If you’ve ever felt down on your luck or wondered whether or not life could get any worse, all you have to do is watch “Live PD”, the newish cable TV show that’s Sweeping The Nation. On Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm to midnight Eastern Time, camera crews follow cops around like puppies in … More Don’t be that guy [‘Live PD’ Edition]
Usually I can’t remember what I had for breakfast yesterday. Oh, alright, you got me; I always remember what I ate the morning before, because it’s always the same: bacon. OK, so I cheated there. Made for a good opening cliché though, right? Heh. 😉 Alrighty then, let’s try another… I might not remember what … More Who remembers?
OK, probably not you <wink>. You’re probably fine <grin>. 🙂 But a quick look around WordPress says a little otherwise. Just search within WordPress for the tag “Halloween” and you’ll see what I mean. I’d link to it for you from here, but WordPress is being a dick. And I’m logged in, which might mess … More You’re desecrating my holiday
And now I’m going to finish the post I started writing 6 days ago (lol!) Please forgive me if it’s a little disjointed or repetitive or something! 😉 Minimalism is the trend. It’s not a new thing; Zen Buddhists and other cultures have been practicing it for years. But Americans (I admit, I’m not sure … More Minimalism, materialism, and morality
Over the years, I’ve noticed some fairly egregious logical fallacies, half-truths, outright borderline-deception, and other ridiculousness in the arena of pharmaceutical drugs advertised on TV (“Direct-to-Consumer” advertising, or “DTC”). The slipperiness and spin are atrocious. I thought I’d point out a few examples. The rhetorical retorts that follow the bolded phrases are almost exclusively the … More The *Epic Fail* of pharmaceutical advertising on TV
Indeed, I had to take extra care not to inadvertently type “Dairy” in the title. I think milk is commandeering my brain again. I probably (really) should resume my angelic adherence to a dairy-free existence. But dairy-free alternatives to dairy (yes, I meant to write it that way) translates to additional carbs, without the protein … More Diary of a Sunday [09-24-2017]
Spoiler Alert: I think everybody and practically everything is important somehow. I think that in the grand scheme, everything (and of course, everyone) happens for a reason. Nature saw fit to make sure that everything and everyone in this world came into existence, somehow or another. It thinks each object and one of us has … More How ‘important’ are we?
This could qualify as a rant, but it’s probably not meaty enough. I’m getting thoroughly disgusted with the place, for reasons old and new, and if Natural Grocers (our neighborhood organic grocery store, which is awesome for so many reasons, which I’ll probably flesh out in a future post) had a fresh meats and fish … More Yesterday’s Whole Foods shopping trip
A neat post by a wonderful fellow blogger, titled “Dropouts”, caught my attention today. In it, the author discusses various successful people who never attended or finished college (or university for my British lovelies). The post got me thinking about the current exalted regard for a college education in the US (but only if a … More The case against college
Facebook is a popular critical target–the type that most people use (although that number is dropping, I think), and the type that many (including myself) grumble about but keep using anyway. I’ve been tempted throughout most of my so-far-8-year Facebook stint to leave altogether, but for some reason, I hang on, hanging in there. Actually, … More Facebook, leave me alone