I’m going to have to say goodbye to the humble potato…

While I'm pleased my first pot roast came out just fine, it seems I might not be able to enjoy it terribly often in the future. Mainly because I like having pot roast over mashed potatoes like always in life. This week, though, revealed that the food gods have decided to laugh at me and … Continue reading I’m going to have to say goodbye to the humble potato…

Blitz Q #156: What’s your favorite Firefly episode?

I've spent days with a foggy brain when I wasn't cooking or shoveling fill dirt around my house. Probably the only thing that made me excitable (other than my first successful pot roast) was having YouTube videos on. What got me out of it--at least a little while--was something I'd never watched before: First viewing … Continue reading Blitz Q #156: What’s your favorite Firefly episode?

35 Years Ago Today, Titanic was found…

Not the famous bow shot coming out of the gloom that just makes you in awe, but rather the debris on the ocean floor. And one of the first images early that morning was of one of the boilers that spilled out from the ship (above). And the start of a shipwreck obsession that's lasted … Continue reading 35 Years Ago Today, Titanic was found…

Q #129: Another COVID-19 question: They keep saying “make ventilators”. Okay, but who’s making gloves, gowns, & other PPE right now?

A comment from someone that I read today prompted this question. I get the need for ventilators for all the people who are coming down with the worst bits of this coronavirus. Obviously, there's a need. However, the longer this goes on, the more it feels like it's just tackling a small part of the … Continue reading Q #129: Another COVID-19 question: They keep saying “make ventilators”. Okay, but who’s making gloves, gowns, & other PPE right now?

#094 Blitz Q: I’ve never seen Game of Thrones. Would you recommend the books, TV Series, or Both?

I am one of the dozen people with HBO that hasn't seen a SINGLE episode of Game of Thrones. And yet, that's all everybody's talking about. Never saw an episode, though I saw the Honest Trailer for the series (lotsa mentions of boobies, dragons, and swords, but that's it). I'm a big believer in reading … Continue reading #094 Blitz Q: I’ve never seen Game of Thrones. Would you recommend the books, TV Series, or Both?

Wishing the best for all this year, and the hopes that the next will be better…

I wish like crazy I've had time to read and write the past few weeks, but moving furniture has left me little. I will be finishing Shakespeare pretty soon, and starting tomorrow will do my 12 days of Shakespeare (because I'm still trying to finish the plays--definitely not gonna make my reading goal this year). … Continue reading Wishing the best for all this year, and the hopes that the next will be better…

The 3/4 mile: re-tackling questions #051-075 (and more)

I've had a lot of questions the past few months: some serious, some nutty, some adopted, and plenty that were my own. I figured I'd put a table of the past 25 up to this point (with links to prior quarter-lists for the curious): #001-025--"my 1st 25", and #026-050--"half-mile" So, without further ado: #051--Pandora's Box is … Continue reading The 3/4 mile: re-tackling questions #051-075 (and more)

#073–What Would Mister Rogers Say (or Do) If He Were Here Today?

(image from The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust) I first started thinking about this a few days ago when in the midst of my very-long depression article, because I probably watched the trailer for the documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? four or five times that morning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhwktRDG_aQ It's not playing in my neck of the woods … Continue reading #073–What Would Mister Rogers Say (or Do) If He Were Here Today?

#066 BLITZ Q: Is “Yankees Hate” a running gag in Hollywood and pop culture, or a real thing?

This is something I've seen in a ton of movies, and t.v. shows. I was re-watching Thomas Jane in The Punisher a few days ago and remembered a moment when the cop was trying to sympathize with Frank Castle when he re-appeared and said "Obviously you're upset." Castle's response (at :25): https://youtu.be/Z7ALyqfv1QI?t=25 I thought that … Continue reading #066 BLITZ Q: Is “Yankees Hate” a running gag in Hollywood and pop culture, or a real thing?

#049–Why is “Stairway to Heaven” THAT song–THE rock song many can’t ignore or stop listening to?

I was driving home last night and thumbed through my iPod, trying to keep myself going even though my head was splitting. And there it was. Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." And I listened to it. I always listen to it. There's something about this song. I don't know what it is, but it's a … Continue reading #049–Why is “Stairway to Heaven” THAT song–THE rock song many can’t ignore or stop listening to?