#SolarEclipse2017 ~ an indirect experience off the beaten path of totality

OK, we’re now here on the other side of the US 2017 Solar Eclipse that cut a swath of midday twilight across the country. I’m reminded of the line(s)/concept in the movie “Ladyhawke” when the drunk monk said that an otherwise lifelong curse could be broken during “a night without a day and a day … More #SolarEclipse2017 ~ an indirect experience off the beaten path of totality

A former fairground gypsy’s take on the Ohio State Fair ride accident

(This post got really long.  Sorry about that!  I just felt the circumstances deserved deeper thought.) Granted, this event is old news.  It happened a couple weeks ago already, so I’m a little late to the commentary pulpit.  I had wanted to write about this sooner, but I needed to collect all of the pertinent … More A former fairground gypsy’s take on the Ohio State Fair ride accident

Badvertising Part II

In this blog’s (much) younger days (as in, 7 years ago), I wrote about ridiculous advertising practices.  In that post, I mused about how ironic it was that I was writing a post slamming various advertising tactics when we had just gotten finished approving the final draft of our own very first advertising campaign. And … More Badvertising Part II

Dr Phil is kinda cool (don’t walk away yet) ;)

Confession time! I watch Dr Phil. There.  I said it. And I’m not ashamed. He’s not that bad! I know what most of you are thinking: “OMG.” I know.  I thought so, too.  I thought, ugh, daytime TV.  Talk about lowest common denominator and all that!  Never.  Ever.  Just–no. I assumed that it was for … More Dr Phil is kinda cool (don’t walk away yet) 😉

Maybe the 21st century *doesn’t* suck…

I’m one of those hopeless nostalgics, the ones who lament about the fading away of the “good old days” and desperately, futilely tried to bring them back or recreate them somehow. Bah!  Humbug. 😉 I think I’m finally beginning to embrace the newest Turn of the Century.  In fact, I’m almost beginning to feel comfortable … More Maybe the 21st century *doesn’t* suck…