Study Finds Pornography Leads to Memory Loss: A new study out of Germany is claiming that pornography often leads to memory loss. Researchers say they reached that conclusion after data showed that way too many people seem to be forgetting passwords to porn sites. …Continue
Hillary, and her supporters, should take nothing for granted.
There are no guarantees in prime time, high stakes, electoral politics.
They underestimated Obama. She should not make that mistake again.
This is not as much about taking the measure of Trump, as it is about understanding how truly deep the vein of racism and bigotry runs through the population of this country.
With all of the gaffs, insults, lies, misstatements,…
Why I’m not contributing to national political campaigns so far this year.
Trump says he doesn’t need the money and that his solicitations are to benefit the RNC and locals. I don’t think the RNC has performed particularly well of late, and I don’t know very much about the locals.
McCain had my financial support and did very little with it. So, no good money after bad for him from me.
Gingrich, Giuliani and Christie, fine candidates each, aren’t yet running or asking,…Continue
A policeman came around the other day, spoke to K&R, the couple who were doing some yard work for me. “Seen any crackers [sic] there?” he asked, indicating the green house adjacent to the end of our yard.
“If you do, let us know,” he said. The house is presently standing empty. One of those spooky…Continue
A poem from one of my latest projects: "Fallitur Malicia: Versifications Of God's…Continue
Added by Valerie Lynn Stephens on June 30, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
A New Book-Reviewing Experience
At least for me.
I recently agreed to review a book because it dealt with a current and important matter. It was also authored by one with a long and distinguished career in his chosen field. The book was up on Amazon, was published for real, and was being promoted by a well known publicity outfit. I approached the project with enthusiasm and the high hope of rendering a favorable review.
I don’t believe any of my own…Continue
Added by Gordon Osmond on June 30, 2016 at 1:08pm — No Comments
so the agent for our buy sends a message this am:
Good Morning -
I got an email about the appraisal. I don't know what they are talking about relative to a plumbing issue. Can you forward me a copy of the appraisal?
you should know we are to the wire now - both houses closing in less than a…Continue
It's summer. My wife was recently notified by e-mail that Camp has started. Camp means Camp Jabberwocky, on Martha's Vineyard, the first cerebral palsy camp in the United States, where J spent a few weeks of most of his summers. I've written about Camp before. It's donation supported, so don't make assumptions about wealth given the camp's location. …Continue
Have you ever wanted to create a graph and insert it into a blog you are posting? Maybe not, but if you have I have worked out a way to do it.
I used Excel to create the graph. I chose something that I knew so that I would know whether the visual fit the data I entered. If you have Excel here is what I…Continue
Let’s have a look at the mates, both natural and political, attached to today’s presidential occupant and potentials.
Michelle Obama reportedly wore a $1750. dress at a function in a seriously impoverished country. I have no problem with this. Any amount spent to address MO’s south-of-the-border figure issues is money well spent. But why must my email inbox contain daily dietary advice from Oprah Winfrey, a notorious fatty? And while we’re on that…Continue
Added by Gordon Osmond on June 30, 2016 at 7:56am — No Comments
Well the mosaic mural behind the bathtub is done except for the hazy area in the void. When i realized I wouldnt have enough grout to finish the middle of the void I was mad. But I realized that having it right there in the middle was ok. Maybe I would put white grout in there and call it mist. I…Continue
I had the pleasure of surprising my Little Brother this past Monday for his post-day birthday. I took an early flight into NYC, picked up a birthday bouquet, and delivered it to his office. He walked out to deal with a customer, did a triple take when he saw me, and I raised the package with a “Delivery for Little Eddie!” He was surprised. The office workers were surprised. The customers were surprised. It was a motif. Anyway, me and LB were talking at lunch and the subject turned to a…Continue
“They’re at it again,” my wife said with concern.
I looked up and…Continue
(This post was inspired by my comment on Koshersalaami's Latest post: My worry about Nate Silver's election prediction )
Mountain Mirrors Allow Small Norway Town to See Winter Sunshine: Because its tucked in between steep mountains, the town of Rjukan, Norway is normally completely shrouded in shadow six months a year. Now, thanks to three 183-square-foot mirrors placed on a nearby mountain, rays from the winter sun are being reflected for the first time on the city’s market square. After the instrument was completed, designers admitted they had no idea where to put it,…Continue
Do you believe in "dressing your age"?…Continue
I just purchased the Supreme Toning Tower. It has good reviews on Amazon and was about the price of a year at the gym without the travel and the locker rooms, so I'm giving it a go. It will be here Friday. This summer is…Continue
When Georgia Representative and civil rights movement veteran John Lewis likened the extraordinary sit-in staged last week by House Democrats (a sit-in he lead) to the historic 1965 civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama – “We crossed one bridge,” Lewis stated, “but we have other bridges to cross” — he invited us all to see the Democrats’ sit-in as nonviolent direct action in the tradition of the civil rights movement and as an expression of the movement’s highest ideals.