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Poltershorties

Published on June 11, 2015 By bmagnus

Bad: let’s start off with a few choice items on the TPP, including the full text… HA! Made you look! And she can sing: Ariana tells it how she sees it. Frozen 2: Now that’s not exactly a Disney Princess. Don’t think I’ve forgotten about Spying On Americans: NSA isn’t going away, just going quiet. Inequality: The […]

What a Perfect Spot for a Picnic!

Published on February 25, 2015 By bmagnus

Don’t mind the rattlesnakes, they don’t like sandwiches. In Closing:  A little NSA and government spying stuff; a little education stuff; a little health and fitness and diet stuff; a little women’s issues stuff; a little historical stuff.

Hard Habit to Break

Published on January 6, 2015 By bmagnus

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 […]

It’s time for Things I Learned This Semester!

Published on December 12, 2014 By bmagnus

That’s right, another semester is over! If you’re curious about things I’ve learned in the past, please enjoy some links to other posts. So let’s get going with the latest revelations: General: Eventually, the staff in charge of cleaning bathrooms will notice the graffiti on the back of the bathroom stall door. The kind of […]

Music Monday: I had a strange childhood

Published on September 29, 2014 By bmagnus

Fun fact: one of the geniuses behind that… thing was the actor who played little Will Robinson on Lost in Space and Lanier in Babylon 5. In Closing: Is the children learning?

What I Learned This Semester

Published on December 19, 2013 By bmagnus

The fall semester is over and grades are filed. Let me fill you in on just a few new discoveries! Maybe it will help you impress a friend while watching Jeopardy someday. Ok, probably not. General: You can always find a place to park on campus for an 8 AM class. The bad news is that […]

Financial Illiteracy

Published on August 16, 2013 By bmagnus

Many thanks to Cara Delany for this terrific infographic. Way back when I went to high school, I was required to take a trimester long class called Personal Finance. Among the topics were how to write a check and balance a checkbook, how to put together a family budget (this lesson might as well have […]

Springtime

Published on April 28, 2013 By bmagnus

Taken in my back yard with a “potato”*. At least one lantana is starting to bloom, which means the hummingbird and butterfly buffet will soon be in full swing. In Closing: Why doesn’t Johnny just go to broadway and get it over with?; Save Our Post Office; Wingnut screaming about how if we had Russian […]

5150 Shorties Way

Published on January 11, 2013 By bmagnus

Let’s clean up some tabs here…. It’s supposed to be cold in Vegas tonight. First person to say that disproves global warning gets smacked upside the head. It’s called “math”:  Someone notices that rent can be more than a mortgage these days. Funny thing, your landlord is entitled to a profit over paying his own mortgage! […]

Diet Research? It must be January.

Published on January 4, 2013 By bmagnus

Yes indeed, it’s the first week of the year, and that means millions of Americans are trying to shed between 5 and 500 pounds. Some scientists were even willing to stick their necks out there and say fructose is a culprit in weight gain (a culprit not the culprit). Check the archives and you will find me many […]

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