Texas Power Companies Control Residents’ Thermostats Remotely

Wow! Texans are always very verbal about government telling them what to do. They won’t have it! They want freedom – whatever the hell that is. Yet they let corporations control their home thermostats remotely. Now, that’s FREEDOM! Power companies in Texas are remotely raising temperatures inside of some customers’ homes amid the state’s ongoing energy shortage.Residents with Google’s Nest… Continue reading

Review of Atlanta Peach Movers, Atlanta, GA

We have made five long distance moves in the past 15 years. Three moves were cross-country. And while moving is never fun, all of the moving companies did a great job with one huge exception. Our cross-country move by Atlanta Peach (There is no tree in our name.) Movers was horrible. I can not recommend them to anyone. In fact,… Continue reading

Dead: Rush Limbaugh

January 12, 1951 – February 17, 2021 (70) Typically, when someone of particular interest to me dies, I publish a very short R.I.P. post to commemorate their life. Rarely do I bid them good riddance, and never have I said, “Let’s dance!” But I think this post by Robyn Pennacchia sums up how I feel about Limbaugh’s death so well,… Continue reading

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 supporters 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