Somehow this step never occurred to me. I was so busy trying to keep these plants alive and going (after so many seedlings have died and gone back to ground) that I'm surprised to see a tiny banana pepper plant that has a four or five inch green pepper already hanging from it. Yay--something is … Continue reading The plants are just starting to thrive… but when do I pick the fruit?
This came out of the Ether when I remembered the first time I tried to truly study the Bible on my own. I'm almost done with my illustrated children's Bible (might as well start with the cliffs notes version) and then I'm going to compare and contrast the wording in my original KJV Bible and … Continue reading I Was Told to Skip the Old Testament & Start With The New… You Can’t Say That To a Historian!
I blame this article about the Fender Jazzmaster from last week for getting me into this train of thought. It made me wonder that the hell a Jazzmaster was, and then about electric guitars in general. I made a mistake last Saturday night, when I stopped thinking and went to ask those questions. More than … Continue reading Way Out of My League: a newbie browses the world of electric guitars
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)
Yeah, I bastardized a Tom Petty song, but it's become a part of my personal soundtrack and wouldn't leave me alone, like it was telling me I needed to listen and keep it in mind. I let this world get to me. A year and a half ago, I wrote about why I was a … Continue reading I’ve been letting this world keep pushing me around…
So far, I've avoided buying more crap that I don't need. Whoo-hoo! However, I really was looking hard for a heavy bag to kick. I can't get a used one from old co-workers (they gave it to some family member), and I want a free-standing one, anyway. Oh man, I still haven't been back to … Continue reading Reigning in that fitness spending… though I still want a heavy bag.
(Photo Credit: nbcnews.com) I am so sick of this crap. I'm sick of these killings. I'm sick of these "woe is me" stories of a guy who can't hack it and says "screw the world, I'm taking you all down with me." I'm tired of white men (NOT BOYS, DAMMIT!) who haven't figured out that … Continue reading #044–Why don’t they call white male mass shooters “terrorists”?
My Copy: 9780760734186 (image from amazon.com) I couldn't help it. Halloween's almost here, I had to trip down the memory lane of Halloweens-past. The "Scary Stories" books were what I looked forward to most as a child and best thing I discovered in daycare. When I found these books compiled into a single volume--25 years … Continue reading The Scary Stories Treasury, ed. by Alvin Schwartz
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?
I had a ton of fun getting back into what I really wanted to do this week: kickboxing. I also said "what the hell" and went into Jiu-Jitsu right after. After two weeks away from my fave punching bags and snarky partners in crime, I found myself amazed that I didn't miss much as far … Continue reading Getting that strength training in (even that naughty core, because you’re screwed if you don’t).