It hit me this morning after reading someone's blog post from yesterday about Dump, pissed off about his cancelled NJ trip. I mean, I can see Dump liking golf... he can walk around as slow as he wants and it's a very stereotypical "rich guy" thing to do. But it hit me--I think every president … Continue reading Absurd Q #140: Are people REQUIRED to play golf when they become president?
I was thinking about this when washing my hands a bit ago and the water stream was all broken up (whoever installed it tightened it way too much so I can't unscrew and clean it... yet). I remembered when I had to replace an old faucet before that they kept talking about making sure to … Continue reading Blitz Q #139: Why does a faucet need an aerator?
This is one of my biggest puzzlements (and occasional pet peeve) that I've seen when driving around. I understand keeping a car length of distance if you've been taught that for safety when you are behind a vehicle, and maybe about two or three feet at a stop light in case someone rear ends you … Continue reading Q #138: Why do some folks at a stop light stop a full car length (or more) away from the painted stop line?
My Copy: 9780807001127 (image from bn.com) This one's a far different book than Stride Toward Freedom. That book was an autobiography and history of the bus boycott. This one's partly an autobiography with the Birmingham, AL protests and how they impact the struggle to a free and equal society. Why We Can't Wait was a … Continue reading Why We Can’t Wait, by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Yeah, after dwelling on weirdness that happened today (but I was too headachy to think about it much), this idea popped into my mind. Anybody I work with would call me a generally positive person, though I may let out a little steam when there's something frustrating going on. That's for one-on-one discussions whenever possible, … Continue reading How an outwardly positive person can be infested with negative thoughts.
I admit, I don't really go for the Woo anymore. I used to get rocks and cool crystals and stuff when I was a kid, and like many an X-Files fan (the Mulder years, anyway), I considered or subscribed to conspiracy theories or the supernatural or paranormal and what was possible or impossible. However, I … Continue reading When emotions have become too damned much in a short time: an empath searches for sanity.
My Copy: 9780316040938 (image from bn.com) I've had this book on my shelf a few years, and was planning to get to it eventually, but deaths at the hands of police made me pick it up right away. I had taken far longer to get through it than I thought I would, largely because I … Continue reading On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War & Society, by Lr. Col. Dave Grossman
Taking down statues of people in states of rebellion who were fighting for and openly supporting an immoral system is NOT erasing history: it's history MAKING. Actually, it's also correcting the record. Those statues were an attempt to erase history already: the history of the gains made during the 1867-1877 Reconstruction era... gains allowed to … Continue reading Confederate Statues Have Got to Go. A White Southern Woman Weighs In…
I knew it was coming up, but almost forgot it was today. Other than seeing it in tiny print on a monthly calendar, I would've totally forgotten Flag Day. What's the point of Flag Day? Apparently it was made to celebrate the day of the adoption of the original 13 stars and 13 stripes flag … Continue reading Q #137: What’s the point of Flag Day & can we get rid of it?
This was bugging me when I stumbled on a Ricky Gervais comedy snippet during lunch about dumb fairy tales. I love his attempts to figure out what's going on with the story. And of course as he tries to figure it out, all the other questions that have come to me over the years have … Continue reading Absurd Q#136: What the Hell was Humpty Dumpty supposed to be?