Over the years, I have decried the misuse of the term "skeptic" when used to refer to all critics of anomaly claims. Alas, the label has been thus misapplied by both proponents and critics of the paranormal. Sometimes users of the term have distinguished between so-called "soft" versus "hard" skeptics, and I in part revived... Continue Reading →
To all of the mothers out there, I hope you had a great day. It is a dirty and complicated job but somebody has to do it. If it was not you ladies many infants and toddlers would be forced to go around with green slugs and snot bubbles coming out of their noses. Without... Continue Reading →
As we go about traveling on our journey, there are times when our paths are straight or maybe meander slightly. With most of us, these times are few and short and we should enjoy them when we can. Often we come to forks in the path where we have to choose a new direction. Most... Continue Reading →
There's nothing worse than arguing with someone who simply refuses to listen to reason. You can throw all the facts at them you want, and they'll simply dig in their heels deeper. Over the past decade, psychologists have been studying why so many people do this. As it turns out, our brains have glitches that... Continue Reading →
Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.
Never drink earl grey tea immediately after eating mandarin oranges.
The best characters are the ones that seem to take on a life on their own. For example, when the reader is always drawn back to the book because they can't help wondering what the character is up to. It's not as hard as you think to create a character as memorable as Harry Potter... Continue Reading →
The sun had just finished setting in the horizon of DC. A dark figure lurked in the shadows of an alley as if waiting for something. A car passed by and as it disappeared out of sight, the figure ran across the street to the locked door of one of the abandoned apartment buildings. He was dressed in all black and wore a cape. His dark-colored body armor caught the waning light of the day. The figure fidgeted with something on his belt and pulled out some small tools. After a few moments, he opened the door. As he entered the building, he caught the reflection of his skeletal face in the window.
I don't know what I have been doing but it seems I have been doing it for a long while. I try to follow people who follow my blog as long as they are not too extreme in their political views and are not a business. For whatever reason, I have stopped following several people.... Continue Reading →
In a somewhat surprising move yesterday, Mr. Trump fired the director of the FBI, James Comey. The fact that he was fired should have not been the surprising part as he has made a number of mistakes in the past several months that has earned him scorn from those on both sides of the political... Continue Reading →
"Wrong Side of Heaven" Performed by Five Finger Death Punch
Apparently, France had their run off between the Russia backed Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron during the weekend. The results of the election were shocking in a sense that it was a blow out. Macron won with 66% of the vote which if my math is correct is about a 2:1 ratio. This... Continue Reading →
I personally like doing my blogging on my Android based tablet but lately I have come to the conclusion that it is best to use the web version rather than the WordPress Android app. Don't get me wrong, I understand what it takes to bring an application to market but at this point, it is getting... Continue Reading →
There is an old term on television shows that references the events in an episode of Happy Days in the 1950s. In that episode, one of the characters jumped over a shark in water skies. It was said that episode was the beginning of the end of that television series. Today, the term is used... Continue Reading →
With the passage of the American Healthcare Act (aka Trumpcare) in the House of Representatives, we are one more step closer to a major overhaul to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). Rather than perform a repeal and a replace, the Republicans in Congress have opted to make changes to the ACA. The problem is... Continue Reading →
In 2008 during the height of Obama vs. Clinton, I created the first iteration of this blog on the Blogger platform after realizing how much it sucked, I moved to WordPress in early 2009. The blog has always been intended to be a soapbox for me to vent about politics. Boy, did I vent! Sometimes... Continue Reading →