Today: US Coup Attempt by Domestic Terrorists Deliberately Incited by Donald Trump

I’ve tried exceptionally hard not to write much about politics in the last year or so, but right now I’m furiously angry. I write this post to document US history and begin a conversation about who is to blame and the need for accountability. Today Donald Trump and his cronies addresed a crowd of 30,000 supports and incited them to… Continue reading

We Don’t Accept Cash

Just over a year ago, we purchased our pickup truck, a 1500 RAM Laramie. Yeah, I never imagined myself as a pickup truck sort of guy, but we were thinking about buying an RV and touring the West when we moved out here. We would need something more utilitarian than our Prius Prime, Smurph1 After finally agreeing on the vehicle… Continue reading

“They” Really Are Listening!

This is a true story. I don’t know who “they” actually are, but you can draw your own conclusions: Is someone really listening to our private conversations through our digital devices? I have concluded someone absolutely is! Here’s the true story: Several months ago, near the beginning of the pandemic lockdown in Atlanta, Steve was in the kitchen cooking dinner.… Continue reading

Pat Robertson: Now Brain Dead

Apparently yesterday televangelist (tele-terrorist, if you ask me) had yet another full on mental meltdown. Isn’t this filthy rich, 89 year old, religious bigot dead yet? He’s certainly brain dead! Referring to the Equality Act, he said: This is a devastating blow to religious freedom and to the sanctity of America. If you want to bring the judgment of God… Continue reading

Our Transportation Needs: Electric vs Hybrid Vehicles; Ownership vs Subscription

American Cars ’67 Ford Falcon: My first car! When I was a young kid I had a Ford and then a Plymouth. After my family’s experience with American-made cars, I swore that, as an adult, I would never again own an American car brand. American cars were crap cars–junk that wasn’t innovative or in the least bit reliable. Nissan MuranoAcura… Continue reading

Old Navy Tried to Rip Me Off

I prefer to wear inexpensive, non-branded/non-logo clothes1 . My avoidance of over-priced merchandise is a silent economic/political statement on my part. Last week I checked Old Navy online to see if some specific pants and shirts were in stock at the Old Navy flagship store in San Francisco. According to their website, only one item was available for in-store pickup.… Continue reading

About the USPS (United States Postal Service)

I’ve always been a huge fan of the United States Postal Service (USPS), even as big business wants to privatize it to make themselves even richer. Our postman in Sausalito, Bernie, was such a nice guy. My postwoman in Decatur years ago would leave me little notes thanking me for the few times (semi-annually) I would empty my mailbox–all of… Continue reading

Speed Binge Watching TV

I have “invented” a new form of binge watching TV. I’m calling it Speed Binge Watching™. So what is it, and why would you want to speed binge watch? What Is It Speed Binge Watching is binge watching with a twist. When speed binge watching, you constantly fast forward through entire scenes. This is typically done by holding down the… Continue reading