Q #166: Why do people still fall for business pyramid schemes, & after being exposed, how the hell do many of these companies still exist?

I lost count the number of Anti-MLM mini-documentaries I've watched the past few weeks, and about so many companies. Many more than I ever knew existed, or ones I had heard of, but had no idea they were Multi-Level Marketing companies. Shows how often I branch out when shopping, I guess. And I'd never join … Continue reading Q #166: Why do people still fall for business pyramid schemes, & after being exposed, how the hell do many of these companies still exist?

“The Country is Screwed Whether Trump Wins or Loses.” This video chilled me… & we’re still awaiting results.

Two words came to mind: Holy. Crap. I had this pop up on my YouTube feed. I've seen some snippets of David Pakman's show quite a bit lately, but this segment from today delves into what it means that so many millions voted for Donald Trump in this election, even more than did in 2016 … Continue reading “The Country is Screwed Whether Trump Wins or Loses.” This video chilled me… & we’re still awaiting results.

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…

Too Much & Never Enough: How my family created the world’s most dangerous man, by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.

My Copy: 9781982141462 (image from bn.com) I started reading this yesterday when I had nothing else to do during a power outage (as it's been hot as hell thanks to that hurricane passing by). I finished it a couple of hours ago, and had to think about how strange it was to read this book. … Continue reading Too Much & Never Enough: How my family created the world’s most dangerous man, by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.

Q #125: Lies, damned lies, & statistics; or, Coronavirus versus other modern contagions.

I talked to my mom this morning after debating with myself for 20 minutes on whether or not I should (not a promising sign). I was worried she was gonna be one of those hoaxers or conspiracy theorists about the whole virus deal. Well, only took three minutes to get into it, and thankfully only … Continue reading Q #125: Lies, damned lies, & statistics; or, Coronavirus versus other modern contagions.

The closer it gets to Christmas, the more a liar I become…

I thought about this this morning when I just couldn't sleep anymore and had to wait for the local store to open so I could get some more coffee (and frozen chopped spinach--can't believe the mega grocery store near work didn't have any last night). I call myself a liar because at least a week … Continue reading The closer it gets to Christmas, the more a liar I become…

“The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare.

I fondly remember this play, and was more than pleased to revisit it on Christmas (though instead of the fabulous Laurence Fishburne's voice from the 1995 film version, I heard Idris Elba. And why not--the man's excellent!). It's a great tragedy that I'd love to see on the stage over and over again. And without … Continue reading “The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare.

“Measure for Measure,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

Apologies--internet went out or this would've been posted late Christmas Day for my "12 days of Shakespeare". Anyhoo... Measure for Measure is probably the best of the plays featuring complex scheming and bait-and-switch that I've read so far. I love the characters for the most part, even the despicable ones because their nature is quite … Continue reading “Measure for Measure,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

Race, by David Mamet

My Copy: 9781559363822 (image from bn.com) I've tried my hand at reading plays (other than Shakespeare's) before, and one David Mamet already (Glengarry Glen Ross). This one's pretty hyper and intense, published in 2010. Race has four people in the whole play: Jack and Henry, a white and black lawyer respectively, their go-fer and law … Continue reading Race, by David Mamet