I keep seeing ads for that Ionic Foot Bath on YouTube. (sigh) The wishful-thinking is high in this product…

I admit, after seeing it for the sixth time the past few days, I watched the several minute long infomercial on the Ionic Foot Bath (Made in the U.S.A., apparently) out of curiosity. Now, as a person who's had some recent diagnoses that require me to really change my numbers soon (cholesterol, sugar, weight, etc.) … Continue reading I keep seeing ads for that Ionic Foot Bath on YouTube. (sigh) The wishful-thinking is high in this product…

#110– Why do some businesses indicate “Christian” in their advertising? What’s the point of that?

This one I've wondered about a while, but it really hit me when I was driving to my music lesson yesterday morning. I saw a couple of billboards on my hour-drive out that featured some services. One was a roofing company that didn't specifically say "Christian," but the name referenced Old Testament ritual (not going … Continue reading #110– Why do some businesses indicate “Christian” in their advertising? What’s the point of that?

#023–How are we supposed to realistically protect ourselves & our identities online?

I guess this weekend's events are still taking up space in my noggin (see yesterday's post), because I know I had other questions I could've asked today. But damn it--with our everyday lives being forced online, how the hell are we realistically supposed to be protected and protect ourselves? Now, some might be of the … Continue reading #023–How are we supposed to realistically protect ourselves & our identities online?

#017–Who is really in charge of a patient’s health: the doctor, insurance, or Big Pharma?

Photo credit: Bill Brooks/Creative Commons I remember the first time I saw a prescription medication advertised on the t.v. It was either for Celebrex or Claritin, and at first I didn't pay much attention--I just thought it was a new drug to see in the store. Then they said the magic words: "Ask your doctor." … Continue reading #017–Who is really in charge of a patient’s health: the doctor, insurance, or Big Pharma?

#010–What’s in a (pen) name? How do you find a good one & keep your privacy…sort of?

I got to thinking again about maybe using a pen name when I start submitting stories again. My main reason for this is simple: my last name gives telemarketers apoplexy. I can't imagine seeing a customer try to find it on a bookstore shelf, or somebody on a book-talk radio show trying to pronounce it. It's tough enough for people I've known a while, let alone complete strangers.