Friday, January 07, 2005

Sushi

I don't know about you, but, sushi is one of the most artful of cuisines I know. It is healthful and a great substitute for fried fish during Lent, which is not far away. I have come across a very nice website for sushi ideas and recipes. Check in out.

http://www.sushilinks.com

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

FansAgainstViolence.org

About 4 years ago, I began working on a non-profit organization that would work toward eliminating unnecessary violence in sports. Just prior to the Pistons/Pacers game/fight, I revived the idea and actually did something.

Please check out www.fansagainstviolence.org

Let me know what you think.

Help Wanted

My first blog posting was short and did not provide much in the way o f what I hope to see accomplished. I am exending an invitation to men over 40 to provide suggestions on what they would like to learn more about, quickly.

I would also like to extend an invitation to women over 40 to comment on what they would like men over 40 to know. It could be personal, professional, hobby related, etc. There is truly so much information floating around the world and moving at the speed of light that it is nearly impossible to keep up.

I would like this blog to be the one-stop-shop for this demographic to keep up with what is happening seemingly behind our backs.


I am going to start by educating our demographic on "balding". I personally do not suffer from this, but, as with many things, information is abundant and confusing. Check out this site (a not for profit organization) to become educated on balding.

http://www.lef.org



Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Men Over 40 For Hire

What better demographic exists for hungry employers seeking experienced, mature individuals than men between the ages of 40-50? Likely, our children are growing, if not grown and rarely even notice if we have been gone overnight. Our wives (for without whom we would not be the men we are) have become used to our absence from home and family events and have mastered the task of representing us as a couple in many situations.

Why is it then that our demographic can be made to feel "old" when we are forced to re-enter a career search campaign? I recently left an employer who actually boasted the "youthful" demographic that made up the company workforce. As a former practicing attorney, a risky statement to make.

Why is it that we feel we have to attempt to "hide" our true age when sending resumes and interviewing? I am in no way pointing the finger at all employers. But, as I re-enter a career search campaign, I wanted to memorialize and share my experience for others in my demographic to learn from.

Please look for other relevent writings and information geared toward this experienced and valuable demographic of this nations' population.

John Edward.