The Warm and Fuzzies

After reading this message you must send this message to 10 other people and the person that sent it to you within 3 hours. If you do this you will receive unbelievably good luck. If you don't your hair will fall out and you will lose all of your f more »

The threat is worse the the act

At one time a famous chess player was quoted as saying that and most chess experts would likely agree. The threat to take a piece or make a certain move is often half of the game. The threat is also a real thing on the internet. more »

All Pretty for the TV

One of my favorite songs was written by one of my favorite musical groups Poor Old Lu. The song All Pretty for the TV is a commentary on television and a society dominated by entertainment. While I have some comments to make on television this song ma more »

Talk Show Hosts

Some of the most entertaining people I know are talk show hosts. I'm not talking about their talk show but some of their character nuances are amusing. If you've listened to talk shows at all you may have noti more »

How to Make Good Pictures

"There is a new fascination to amateur photography. Pictures that but a few years ago would not have been attempted are now easy snapshots." That was written in the early 1940's in a book published by Eastman more »


Going to the movies is generally a good escape although I have grown more and more indifferent to the movies and video entertainment in general. I suppose much of it is my fault. Having been a writer and student of writing I've learned most of the basic more »

Spreadsheet Mania

One of the things that always baffles me at work is the amount of time that is spent entering and re-entering data into the computer to create a report. The way that reports are generally formatted the data in them aren't generally re-useable without bei more »