I Just Reduced My Life Expectancy by Six Years , but I Also Just Freed-Up 45 Seconds a Day

My reading for pleasure has slowed downed dramatically in the past few weeks, and I'm not really sure why. Hopefully, I'll be able to get back into the habit soon. What this means is that I am still reading the book I first wrote about two months ago, Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science … Continue reading I Just Reduced My Life Expectancy by Six Years , but I Also Just Freed-Up 45 Seconds a Day

A Wee Bit of Gaelic

Ar dtús, má tá tú á léamh seo i mBéarla, caithfidh tú bealach níos fearr a fháil chun do chuid ama a chaitheamh… Tá an post seo scríofa i nGaeilge na Gaeilge, teanga mo shinsir. Ná bíodh imní ort le do thoil é seo a chur isteach i Google translate; ní chomhlíonann sé fiú na … Continue reading A Wee Bit of Gaelic

Is My Blog About to Pay Off? $$$

I started blogging six years ago with two primary goals. First, to monetize the site, make a gazillion dollars, and retire early. Second, to be a guest on one of the late-night talk shows. Well, at this point, my agent has not been able to find a time that works with my schedule to appear … Continue reading Is My Blog About to Pay Off? $$$

It Can Only Get Better (I Hope)

I'm a fan of motivational books, and one of the mantras that appears in several such books is "Make today better than yesterday", or put another way, "make tomorrow better than today". So today being New Year's Day, I thought I would give it a shot. To make it easy on myself, I did absolutely … Continue reading It Can Only Get Better (I Hope)

Then and Now: In This Case, I Think I Liked Then Better

We were watching the New Year's Rockin' Eve show earlier this evening and one of the performers was Nelly. I've heard the name, but I don't really know any of his music (fun fact, though: our dog's name is Nellie - just a coincidence. That was her name when we rescued her). The song he … Continue reading Then and Now: In This Case, I Think I Liked Then Better

I Thought I Was in the Minority on This Issue, But Apparently Not

"Alexa. What's 50 factorial?" "Alexa. Let's Play Jeopardy." "Alexa. Sing Happy Birthday to me." "Alexa. Tell Me a Joke." "Alexa. Play Bruce Springsteen." Those are among the many commands I have issued to my Amazon Echo device over the past few years. The device answers promptly, and correctly. It's one of the reasons I enjoy … Continue reading I Thought I Was in the Minority on This Issue, But Apparently Not

Send in the Clowns!

Clowns, for some reason, seem to have gone out of style. Sure there were always a few kids creeped out by a clown, but I think, for the most part, clowns used to have a good reputation. That is no longer the case. Everyone seems creeped out by clowns now. Well, not everyone. I like … Continue reading Send in the Clowns!

Music Monday: C-G-G-A-G B-C

I'd be impressed if anyone knew what medley those musical notes refer to. Give up? Think about how many of us may occasionally knock on a door - five quick taps, then a pause, followed by two taps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWbjP_ahuB4 Here's the tune on an organ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0dKdOad8_M the guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8rUVwaVEFA A parrot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDXJJe8UN50 and Bugs Bunny: … Continue reading Music Monday: C-G-G-A-G B-C

On the Day of a Major European Football Match, Don’t Use a Car in Singapore or Taiwan

In a quirky published report from the BMJ, researchers found that days featuring high profile (popular) football matches in Europe were associated with more traffic accidents in Taiwan and Singapore than were days with lower profile football matches. Although football enjoys global popularity, most high profile games are played in Europe. The top five most-watched … Continue reading On the Day of a Major European Football Match, Don’t Use a Car in Singapore or Taiwan

This Might Be a Little Late, But I Think I’ve Discovered the Perfect Christmas Gift for Babies

Two words. Ripping paper. The video says it all. Watching it is sure to put a smile on your face. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP4abiHdQpc Merry Christmas...