I was stopped yesterday by three people in my town with a population of approx. 7500 souls. These three people were running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Defined it is someone who runs around in a crazy, frenzied manner. Scientifically speaking, (this might get a bit graphic) after you decapitate the chicken, … Continue reading Probabilities
When I got home from work tonight, I began unloading the dishwasher. Sometimes mindless tasks calm me down. I've been agitated the last few days over the political unrest in America. I am taken aback by the hatred I see and hear. It can be overwhelming. So as I was taking out an agatized wood … Continue reading Agatized
I remember when I had to suffer through this. New Math. It was taught during the 1950's—1970's. It was supposed to be a dramatic change in the way math was taught, emphasizing “discovery learning.” Students worked in groups to invent theories about the problems posed in the textbooks. The goal was get past children only … Continue reading New Math
This idea is genius! I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner. Maybe you've heard of carbon offsets. A carbon offset, sometimes called a carbon credit, refers to paying someone else to reduce their carbon emissions or increase their carbon sequestration (as in by planting trees) in order to offset your own carbon … Continue reading I’m going to make Millions!
I have been reviewing 2020 to look for moments I can be grateful for. The biggest one has been the connections I've made with others. I have had more meaningful conversations with people over the phone and through emails than in previous years. Folks are happy to talk and we have shared more in a … Continue reading Fingerprints
In my efforts to be more mindful to express gratitude daily, I realized that sometimes it is the simple pleasures that brings us to a place of thankfulness. Like the way my mouth feels after brushing my teeth. A warm bed. The first cup of coffee in the morning. Vanilla lip balm. Cocoa butter lotion. … Continue reading Flames
It was like a nightmare and horror movie all rolled into one. It felt like slow motion. I'm desperately climbing out of a dark pit toward the light. I get just to the top and as I claw my way to dry ground, a hand grabs my ankle and tries to pull me back into … Continue reading Hopefully
We've all been there and done that. You know, mistake the lyrics of songs. I remember a commercial in 2009 from T-Mobile that had a couple in a car and the guy was singing a song by Def Leppard. He incorrectly sang the lyrics as “pour some shook up ramen.” His wife/girlfriend was able to … Continue reading What?
Today we're going to start with a little time travel, all the way back to last millennium. I recall the moment exactly. (Full disclosure, I'm a bit of a nerd.) I was in 7th grade. I was sitting at the desk in my bedroom doing homework, math homework, to be specific. I had an epiphany, … Continue reading Defined
The moment was charged with electricity. Absolutely every head was turned in my direction. All eyes were on me. I could feel it. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that in that moment, everyone wanted to be me. Why? Because I'm abundantly well-endowed and it shows. Defined, it is someone who has larger … Continue reading Well-endowed