What’s the Point of Having All These Streaming Services?

My son and I were planning to watch a movie this afternoon, and I thought I would try and knock off some of the movies on the American Film Institute Top 100 list, which I had mentioned a couple of days ago. So I started scrolling through the list from the top, and when I … Continue reading What’s the Point of Having All These Streaming Services?

Could You Live Here, Knowing Its History?

The house shown above is owned by Jeff Franklin, creator of the 1980s television sitcom “Full House”. Franklin is putting his Beverly Hills estate on the market for $85 million. The roughly 21,000-square-foot, Andalusian-style estate, recognizable for its distinctive blue dome, sits on about 3.6 acres near Benedict Canyon and has nine bedrooms and 18 … Continue reading Could You Live Here, Knowing Its History?

After Reading This Study, I Just Ordered a Lifetime Supply of Blue Medical Masks

Here's a question for you - of the four faces shown above, which one do you find most attractive? In a recent study, 43 women were asked to judge the attractiveness of a group of 40 men's faces across four scenarios: without a mask, while wearing a cloth mask, while wearing a blue medical face … Continue reading After Reading This Study, I Just Ordered a Lifetime Supply of Blue Medical Masks

If This Past Week Was A Prelude, I Already Know What One of My First Retirement Goals Will Be

A week ago I tested positive for COVID, and fortunately, it seemed to be a relatively mild case. I didn't feel well for a couple of days (fever, headache, nausea) but then I started recover nicely. I was blessed to have a wife who took great care of me. We were isolating from each other … Continue reading If This Past Week Was A Prelude, I Already Know What One of My First Retirement Goals Will Be

I’m Looking Forward to Reading Dan Pink’s New Book: The Power of Regret

Regular readers of my blog (my wife and three sons) know that I have featured Dan Pink quite often in my blog. Dan started a series of bi-weekly Pinkcasts a few years ago, and I believe I have featured every one of those Pinkcasts. I have also read nearly all of Dan's books (I consider … Continue reading I’m Looking Forward to Reading Dan Pink’s New Book: The Power of Regret

Day Six of My Blogging Break: Music Monday – A Movie Classic

The past few days I've been watching quite a few movies (there will be a separate post on what those movies were), but one of the films was Casablanca. I know the movie is considered a classic and I've seen many clips from it over the years, but I don't think I've ever watched the … Continue reading Day Six of My Blogging Break: Music Monday – A Movie Classic

Day Five of My Blogging Break: Seriously? $4,450 for This?

Just last week I wrote about one of the latest trends in men's fashion covered by the Wall Street Journal: kidcore. This is a style where grown men dress teenager style. Well, they are back at it again this week. But this time, I actually don't mind this supposed new trend: cross-body bags. Cross-body bags—especially … Continue reading Day Five of My Blogging Break: Seriously? $4,450 for This?

Day Four of My Blogging Break: This Time, I Agree with Dan Ariely

It seems that lately, I haven't agreed much with Dan Ariely's advice to his readers. But this time I do, and in fact, I am going to urge all of you to follow his advice as well. I'll even give you an example of how to do so. Here is the letter Dan received: I’m … Continue reading Day Four of My Blogging Break: This Time, I Agree with Dan Ariely

Day Three of My Break from Blogging: Please Don’t Be Mad at Me, PETA

I hadn't eaten anything for two days, and while I still wasn't that hungry, I figured I had to eat something. And for some reason the only food that came to mind that I thought I could handle was some Chicken Noodle soup. As many of you know, I've been a vegan for over 15 … Continue reading Day Three of My Break from Blogging: Please Don’t Be Mad at Me, PETA

Day Two of My Break from Blogging

A while ago, I had planned to do a post that would include two videos of me solving Rubik's Cube (I'm guessing I've lost half my readers at this point). One video would be a relatively short one of me solving without much talking, and the second video would be a longer one that included … Continue reading Day Two of My Break from Blogging