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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Questions and Answers

My Dad was a scientist, and this was one of his lessons in scientific method: Ask the question you want the answer to. He wanted me to apply this lesson to all questions, and to the next thing which is also a lawyering thing: Answer the question you have been asked. It is amazing how little most of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Survive, Race, Bake!

Since shows like SURVIVOR and AMAZING RACE first appeared, there have been so many so-called reality shows for just about any interest or taste. Taste, of course, is not a high item on the list of production values for many of them, and some are just appalling. I think we could all agree on that,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

To Eat or Not To Eat

What exotic foods would you be willing to try? Which ones would you absolutely not, not even a taste? What is the most exotic food you have eaten, or at least tasted? For me, it's insects, and I would not eat meat from apes or whales or elephants. It gets harder to eat pork, beef, even chicken as I... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Speaking of teachers... I was moments ago in my journal blog, this prompt occurs to me: Who were your most memorable teachers? What grade did they teach? What did you love or deplore about them? Have you kept in touch with any of your teachers? My science teacher in 7th grade was Miss Mihalik. She loved to teach, was... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

scary and exciting

"If you are faced with something that scares you and excites you, you should go ahead and do it!" For me, this is the China trip. Getting married was one, too: Commitment scares me. What has it been for you? What scares and excites you? And were you glad, in the end, that you did it, or didn't? Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Prompt: Showering...

What kind of shower do you like? Some people prefer the overhead showerhead that sprinkles down like a gentle, warm rain. Some like a gentle flow, but mine has to pound down with water pressure like Niagara Falls! Those drive-me-nuts-with-frustration showers that seem to trickle along,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Where do you want to go?

Even now, I am thinking of other places to go, things to see... Australia is high on my list, and also Great Britain--Wales, particularly. What's on your To See list? If you are no longer making that list, what are the best places on your I've Seen list? Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


This weekend gave us, at least here in Colorado Springs, a gloriously clear view of the lunar eclipse from first shadow through totality to the brilliant, unshadowed moon again. If you didn't see the photos before... go here and click to the left: I watched a solar eclipse... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

What they said, what I read

"Chicken Will-maker" an ad from Quicken Books... "These Top Cruise Lines Are Elegant & Randy For Seniors..." Elegant and Ready... Sometimes my brain just reads what it wants to read. How about you? What stuff have you mis-read that made you double-take? Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Sounds like...

Do you ever listen to recorded ambient sounds? It's one of my favorite things, adding the sounds of nature to my surroundings, including to go to sleep by and wake up with. Here's a new sounds library from Yellowstone Park: Do you have... Sign in to see full entry.

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