The Good Ole Days Were “Fabulous”

In the past month I’ve come across two paper products that harken back to the styles of my childhood. Gotta love ’em. I especially liked the drink napkins that mix the old with the new. I don’t know what the names for these visual styles are, but if you do, please share! In the meantime, I wait patiently for ladies’… Continue reading

Dear @OralB,

Yes, I know it’s technically Oral-B with a dash, but Twitter doesn’t allow dashes, and I want Oral-B to get my little blog post. They have a Twitter account. Hi guys! I have been using the Oral-B battery powered Pulsar toothbrush for years now. I love it! I especially like the rubbery filaments in the brush head. I love how… Continue reading

Hysterical Infoxication Writing Challenge

The Rachael Maddow Show web site has a contest, from time to time, called the Infoxication Writing Challenge. The challenge is this: take a real news headline and turn it into a FOX “News” headline. I just read several, and one of the winner’s headlines made me laughed out loud. The real news headline: Fifteen California Parks Saved By Generous… Continue reading

Dear @CNN,

Not that you care, but… Today, June 18, 2012, is the day that I officially stop reading your online news and watching your televised news portals. I’ve deleted your apps from my iPhone and iPad. I have grown exceedingly weary with your personality-based, info-tainment, for-profit approach to reporting. You see, I can’t even bring myself to call what you do… Continue reading

Rodney King, RIP

I always felt sadness for Rodney King. He had a difficult life before and after his brutal and unjustified assault by the Los Angeles police department. His life is sad testament to the pain of addiction and racism. His life was much too short, only 47 at his death today. But, as short as it was, he unintentionally called attention… Continue reading

The Fog Descends

Yesterday was uncharacteristically hot. In fact, even after the sun went down, the temperature was miserable. But this morning things are back to normal. The sun is shining. The temperature is in the mid-50’s. The wind is rushing in from the west (ocean-side) with great gusto. And the fog if churling into the bay from over the house and over… Continue reading

The Actual State of Marriage in the US

Today, an interesting article appeared in my news feed that made me curious enough to do more reading about marriage and divorce. The facts, when isolated from a conservative or liberal agenda, are sobering, fascinating, and not at all what one might think given media coverage of the same. Here is an encapsulated version of the information I found. The… Continue reading

Leaf Makes 4 Tiny Trees

Yesterday I drove Clhoé, our Nissan Leaf, around a lot! And I learned something I had not known: The leaf can only create 4 tiny trees and one full tree on the dashboard. You see, when you drive, the car is encouraging you to drive efficiently. The more efficiently you drive, the more tiny trees you create before turning the… Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren Absolutely Rocks My World!

@ElizabethWarren is absolutely one of my contemporary heroines! Last week she said, “Let me make clear, I am not backing down, the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, said, ‘Corporations are people.’ No, Mitt, corporations are not people,” she said to cheers. “People have hearts. They have kids. They get jobs. They get sick, they laugh, they cry, they dance, they live… Continue reading