A Useful Utility

| July 29, 2010

The office where I get my dental work done has a typo on their web page. It is in the phone number, and every time I try to call I first try the number listed, in case it has been corrected. It hasn’t. Today I solved this on a personal level, with Notezilla. Notezilla has […]

A rant

| July 28, 2010

I’ve recently been “informed” by about half a dozen people who do not know each other, and in different settings and different contexts, that only liberals are smart, and that all conservatives are stupid, ignorant, and closed-minded. One person who had just accepted my help with some things then mentioned that “conservatives are all assholes.” […]

Tonight’s dinner: Asian Chicken Salad

| July 28, 2010

Artgal is making it. 🙂 The salad: 1 head of lettuce 1 package maifon noodles 1 chicken, cooked green onions The dressing: 4 T sugar 2 t salt 1 t msg 1/2 t pepper 4 T vinegar 1/4 cup salad oil Boil noodles for a couple of minutes. Drain. Mix with other ingredients and dressing. […]

Why haven’t you read Dickens? You know you want to.

| July 10, 2010

My personal recommendation is Oliver Twist. David Copperfield is a very, very close second. And then you can tackle Shakespeare, C. S. Lewis’ non-fiction, and Charlotte’s Web. The book, not the movie. The point to all this? Never stop learning. You learned in elementary school because they told you to. You learned in high school […]

Autism. Listen.

| May 19, 2010

Tonight my family watched one of our newer favorite programs, Parenthood. The show is about a family, an extended family. There are a mom and dad, their three adult children, two adult children’s spouses, and their children. It’s generally a good show. There is also a young character, one of the grandkids, named Max. He […]

That Devil on my Shoulder

| May 4, 2010

We’ve all seen the picture, or variations of it: a person, with a devil sitting on one shoulder and an angel on the other. The devil represents, well, the Devil. The angel represents a guardian angel, or God. And we, we are to presume, stand in the middle with a choice to make. Which team […]

Back to Court

| May 3, 2010

Has Michael already run out of the money he was awarded for Terri’s rehabilitation? I guess a professional who lives on lawsuit money has to do something for a living when his cash runs out.

Waste Not

| April 6, 2010

Two quick ideas for using up often wasted foods: 1. Stale bread or bread heels… tear them up into a bowl, and sprinkle cheese on top. Drizzle water over it, and season to taste. (I like a tiny bit of a salty seasoning like french fry seasoning, and a handful of minced onion.) Optionally, add […]

I don’t think I like wedding rings.

| March 22, 2010

I’d rather call it a marriage ring. It isn’t about having had a wedding, it’s about a lifelong commitment.

The Allure of Magazines: A dozen quality reads

| March 18, 2010

Today I got a reminder that it’s time to resubscribe to Allure Magazine, along with the current issue. The only problem with that is that I am not a subscriber. In fact, this is the first time that particular magazine has ever crossed my threshold. Now, I don’t know much about t he magazine, so […]