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18 Jun 2021

GORGE CHALLENGE

Eat 109 pounds of meat in one hour and win $2000. You can bring some friends so you each only need to eat about 11 pounds. Imagine taking a week or two worth of food and swallowing all of it within about an hour. I suppose that works fine if you are a python. If you break it down it’s the equivalent of eating a meatball every twenty seconds. I don’t know if anyone ever won it and survived. If […]

17 Jun 2021

SPAGHETTI SPECIALIST

Where do all these wires go? It’s a tangle of colored wires coming from somewhere and going somewhere. They are all part of the legacy system affectionately known as POTS, Plain Old Telephone System. Your landline phone (if you still have one) is literally connected by a line (a wire) that runs along the land to other wires that connect to other phones.. I’ve wired phones in my house. There are only a few wires and it took me a […]

16 Jun 2021

GENEROSITY

People are generally pretty generous and giving. If we have plenty of what we need we are happy to share with others. Sometimes we think we should get something in return (money!!) but often our heart goes out to those in need and we offer our valuables with no expectation of reciprocity.

15 Jun 2021

WHOSE TURF?

It’s not a fair race. Not even close. One could never beat the other.Which one wins depends on where the race is held. A road or a muddy field? Get your bets in.

14 Jun 2021

KITTY KARE

We live in a world of service. Many people recognizing needs and fulfilling them. Sometimes we may not even know we have a need until someone offers to help. A couple of astute entrepreneurs saw something that some people need but haven’t yet realized. Cats have feelings and can benefit from some positive attention. Their owners may benefit, too.

13 Jun 2021

THE RIGHT TO BEAR MEGA BLASTERS

Are they covered by the 2nd amendment? Should they be regulated? What about open carry? Questions we fear to ask, lest we trample constitutional rights, but asking the questions is just opening a dialog. Right? Some things need to be brought out into the open. Mega blasters are proliferating at an unprecedented scale. We trust that the owners are level headed and responsible there is always the possibility that these weapons of mass saturation may get into the hands of […]

12 Jun 2021

GROWTH INDUSTRY

Americans excel at some things. Leading the world and being so far out in front that it is hard to imagine anyone ever catching up. The things we excel at have changed over time. Maybe we aren’t the smartest, the most democratic, the most tolerant, the kindest, most equal, healthiest, leanest or the happiest bunch but we are exceptional at proliferating. We got stuff. Lottsa stuff. We got so much stuff we can’t fit it all in our attics, basements […]

11 Jun 2021

IMAGINARY COMPANION

“Table for two, please. Just one menu, we’ll share.”

10 Jun 2021

REMOTE WORK

Offices can be highly efficient. Heated, cooled, networked, centralized, hierarchical, governed and moderated. Most have a microwave for heating up last night’s leftovers. And coffee. Lots of coffee. Maybe some real cream and occasional donuts. They are designed for the daily grind with just the right amount of lumens from the cool white fluorescent lights to read what’s on paper and to see your computer screen. It’s all about focus and productivity. All designed to get the job done. America […]

09 Jun 2021

TURTLE NECK

It’s so obvious. I wear one often. Why did I never make the connection before? What else am I missing? I’m embarrassed. Makes me want to withdraw back into my shell.