Why I Hate Security

We all accept risk every day. We try to make informed decisions about the level of risk to which we are exposed. We drive our cars. We know tens of thousands of people die in the US every year in car accidents. Yet, we drive our cars. We drive them at ridiculous speeds. We choose to go well above the… Continue reading

3 Hours in the Dentist Chair!

I swear, I have good oral hygiene! But suddenly the old teeth are falling apart! Yesterday was not good! Grinding, drilling, sawing, pushing and pulling, squeezing, impressions, shots, suction, air blasts, the water gun thingie, horrid bitter tastes… O dear god in heaven! Now, I’ve always hated dentists until my more recent adult life. My new dentist in San Francisco… Continue reading

Confessions from a Diabetic Under Stress

I admit it! I stress eat! The more stress and anxiety I feel, the more I eat. And, I’m talking about the bad stuff—sweets: cookies, cookies and milk! Lots of them! Non-stop! Last night, watching the election returns, I needed an insulin IV! Every time a state was called for Romney, I had to eat at least 3 Oreos! If… Continue reading

Slick, Clever, and Birlliantly Positioned!

Unlike most people I suspect, literally everything I see in media, online and on TV, I’m asking myself: “Who paid for me to see this and why?” Call me cynical, but I genuinely do not believe anything in the mediaspehere happens by accident. I believe that corporations have paid large marketing corporations to attain very carefully defined goals, and they… Continue reading

And What a Week It Was…

The last couple of weeks have been, well… intense. I traveled to Florida to visit my mother. I was there for one day when Steve called with unspeakable pain from the worst sciatica flare up (while actually doing physical therapy for the sciatica) to date. He couldn’t stand, sit, move, be still. He could barely talk or think through next… Continue reading

OK, So I’m Just Being Evil…

Story One I indicated on Twitter yesterday that I’m in Pensacola, Florida, for a few days. I’m visiting my mother. Today I noticed the flag at my hotel is at half mast. I asked the front desk why. He told me about the President’s national honoring of Neil Armstrong, a truly great American. I replied, as if dead serious: Oh,… Continue reading

Lovin’ Me Some Chick-fil-A

Yes, I’m from the southeast. I love fried foods. I love chicken. I vividly remember my first Chick-fil-A sandwich. I was just a kid. Yummmmm! That thing was divine! And for years, in the not-too-distant past, my weekday routine included a Chick-fil-A biscuit for breakfast while driving to work. Just perfection. Ironically, most of the Chick-fil-A restaurants are located in… Continue reading

Blasts from the Past

I remember these vividly as a child. I was small enough to crawl under the end table in the living room and play with the colorful packages on the floor. For some reason, I was enamored with the happy looking faces and the contrast of the vivid color on the white packet. Keep in mind the packets were pure white.… Continue reading

Introducing Mr. Toilet

Mr. Toilet, a real man–Mr. Jack Sim, is the perfect spokesperson for a very serious issue: He’s likable, a bit unusual, passionately committed to a cause, speaks in such a way as to inspire, and is just odd enough to be funny. In just three short minutes he captures everyone’s attention about a very serious issue that the vast majority… Continue reading

Charles Dickens an Avid Walker

I didn’t know this brilliant author wrestled so with writing and used extremely long and fast walks as his “therapy.” Dickens was from childhood an avid, even compulsive, walker. He once wrote. “I think I must be the descendant, at no great distance, of some irreclaimable tramp.” Scarcely a day went by that Dickens didn’t flee his desk and take… Continue reading