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?

This Is Why Houses Need Escalators

It's been one of my most popular posts, "Why Don’t Houses Have Escalators?", with close to 2,000 views. In that post, I wrote "I find the idea of being stuck in an elevator at my house with nobody around kind of frightening", and offered the following benefits of having an escalator in your home: if … Continue reading This Is Why Houses Need Escalators

From Sports to Politics to Aristotle to Teenagers, Highlights from Today’s Wall Street Journal

The Weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal is always my favorite. It's not all business, and with its Review and Off Duty sections, there's sure to be sure a story or two that captures the reader's interest. Since today's paper was no exception (even though there was no column from Dan Ariely), I thought … Continue reading From Sports to Politics to Aristotle to Teenagers, Highlights from Today’s Wall Street Journal

Profile in Passion: The Wiki Geek

President Trump. J.K. Rowling. Kim Kardashian West. It's probably no surprise that Time magazine named these three individuals as being among the top 25 most influential people on the internet. But at least one name on the list may not be so easy to recognize. My guess is that you have not heard of Mr. … Continue reading Profile in Passion: The Wiki Geek