12/11/17

Predictions 2017 – Politics

Grading Predictions 2017 on Politics. Hello, America.

Big Red Car here on a sunny — going to be 75F today — Monday. Crisp in the mornings, warm in the afternoons. Ahh, On Earth as it is in Austin By God Texas!

Merry Christmas.

So, today we grade the Big Red Car’s 2017 predictions on politics.

How did the Big Red Car do?

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12/10/17

Duke Basketball

Who knew? Top ranked Duke gets beat 89-84 by unranked Boston College. It was a good game with Boston College shooting 57.7% from three-point-land while Duke shot 26.7%.

[OK, so the key to beating Duke is for you to shoot almost 60% on your three pointers while they shoot 25%? Haha, simple game plan, no?]

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/game?gameId=400986132

I am a North Carolina Tar Heels fan except when they are out of the NCAA tournament (they won it all last year) and then, I hold my nose, get a cider ,and root for the Dukies.

Still, it is nice to see #1 Duke getting beat like a rented mule by an unranked opponent.

I will be attending church this morning to celebrate and to thank God for His wondrous works.

But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car. Be good to someone  today who doesn’t expect it. It really screws with their minds. Hook ’em, Heels!