Sorry, But This Post May Make One in Three of You Feel Ill

A recent survey by The Institution of Engineering and Technology in London found that 48 percent of parents with kids between the ages of five and 13 years old don’t know what “STEM” stands for. So it's not surprising that one in three of these parents admit that the very thought of having to answer … Continue reading Sorry, But This Post May Make One in Three of You Feel Ill

How a Visit to an Apple Genius Bar Led to Better Eating Habits

A few months ago my beloved MacBook Air, circa 2012, started acting up. It finally got to the point where I couldn't use it for more than about 30 minutes before it would conk out. When I tried to reboot it, the screen was a very ominous-looking gray background with an icon of a folder … Continue reading How a Visit to an Apple Genius Bar Led to Better Eating Habits

One More Reason to Love the Nextdoor App

This is at least my sixth post that mentions the wonderful Nextdoor app, and this one may be the best of them all. If you are not familiar with this app/website, Nextdoor is a hyperlocal Facebook/Craigslist/community type bulletin board, where neighbors can ask around for babysitting services, advice on choosing a plumber, or making an … Continue reading One More Reason to Love the Nextdoor App

It’s Not the Four-Hour Workweek, But It’s Getting Closer

Over 14 years ago, Tim Ferriss came out with a breakthrough book titled The 4-Hour Workweek. The book was on the bestseller list for four years. And why not? Who wouldn't find a four-hour workweek appealing? While I have not heard of anyone successfully living a four-hour workweek, including Ferris, trials of a four-day week … Continue reading It’s Not the Four-Hour Workweek, But It’s Getting Closer

Be on the Outlook for Targeted Dream Incubation (TDI)

Earlier this year, Coors Brewing launched a new ad campaign designed to infiltrate people’s dreams. The goal, of course, was to get people to buy Coors beer, Coors encouraged people to watch a short online video before bed, then play an eight-hour “soundscape” through the night. If successful, this “targeted dream incubation” would trigger “refreshing … Continue reading Be on the Outlook for Targeted Dream Incubation (TDI)

Blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, BOO!!!!!!!

Did it work? Did the headline scare you enough to get rid of your hiccups? For some people, hiccups are just a minor occasional annoyance that might last for a few minutes. I'm sure we've all tried various tricks like blowing into a paper bag, hyperventilating, or being scared by someone. But for other people, … Continue reading Blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, BOO!!!!!!!

I’m In a Rut

The past week or so it has been hard to come up with things to write about for my blog. As a result, some of the topics I have come up with are quite dull. Well, to be more precise duller than usual. As I was thinking of what I could do to get out … Continue reading I’m In a Rut

Our Switch to YouTube TV

About a month ago, the Borden family made a big decision. We canceled our FIOS TV subscription and switched over to YouTube TV. The biggest benefit, to me at least, is the cost savings. It looks like the move will save us between $400-500 per year. Other benefits, from the YouTube TV website, include: 85 … Continue reading Our Switch to YouTube TV

Dear Spammers: How About Just a Little Bit of Effort

Just about every bloggerhas gotten a comment similar to the following: "Hello sir/madam your website looks awesome please help me out to create like this. My website is.... Thank you for your support" Usually, I pay no attention to such comments, but this one stood out because of the salutation. I don't know if this … Continue reading Dear Spammers: How About Just a Little Bit of Effort

It’s Nice to Know We Are All in This Together

It's the big night. The finale of Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet. It was the first time we decided to stay up and watch the newest episode as soon as it was released, 10:00 pm on Sunday evening on HBO Max. Well, it seems like a lot of other people had the same idea. … Continue reading It’s Nice to Know We Are All in This Together