What do Foreign Correspondents Think of the U.S.? (video from The New Yorker)

This just happened to pop up in my YouTube feed this morning and I had to watch it several times. It's what the title says, and it's enlightening and disheartening all at the same time. Journalists are not the freaking enemy of the people. They are OF the people more than the damned politicians, for … Continue reading What do Foreign Correspondents Think of the U.S.? (video from The New Yorker)

“The Fifth Risk,” by Michael Lewis

My Copy: 9781324002642 (image from bn.com) I don't know what all I was expecting from this book, but I gotta say, I learned a helluva lot about certain government entities and departments... and how badly things can get screwed up during a bad transition period. The Fifth Risk is essentially about the election of Donald … Continue reading “The Fifth Risk,” by Michael Lewis

I may have orphaned myself yesterday, but only time (& more dreadful conversations) will tell…

It's become clear to me that other than our tempers, when it comes to the big things, my mother and I are polar opposites. I started yesterday morning off fine & was taking pics of some of what I was pulling from the garden (didn't want to risk losing them to the storm). We had … Continue reading I may have orphaned myself yesterday, but only time (& more dreadful conversations) will tell…

I used to be a free-hugger, now I’m not so sure I can go back to it…

Several years ago--one of my first blog posts, actually--I wrote "Why I am a Free-Hugger". Some people were a bit mystified as to what it was about or what I was doing, even as an introvert. It was a way to give people a chance to chat or have a good moment in a busy … Continue reading I used to be a free-hugger, now I’m not so sure I can go back to it…

Questions I’ve had: the “mile & a quarter” — #101 – 125.

Every time I hit the quarter mark, I try to compile the lists in case you're wondering (like I often do) the weird places my noggin likes to take me. Also, considering this odd virus situation we're all dealing with in some way, maybe this'll be a silly little distraction. So, to make this easy, … Continue reading Questions I’ve had: the “mile & a quarter” — #101 – 125.

#092–What is it that allows some people to dismiss modern facts in favor of the Bible without question?

Yes, it's slow going reading through the Bible. I'm almost regretting reading through both versions of the book, but not because I'm being challenged, but rather I'm getting more frustrated. I'd tried to study the Bible before, at least half a dozen times. I didn't really have good questions to ask a pastor or anything … Continue reading #092–What is it that allows some people to dismiss modern facts in favor of the Bible without question?

#078–Blitz Q: Did the Japanese Have & Use Tanks in WW2?

I guess that pic itself answers that. I'm sure there's a "whaaaa???" going on in some of your heads right now, because I'm sure the answer is "of course the Japanese army had tanks." But like the tree falling in the woods, if nobody talks about it, how can we know? Seriously. I don't think … Continue reading #078–Blitz Q: Did the Japanese Have & Use Tanks in WW2?

The “Half-Mile”: recap-ing questions #026 – 050 that made the cut.

Well, reached that halfway point of 100 questions I initially wanted to ask and get answers to. But I'm such a curious nutcase that I'm likely to make it 1000 easy (already got a notebook of 300+ more to tackle as topics, so why not?). So, for easier perusal, I'm providing the links to #026 … Continue reading The “Half-Mile”: recap-ing questions #026 – 050 that made the cut.