Blitz Q #182: Which part (of the cheating) was the “mistake”?

This is a question I'd love to ask when it comes to infidelity. How many times has the story come about, in movies, Reddit stories, anecdotes, etc.? Someone comes home, hears noises/music, follows it, finds their significant other in bed with another person. And then the cheater says something like: "Omg, omg, omg, I'm sorry, … Continue reading Blitz Q #182: Which part (of the cheating) was the “mistake”?

Republicans Did Their Homework

While I'm a big believer in the concept of fair play, when one side writes their own rules while trying to tear the "everybody" rules to pieces, it's time for the other side to do something else. You can't explain or reason with a hungry cannibal; it's gonna tear you to pieces. REBLOG from Armchair … Continue reading Republicans Did Their Homework

All folks considering voting Democrat definitely need to hear Beau on this…

This is the most true thing I've seen in a while, and something we should all keep in mind. I felt he was speaking to me, because when it comes down to it, I'm one of those "fair play" folks, but I have had to acknowledge recently that what I want isn't going to happen. … Continue reading All folks considering voting Democrat definitely need to hear Beau on this…

The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

My Copy: 9781566195546 (image scanned by me) The Brothers Karamazov is Dostoevsky's last work, and tells the story of four brothers (3 legitimate, 1 not) who have been raised apart most of their lives and come together back at home with their disgraceful father. At some point, the father is murdered, and one of these … Continue reading The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Complete Sherlock Holmes: The Return of Sherlock Holmes (#4 of 8)

My Copy: 9780880292610 (image from abebooks.com) Ah, yes, the master of deduction has returned (by popular demand, I can assume, if the stories of poor A.C.D.'s rabid fanbase are any indication). From the first story of "Adventure of the Empty House" to 12 more spanning different facts of Holmes and Watson's partnership, it's a fun bunch … Continue reading The Complete Sherlock Holmes: The Return of Sherlock Holmes (#4 of 8)

#028–What POSITIVE purpose does standardized testing have?

Let's face it--if you've ever talked with a teacher, parent, student (or better yet, pretty much anybody with a shred of connection to education and isn't paid by the textbook companies), the issue of "standardized testing" comes up eventually...and never with a true smile. I became a certified teacher in 2008. When training in college, … Continue reading #028–What POSITIVE purpose does standardized testing have?

The Pitfalls of Honesty

I came to the conclusion this weekend that one of two things needs to happen:

I need to learn how to become a much better liar, one who doesn't give a damn if there are mistakes and can bluff like crazy. OR
I keep being honest financially and employment-wise, but learn how to deal with the debt and anxiety that results from it.