Archive for the 'General Interest' Category

In a story about a town with no WiFi…

Why was I not surprised to see that one of the first “electrosensitives” to move to Green Bank, WV looks like this?

No WiFi!

Electrosensitives are related to Chemicalsensitives.

Supreme Court hears the gay marriage question

If you’re against gay marriage, why aren’t you in favor of gay divorce?

I happen to think gay divorce court would be compelling tv.

Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores


Big surprise, eh?

It is the only state I’ve been to where the guy working the joint will pump your gas, flip your burger, pull you another draft, and get you a dozen nightcrawlers all without washing his hands.

They’re probably drinking a lot up there this week, given that football game last Sunday.

A letter from Dad

This is one of his best:

Letter From Dad


Those are some fine instructions on how to use your computer.



I have seen my future…

And I do not like what is coming.

I’m talking about medical care. It is going to really suck when I get to the age that I require more medical care.

I was driving the wife to various appointments this week. It was an awful experience. There is no medical care. There are only specialists performing procedures. There is no coordination between specialists (unless they think a malpractice suit is in their near future).

You will have to be your own general contractor when it comes to your healthcare.

Happy New Year!

Maybe I’ll do some more posting this year.

How’s that for an overly demanding resolution?

Ancient Mosaics

Check out the pictures here:


As a kitchen designer, I am often working with tile mosaics in the backsplash. They rarely look this good.

From Sailer

Sailer is a national treasure. He deserves a much wider readership. A small sample:

How can the New York Times and the Obama Administration do their job of telling you what to think about this Defining Event of our Times when the local cops are free to release a security camera video on the Internet for the whole world to view? It’s just not fair: the Obama / Media Industrial Complex has all these highly expensive methods and minions for the engineering of human souls; yet a few wreckers at the local police force can undermine all that power and prestige just by posting evidence on Youtube.

Go read the whole thing. Go spend hours over there. Very enjoyable stuff. The comments are often great too.



WHAT WOULD HAMAS DO, IF IT COULD DO WHATEVER IT WANTED? As I’ve said, if Gaza turned out like Hamas wants, it would look a lot like the Islamic State in Iraq. If it turned out like Israel wants, it would look a lot like Santa Monica.

Insty is very witty. But you know what? Gaza should look like Santa Monica. Hell, I’d settle for Ocean Beach…

Another Side of Bob Dylan

Was released fifty years ago today.

The album includes My Back Pages. He was only 23 when he wrote that song.

There is an incredible body of work by Dylan that begins around here, maybe earlier, and goes all the way through to at least the late 70’s. I guess each Dylan fan will have his own span of years for his greatness.