Advances in shouting

Back in the day, we had these things called voices. These things had strange capabilities. They could make multitudes of sounds, at a variety of volume levels, resulting in the possibility of actually being heard by others. At first the sounds were probably mostly expressions of the needs of the moment. For instance when some ... Read More

What I have learned in recent weeks.

Once upon a time there was no internet. I know, I know, many cannot imagine such a thing. The internet changed the world in many ways. For instance, back in the day, one could actually forgive ignorance, because some people simply did not have the knowledge available to them to actually LEARN. Now that we have ... Read More

Kicking the habit

Humans are pretty addictive critters. I guess it was one of those things programmed into our DNA to add to the amusement of the gods … along with our susceptibility to Reality TV and advertising. Unfortunately, I have yet to meet anyone who does not claim at least ONE addiction. Most of us probably have ... Read More

Planning ahead

How to set up a basic house wide water filter so it is easy to replace (in 10 easy steps): Put it at the far end of a crawl space that would have a little person on their hands and knees. Make sure the instructions are simple, clear, and leave any pertinent information out. Make ... Read More

Change is in the air!

Since today is the second day of … well … SOMETHING, change seems to be a good topic to discuss. Rumor has it that it is actually a "new year" when everyone is deciding how life will be different from the old year, despite the fact that without a calendar no one would even notice ... Read More

Our corrupt "youth"

Especially with the movement towards a digital society, we have become a world defined by … well … … FADS. Now this is not really a completely new concept, but it seems fads now take on the same quality as most social interactions do these days, i.e. a picture with a few words to be ... Read More

Toast to a laughing man

As I prepare for my current adventure of a lifetime, I have dug deep inside myself to find the wise part of my wise fool persona. What this ultimately means is I have not often left the house to risk succumbing to temptation left and right, thus avoiding threats to my health, and more importantly ... Read More

Am I dressed right for my phone?

I may have mentioned once or twice that I am an antiestablishmentarianist. If I have not actually mentioned it, it probably shows. That is actually one of the few ists / isms I have ANY respect for. And not just because the word simply has character! For those who have not encountered this philosophy, or maybe ... Read More

Interview with a Ninja

Once again I have not posted here in a while. It is not so much that there has not been anything funny to share, but right now much of my life is just plain laughable, so it is hard to single anything out. Well that and I made an attempt to actually live IN the ... Read More

I blame the Illuminate!

I am quickly turning into a curmudgeonly old man starting many of my sentences with "In my day …", or at least the blogging equivalent. I can’t say I am proud of this, but on the other hand … serious WTF people? Who’d a thunk that the more "advanced" we get as a society … ... Read More