Random Thoughts

“Did you see that ludicrous display last night?”

Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 9:15 am

Wouldn’t it be nice if the networks would set their science fiction shows in the near future, so it’s obvious the science is made up? Ok, I confess I watched the premiere of CSI Cyber last night. I also confess that I was expecting to watch for the heckling value.     About the only […]

Convenient Insecurity

Posted by on February 10, 2015 at 9:55 pm

My car is a simple thing. You hit a button to lock the doors. You hit a button and you can unlock doors. If you open a door from inside, it unlocks. I don’t think I’ll ever own a GM car. I’ve been in a number of rentals, and there’s a “feature” I find unacceptable. […]

A very very random thought

Posted by on January 29, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Ok, so it’s been pointed out multiple times that the Starbucks Trenta holds more than a typical human stomach. Amateurs. In Closing: keeping the average man down, or rather beating him until he’s part of the underclass who knows his place (and spy on him if he seems like he might think about doing something illegal […]

Do No Harm

Posted by on January 21, 2015 at 9:29 pm

Today’s question: Hippocrates famously said: “Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.” Add one more important habit to his list. Never mind that he didn’t actually say any such thing…. But as long as doing helpful things and refraining from doing harmful things is the topic, let’s […]


Posted by on January 14, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Some years ago, I read a book called the Inner Game of Music. In a manner of speaking, it was about getting out of your own way. Oddly enough, one of the things that stuck with me about this book was a peculiar concept: giving yourself permission to fail. Apparently many people have learned this […]

Three Paths

Posted by on January 11, 2015 at 9:43 pm

On one side, we have Tucker Carlson opining that one particular religion is a problem. Maybe his bow-tie is a little tight. On the other side, we have someone pointing out the extremists in the “dominant” religious group of our nation. But the gripping hand is Pope Francis preaching that breastfeeding is completely natural and […]

Hard Habit to Break

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Today I’m actually using the official prompt: Have you ever tried to break a habit and failed? What made it so difficult to break? Ok, this is a weird one. I’m still not quite over this habit: I have a hard time passing up things that are cheap or free. I’ve got dozens of books on […]

George Bailey and the Truth about Goal Setting

Posted by on December 24, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Once again it is Christmastime, and that means once again it is time to watch It’s a Wonderful Life. Terrific story about how we’re all in this together and everybody has an impact on everybody else. If you’ve never seen it, you should seek it out. Without George Bailey, the whole world changes: Billy Bailey […]

The truth is, None of Us Can Breathe

Posted by on December 6, 2014 at 2:01 pm

So, please mark December 5, 2014 in your calendars. It is the day that I agreed with George W. Bush, when he said the Eric Garner grand jury results were “hard to understand.” Sure, we look at the video and say “how the heck can a cop get away with choking out a man on a […]

Double Down

Posted by on October 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm

The Freakin NSA The Executive Director of Google says that the NSA is going to break trust in the internet, and thereby break the very internet itself. I don’t think the government cares. The NSA will do whatever it likes, thankyouverymuch. Further, it will do what it likes in whatever country it chooses! Ed Snowden […]