I am sure this is going to make me sound like a major ass, but I am really tired of the everyone has to be a winner mentality. I strive to be winner in most things that I do, or why bother doing them? But, despite that striving, there are plenty of occasions when I am not the winner. I live with it and move on to the next thing that life has to offer. Continue reading
The news that my wife shared with me from the bathroom was that the bridge collapsed on I-75 near Cincinnati overnight. This was of a both interest and concern, as we frequently head up that way and were just there Saturday afternoon. Sure enough, when I did a web search that is exactly what the headlines came up saying – “Bridge Collapse on I-75″. Continue reading
Raif Badawi was supposed to get a second part of getting a 1000 lashes (50 a week for 20 weeks) last Friday, but it was delayed for medical reasons. In addition to his 1000 public lashes, of which he has already received the first 50, he is to serve 10 years for basically expressing his opinions and wanting a little more of what most of us consider basic human rights. Continue reading
Je suis Charlie. I am Charlie. While I am not to the level that the satirical magazine in France is, I certainly take my shots and political figures and even on occasion those of religious stature as well. I want nothing to show my support for this sad situation and that for which it stands.
I have said before and will say it again, making any sort of resolutions without following through and a measurement of how you did with your resolutions is kind of pointless. So, a quick look back and lets see just how we did in 2014. Continue reading
Can someone please get the announcers under control? It is really minor, but they are supposed to be professionals and that is what makes it so annoying. Anyone listened to a broadcast lately and all the mistakes?
Over the weekend I heard a snippet from a TED talk talking about emotional correctness versus the much more accepted and used political correctness. The basic premise was that I do not have to like your ideas or point of view, but as a human I should respect you and keep that in mind during discourse with you. Continue reading
A few months back, after I was more than past the time to get an upgrade and my old phone was starting to have some issues, I came up on a great deal. Well, at least I thought it was at the time. Amazon had their Fire phone on a deal for 99 cents and in addition to that they extended my prime for a year free of charge! Continue reading
I am extremely disappointed a not so far off purchase. I am not sure which if us does not understand for sure, but either Wrangler or myself does not understand what rip-stop means. I bought two pair and both pair, after fairly regular use, have ripped, and continued to rip at the location of the rip, in under three months or less. Continue reading