A couple of months ago my wife Sue noticed that her phone had a built-in app which kept track of every step she took while she was carrying it. She remembered hearing about the Ten Thousand Step exercise plan, first popularized by Japanese pedometers in the 1960s under the name “manpo-kei,” which means “Get off your butt pokey old man.” …[ Read More ]
I’ve worked my whole life to take care of you and make sure you had everything you needed or, depending on how you’re related to me, you worked your whole life to take care of me and make sure I had everything I needed. Except for that ten-speed bicycle you refused to spring for, which is why I couldn’t get …[ Read More ]
I’m really sorry that I allowed corporations to become people. But you have to understand how much money they were willing to give me just to go in for five minutes and vote “aye” for a bill that I didn’t even need to read all 427 pages of. When was the last time a corporate lobbyist offered to treat you …[ Read More ]
How is today different from any other day? Will it be another in an endless series of wake up, drink coffee, work, listen to horrible news on NPR driving home, have a stiff drink and conk out in front of the TV? Will this be another week of looking at the calendar and hoping the weekend comes sooner than it …[ Read More ]
Other News From 2018 While we were busy obsessing over Robert Mueller and his investigation of the Trump Crime Family, and their ongoing relocations from the White House to the Big House, a lot of other interesting things were happening. Here is a recap of some other news that occurred in 2018: — David Barnett, a philosophy professor in Boulder, …[ Read More ]
Amazon has become the go-to place to fulfill all your shopping needs without ever having to leave the comfort of your phone. Mama has a better idea. Good morning, it’s Mama, I’ve been trying to call you for the last half hour, but you never pick up your phone. Sorry Ma, I was in the shower. Who takes a shower …[ Read More ]
Each December Red Peters changed maple syrup into stars to give as Christmas treats to all the children on his street, he toiled over big boiling pots, smoking cigars, listening to the radio talk about conspiracies, and sales of gift wrapped headache remedies at the chain drug store. Over the years he developed a reputation as a neighborhood Santa, a …[ Read More ]
Success strategy #423: Write down important things like upcoming appointment dates on the backside of crumpled receipts. Then stuff the receipts somewhere — but where? Success strategy #511: Always have a spare pair of glasses. That way they’re only half lost if you leave them at a friend’s house — but which friend’s house?