A Surprising, but Practical Use for WordPress Stats

Today I had another lazy start to the day, just laying in bed browsing through my phone. I kept telling myself I'd get up in five minutes, but I kept pushing that deadline back, until I finally decided I would get up in time for the Palm Sunday service that was going to be streamed … Continue reading A Surprising, but Practical Use for WordPress Stats

My Retirement Is Not Looking Too Productive

These past 10 days have given me a glimpse of what my retirement might be like. Since I finished teaching my class the first week of March, I really have no teaching responsibilities right now, so my days are fairly wide open. And let's just say I have not made the best use of those … Continue reading My Retirement Is Not Looking Too Productive

Too Soon? A Little Bit of Covid-19 Humor

In the midst of all the negative news about covid-19, some people have managed to poke fun at it. So I thought I'd share a small number of video clips I've seen that I thought were pretty funny. If you think it's too soon, well here's what a couple of famous comic writers have to … Continue reading Too Soon? A Little Bit of Covid-19 Humor

Singaporeans Like Us, They Really Like Us (Well Our Food at Least)

A hat tip to Sally Fields for the title: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl_NpdAy3WY I was reminded of this when we went to a Shake Shack restaurant for dinner tonight in Singapore. There was a line to get in, and no seats available for sitting (fortunately, a few seats opened up right before we got our food so we … Continue reading Singaporeans Like Us, They Really Like Us (Well Our Food at Least)

Only 45 Minutes of Biohacking

It reminds me of the great song from Yankee Doodle Dandy, 45 Minutes from Broadway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EboOGMNSv_k In fact, I only have to change the first line (ruben and jay were slang terms for country bumpkins): Only 45 Minutes of Biohacking Think of the changes it brings; For the short time it takes What a diff'rence … Continue reading Only 45 Minutes of Biohacking

Decisions, Decisions…

As a teenager, Spencer Haywood joined forces with future American Basketball Association All-Star Ralph Simpson in guiding Detroit Pershing high school to a Michigan state title in 1967. In 1968, Haywood was a leading player for the United States team which won a gold medal at the Olympics. He then played one year for Detroit Mercy. … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions…

Dear Fellow Vegans: I’m Sorry

I've been a committed vegan for the past 13 years, and I've written a few blog posts about why I made such a choice. During those 13 years, I could probably count on just one hand the number of times I may have slipped up and purposely eaten something that was not vegan. Such slip-ups … Continue reading Dear Fellow Vegans: I’m Sorry

No $35,000 Jockstraps: This Is Why I Love Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness is the gym for the common man - the average Joe. It might have some odd rules, like no grunting and no judgment, but at its heart, it's a gym for everyone. You can work out as hard, or as easy as you want. It's completely your call. And you can dress any … Continue reading No $35,000 Jockstraps: This Is Why I Love Planet Fitness

Paralysis by Analysis – Guilty as Charged

A reader wrote the following to Dan Ariely in today's Wall Street Journal: Hi, Dan. I offered to purchase a computer as a gift for a close relative, and I asked him to pick out the one he wanted. But he simply can’t make a choice. He keeps comparing different models and researching all the … Continue reading Paralysis by Analysis – Guilty as Charged

Want to Improve Your Cardiovascular Functioning? Your Immune System? Your Sleep?

Of course you do. Who would answer no to any of those questions? But how to get such improvements is the issue. There are the usual suspects - such as exercise, diet, and stress management. But an article in today's Wall Street Journal by Andrea Petersen offered a different suggestion. Friendship. That's right, friendship offers … Continue reading Want to Improve Your Cardiovascular Functioning? Your Immune System? Your Sleep?