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
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 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
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
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
And now for something completely different: Christians must apologize to gay people for marginalizing them:…
My old camera is terrible but it is small and goes with me everywhere. Someone gave me a camera and it is very fancy but it is big and complicated. I have avoided using it and yet I get it out and fiddle with it once in awhile. I think I am going to start using it more.
NGORZSKL, Freedonia. Freedonian officials are tired this morning after an all-night vigil they kept in a state of anticipation and suspense, fueled by oglitz, this land-locked European country’s bitter variation of coffee. “It is very functional,” said Ngli Zolitwk, the nation’s first female Prime Minister, of the highly-caffeinated native drink. “What you don’t finish can be used to strip furniture, or unclog sluggishly-flowing sinks,” she says as she stifles a yawn.
I want to tell you about a local politician and political activist. She's been a physician for many years and, in that capacity, started to get upset about what she observed about environmental conditions' effect on health, so she got involved in local and regional environmental organizations in addition to medical organizations. She co-authored a couple of reports about environmental impact on health that are…Continue
Tony Robbins Hot-Coal Walk Injures Dozens: Dallas Fire officials report that as many as 40 people have been injured during the “walking on hot coals” segment of a Tony Robbins motivational seminar costing up to $2995, where attendees are encouraged to “turn fear into power” by…Continue
George F. Will was asked what he suggests GOP voters do regarding Trump:
"Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House."
In essence, George F. Will just reluctantly endorsed Hillary Clinton for…Continue
Conservatives wrap themselves in the flag and pretend for all the world that they are keepers of the flame (the flame being their version of our Constitution).
Defense of the Constitution came up once again when the Senate voted on four different bills related to terror and gun control. Caught by a reporter as he was leaving the…Continue
Added by Terry McKenna on June 25, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments
This is a photograph of Michael Forbes. He lives next to the Turnberry golf course, a Trump…Continue
Although I’m not the science fiction fan that Steel Breeze appears to be, I do like science fiction and even some science fantasy literature. Most of my reading of SFF was in the past. There was a period of about a decade when I read all of the “Good Stuff” – Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, the collaborations of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle – as well as many lesser known authors.
I liked Pournelle and Niven…Continue
I got a phone call a week or two ago asking me to donate blood because they're short at the moment. I think they just left a message. Earlier this week, I got another call. They have my number because of the blood…Continue
Well the Brits have cast their lot to make their exit from the EU. The pound crashed this morning and world wide stock markets did their ritual swan dives - down 2.5-3%. American corporations are falling back to Plan B and David Cameron is resigning as Prime Minister. President Obama has expressed his regrets while Donald Trump, true to form congratulated the voters of Scotland for choosing to exit the EU, even though they didn't.
CNN speculates that the Brexit vote may be a…Continue