The Day My WordPress Stats Went Wild

Yesterday started like any other day, you know - woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head. And then I checked my blog stats. Nothing unusual, maybe 60 to 70 views by 6:00 am. That's a fairly typical number for that time of day, and by the end of the day, … Continue reading The Day My WordPress Stats Went Wild

Why I Love LinkedIn

I've used LinkedIn for several years, and it's one of the sites I go to every day. As a college professor, my favorite feature is simply reading through the Notifications to see what my former students are up to. If one of them is starting a new job, has gotten a promotion, or is going … Continue reading Why I Love LinkedIn

These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants, Part Two

Last week I mentioned the autobiographies of Scott Jurek and Rich Roll, two incredible endurance athletes who realized their success while eating a plant-based, vegan diet. Their books were two of the five books that I had reviewed as part of my first attempt at blogging, Sportsographies. Part One from last week featured my original … Continue reading These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants, Part Two

Looking for a Cheap Date? Try South Dakota

I guess this is kind of like a follow-up to my post the other day about "The Surprising Truth About Online Dating Apps"; you might call this one "The Surprising Truth About the Cost of Going on a Date". Match.com released the results of a nationwide survey that compared the average cost of a date … Continue reading Looking for a Cheap Date? Try South Dakota

Music Monday: the Irish Traditional Music Session

If you're looking for some great music, you've come to the right spot. I'm following up on last week's Music Monday where I noted I needed to get more in touch with my Irish roots and start learning more about Irish music. Last week's post featured the great Irish folk music group, The High Kings. … Continue reading Music Monday: the Irish Traditional Music Session

The Surprising Truth about Online Dating Apps

  Here I go again, writing a blog about something I know nothing about. Actually, it covers two things I know nothing about - dating and online dating apps. I got lucky. I think in high school I had three dates; one to my freshmen year dance, one to my sophomore year dance, and one … Continue reading The Surprising Truth about Online Dating Apps

Is This the One?

I went to write my blog tonight, but then I heard the news about another mass shooting, this time in Texas. The headline: "5 Dead, 21 injured in Texas shooting". Right below that story was news that gunfire had broken out after a high school football game in Alabama late Friday, leaving 10 teens injured. … Continue reading Is This the One?

Say It Ain’t So!

In a new research study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Seth Margolis and Sonja Lyubomirsky at the University of California, Riverside, asked 131 participants to alter their behavior over a two week period to be more extraverted or introverted. For one week, participants were encouraged to act as “talkative”, “assertive” and “spontaneous” as possible; for … Continue reading Say It Ain’t So!

Hug Mobsters Aim to Satisfy Skin Hunger

This past weekend I was lucky to catch a local radio show, Flashpoint, while driving in my car. The show is hosted by Cherri Gregg and features debates on hot topics in the news and newsmaker interviews. The story that caught my attention was the segment, "Change Maker of the week". This week's Change Maker … Continue reading Hug Mobsters Aim to Satisfy Skin Hunger

These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants

According to Wikipedia, confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that affirms one's prior beliefs or hypotheses. It's something we're all guilty of, and this post is an example of me indulging in confirmation bias. I've been a vegan for nearly 13 years, and I'll admit … Continue reading These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants