Toasty Toes at Tony Robbins Event

I actually like Tony Robbins, and I lean toward buy-in to the basic concept of motivational speaking.The difference between believing you can do a thing, and not do that thing, matters. I've had amazing successes at points in my life, and terrible failures at others. Some of those amazing successes were attended by a deliberately positive mindset, some of the terrible failures were attended by aimlessly negative ones. … [Read more...]

I Will Not Be Weighing In On The Colorado Shooting

I purposely decline to read or watch or listen to "news" stories like this, because they're really little more than the news version of pop music. I like being beaten over the head with them about as much as I like being beaten over the head with the peppy, poppy, insidious, every-15-minutes-on-the-radio notes of "Call Me Maybe." … [Read more...]

Proof: Six Percent of Us Would Kill

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Maverick Blogger Pioneers World’s First Blog Post Reboot!

Seeing the new Batman movie last night, I had this exciting epiphany about blogging.Blogging is enormously demanding of time and energy. You have to turn out a completely new post at least every few days. For some bloggers, it's a new post several times EACH  DAY.But sitting in the theater and looking around at the happy faces, movie-goers content to see yet another Batman movie and plop down $9.50 for the privilege, I thought about reboots. … [Read more...]

Um. I Have My First Troll. I Think.

Apparently I have acquired a troll. A nice conservative fellow who describes himself: A 77 year old Pro Iraq War Agnostic Atheist Activist, 101st Airborne Vet and a former member of management in some of Top American 500 corporations.Also ‘formally’ a Fire Walking, Deep Sea – Scuba Diving, Paratrooping, Bungee Jumping, Spelunking, 1 & 3 Meter Spring Board Diving, Partying & Dancing, Rock Climbing, River Rapid Running, Expert Shooting, Life Saving, Body Surfing and Beach VolleyBall Playi … [Read more...]

Death From Above! Sloppy Bats!

If you've read my Falling Leaves post on Earth Day, you know I have a somewhat grim view of what's coming. Based on nothing more complex than the fact that we have no way to control human population growth, and will probably never have a conscious, deliberate way, we are screwing ourselves out of a future. Control will come from outside, via natural forces, and it will be ugly.On that light-hearted subject, here's an interesting article from the New York Times: The Ecology of Disease. … [Read more...]


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