23 comments on “Seductive Sourcing

    • I used to hide beneath
      The pain of being the first born
      Needing to be perfect.

      Then came the water…

      …oh crap, this is too morose;
      …I’m being too verbose;
      …no need to diagnose;
      …Comment’s over – adios.


    • Deez…Coming from you my poetic homeboy, who weaves tales of thoughtful that I so enjoy, is more appreciated than you can know, how a simple word from you leaves me all aglow…


    • L is for ‘Layoff’ which recruiters hate to do.
      O is for ‘OSINT’ tools that make us purr and coo.
      V is for ‘Validity’ which most interview questions are missing.
      E is for ‘Engagement’ another form are good ol’ arse kissing…


  1. By the 27th time I read this I found myself floating across my office as the warmth of the space heater under my desk enveloped me like a soft cozy fuzzy blanket you get at Target on clearance after the holidays. I see clearly now that rain is gone.I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind.

    If I had a dream, it would be this. Or maybe I’m dreaming now, I can no longer tell. I feel awash in your light, like the first time I found that you didn’t need LinkedIn to actually find candidates. My eyes were forever opened.

    If I read no other thing in my life, I will still feel complete. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.


  2. When the creek has been rising and the rapscallions, banditos, and ZipRecruiters are at your door,

    When the levee is more full than your inbox and you have buckets of rain, buckets of pain and buckets coming out my ears

    When the Talent Pool is too cold, too warm and too chlorinated, when it is even worse than the gene pool and the dream pool of cabinets you have known

    When the sky is yellow and the sun is blue, when both the dreams and nightmares seem true, when I see what a long strange trip it has been.

    When gone are are the days I stopped to decide where I should go and I just ride

    When we have trails of troubles and roads of battles, when we need paths of Victory

    When Rodney Dangerfield becomes less comedian and more philospopher

    When fear is clear in a handful of dust and satisfaction cannot be gotten

    When you take the good, take the bad, and take them all and there you have the Facts of Life

    When your lost in the rain in Juarez and it is Easter Time, too

    When you put on airs even when your on Rue Morgue Avenue

    When you don’t even know what price you gotta pay for going through these things Twice

    When you’re stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues again

    When she takes your voice and leaves you howling at the moon

    When you take responsibility for what you can and not for things you cannot control

    When the Sun is going to shine on your Backdoor someday

    When the world don’t move to the beat of just one Drum

    When you plagiarize a bunch of songs, 80s theme music, email templates and poets

    When the joke was on me as there was no even there to bluff

    Well, then…

    Well, then…

    Well, then…

    Just pick up the Goddamn Phone and smile and dial and add to the piles

    (With thanks to Robert Zimmerman, Robert Hunter, TS Elliot and Gary Coleman)

    (And, always always always, thanks to Steve Levy)

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    • Newman, dear Newman…when the days do run chilly
      And Boolean strings produce hits that are silly
      I open up Facebook or peer at my blog
      Hoping that your wisdom will clear up my fog…


  3. This makes me want to pour myself a nice bourbon, curl up next to a roaring fire, put on my leopard print snuggie, and source all day long.


    • All I can can think of as I stare into space
      is “me” AND “ow” (blanton|”makers mark”|”buffalo trace”
      I like where you went with your Comment dear Hank
      It’s subtle like me – and I’m offering thanks


    • oh Grandmaster Challenger,
      Send me an email
      With “Seductive Sourcing” as the Subject
      To help unlock this tale.
      Which email should you
      be sending me now?
      It’s ‘personal’ to me
      Until then…Ciao.


  4. Simply searching for all these words finds the video game “Sunless Sea.” About the game:


    Take the helm of your steamship and set sail for the unknown! Sunless Sea is a game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death, set in the award-winning Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London.

    If the giant crabs, sentient icebergs and swarms of bats don’t get you, madness and cannibalism certainly will. But that old black ocean beckons, and there’s loot for the brave souls who dare to sail her.

    Betray your crew, sell your soul to a Devil, marry your sweetheart. Survive long enough and you’ll achieve your life’s ambition.

    You will die, but your legacy will live on…”

    Yeah, that’s pretty much everything about sourcing!!!


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