How Do You Compare – the Annual American Time Use Survey

Yesterday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the results of the American Time Use Survey (ATUS). These data include the average amount of time per day in 2018 that individuals worked, did household activities, and engaged in leisure and sports activities. Additionally, measures of the average time per day spent providing childcare—both as a … Continue reading How Do You Compare – the Annual American Time Use Survey

Music Monday: I Recognized the Voice, but not the Artist

There we were, my wife and I, sitting in one of our favorite cafes, Playa Bowls in Wayne, on a Saturday morning. We are both somewhat addicted to acai bowls, and Playa makes one of the best ones we've ever had. We were lucky to get the seats by the front window, so we just … Continue reading Music Monday: I Recognized the Voice, but not the Artist

“I Wish the Internet Had Never Been Invented.”

Those were the words of one of my dinner companions tonight, a good friend I have known for 37 years. We actually met in a Lamaze class in 1982 when our spouses were pregnant with our first child, and from that humble beginning, a close, long-lasting relationship was formed. The World Wide Web wasn't created … Continue reading “I Wish the Internet Had Never Been Invented.”

Just Let Us Introverts Be Introverts

A couple of years ago I wrote about how I often went entire meetings without saying a word. I called it doing my Clarence Thomas impression. I suggested that such behavior was probably linked to my introverted nature, as well as a lack of confidence. And not much has changed since I wrote that post. Sometimes … Continue reading Just Let Us Introverts Be Introverts

WordPress Has THE Best Tech Support

I recently switched my hosting site from bluehost to WordPress, and all I can say is WOW. I was not having any problems with bluehost, but I just thought it was a time to make some changes. I had always found the tech support at bluehost helpful the few times I had to contact them, … Continue reading WordPress Has THE Best Tech Support

If You’re into Watching People Faint – Then You’ve Come to the Right Place

I just read a story about cam models, people who can make a fortune online catering to the unusual fetishes of their clients. One woman has filmed herself rubbing her feet with oil and glitter and she claims to have charged $20 a minute just to allow someone watch her sneeze. Videos of her eating … Continue reading If You’re into Watching People Faint – Then You’ve Come to the Right Place

Music Monday: This Is What Music Can Do To Us

I'm guessing that many of you have already seen this video, and if you have, it's worth seeing again. If you haven't seen it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do (it's at the end of the post). The video of 11-month old Thomas A. was recorded by his mom while they … Continue reading Music Monday: This Is What Music Can Do To Us

Kudos to Pinterest

I've never been a fan of censorship, but... But sometimes, the real issue is bigger than censorship. And that is the case with Pinterest and anti-vaccination propaganda. According to an article in today's Wall Street Journal: Pinterest has stopped returning results for searches related to vaccinations, a drastic step the social-media company said is aimed … Continue reading Kudos to Pinterest

Music Monday: Fortnite and Marshmello – I Have No Idea What’s Going on Here

It seemed perfect; it was time for my Music Monday blog post, and there was a story about music in today's Wall Street Journal. Should have been a no-brainer. Except for when I read the story, I felt like I was the no-brainer since I had no idea what I had just read. Here's an excerpt: … Continue reading Music Monday: Fortnite and Marshmello – I Have No Idea What’s Going on Here

ASMR: Beer, Sneakers, and Haircuts – What Is the World Coming Too?

I just thought it was a strange Super Bowl commercial. But as we were watching the ad for Michelob Ultra Pure Gold, my son said: "That's ASMR!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXmlN9BAddg&mod=article_inline As you might have guessed, I had no idea what he meant. Fortunately, the Wall Street Journal had a story about it in today's paper. Here's an … Continue reading ASMR: Beer, Sneakers, and Haircuts – What Is the World Coming Too?