Readers ask: ‘I love your blog pictures! How do you find them?’

I’ve gotten this question/compliment (thank you!!  Really glad you’ve enjoyed) more than a few times over the past year or so (mostly on my Asperger’s/autism spectrum blog), and since I’m feeling way more constructive today than I have in the past couple of days, I’ll tackle the project of coming up with a semi-coherent answer. … More Readers ask: ‘I love your blog pictures! How do you find them?’

Favorite quotes :)

Well hell, I never believed in making lists in any particular order as a general rule (with a few exceptions), so why start now? šŸ˜‰ “Joke ’em if they can’t take a f**k.” ~unknown (first heard from my partner) “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” … More Favorite quotes šŸ™‚

Never buy anything advertised on televisionĀ 

If I could identify one “Rule” To Live by, this would be it.  As far as I’m concerned, it’s the one “hold-back” Robert Fulghum left out of his literary classic, “Everything I Needed To Know, I Learned In Kindergarten”.  And it should be known that every accomplished master never reveals all; they usually keep a … More Never buy anything advertised on televisionĀ 

My go-to ā€˜survival kit’ of herbal remedies ~ Part 2 of 2 :)

This is a continuation of the previous post, which was simply too cool to be limited to one post. Ā šŸ˜‰ The previous disclaimers still apply – educational/entertainment purposes only, not intended as medical advice, consult with your licensed healthcare provider, yada yada. So, without further babbling, here’s Part 2. šŸ™‚ Holy Basil (aka Tulsi) – … More My go-to ā€˜survival kit’ of herbal remedies ~ Part 2 of 2 šŸ™‚

My go-to ‘survival kit’ of herbal remedies ~ Part 1 of 2 :)

It’s been a while since I’ve actually done a “helpful, educational” post, so I figure hey–it’s time. šŸ˜‰ Before I get started, I have to issue my usual disclaimers. Ā Things like “even though I’m a doctor, I’m unfortunately not yours, so this isn’t intended to be medical advice” and “this is for ‘entertainment/FYI purposes’ only” … More My go-to ‘survival kit’ of herbal remedies ~ Part 1 of 2 šŸ™‚

iPhone hygiene: how I make (and keep) my phone tolerableĀ 

It’s been almost nine months since that fateful September day when I had finally had it up to here (points to the chin or the eyebrows, or somewhere in between) with my iPhone 5. Its agonizing decline was so gradual and, well, agonizing that I felt compelled to write about it at the time, since … More iPhone hygiene: how I make (and keep) my phone tolerableĀ 

Everything we’ve heard about nicotine is wrong

Evidence is mounting that nicotine might be the next “smart drug”. Yep, that’s right. Except that you won’t hear that – ever – touted in the US. Why not? I’m not sure–at least, I don’t have anything I can prove. Ā But I have my theories. Ā But I’ll get to those later. Ā Let’s start dispelling myths. … More Everything we’ve heard about nicotine is wrong