In 1974 James Michener published an epic, historical novel, Centennial. Subsequently (1978) it was made into a twenty-hour TV "miniseries". The book was typical Michener (over 1000 pages), taking us from prehistoric, earth forming days, up until the present. The Story was about Colorado, my home for (mostly) the last forty-five years. I was twenty-five … Continue reading Commitment To Loneliness, Freedom, Or Money?
Recently my friend Billy asked me if I was working on anything, meaning writing. I answered: What's the point? Because, why bother? When I explained the why - he concurred. The Evidence is the data on YouTube's product. I learned, ironically, while watching a Joe Rogan podcast on YouTube, that the latest statistics are: 500hrs … Continue reading What’s the Point: Playing or Winning?
The concept of the minimum wage (mw) was originally conceived as a hedge against slavery and child labor. The argument follows. Because there is law that labor must be compensated for in currency, people (non related adults and children) cannot be forced to work in servitude. That was the thinking. Concept Creep is what happens … Continue reading Minimum Wage: The Concept
One of the pandemic perks (PP) is more screen time. For me, I started to watch the HBO show Game of Thrones. I know, I'm (as my psych girl said) "a little late to the party. But, better late than never." She thinks she's funny. Sometimes she is, and so am I. However, for now, put … Continue reading Who Decides: Game Of Thrones
Or can you? Kyla Scanlon's post The Cost of Love got me thinking. What got her thinking was the old, silly little song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. She did what she does and I do what I do. We both analyze things, but in a different way. The song was composed (must have been) during the … Continue reading Can’t Buy Me Love
You know the old saw: The more things change the more they stay the same? I've been reminded of that lately. A lot! Because of one thing leading to another, as is usually the case. I've been looking back at my writing through the years. In fact, as far back as 1970. It was good … Continue reading The More Things Change: Recovery
The best gift ever would be the much promised but never realized, peace on earth. Towards that goal I offer, as a gift for family or friends, or to yourself, Election 2016: The Great Divide, The Great Debate. If you're on the Red Team, give it to those you love who are Blue. Be you Blue, … Continue reading Best Gift Ever
Friday I had my Year End Review with my psych girl. It went well, I thought. I celebrated the way I do, by myself in the Magpie Cafe - eating, drinking and listening to my favorite playlists. Then I went to bed. "Merry Christmas" and a happy New Year. But in the early morning hours … Continue reading Coronavirus Effect: Christmas Edition
Yesterday was a mood swing day. However, I didn't take my usual walk, didn't drink, and had no social contact. It was just me and the weather and my 'luxury' apartment. But that includes my mind, as well as my smart TV and smart phone. And that can be overwhelming. Because now my mind can … Continue reading Mood Swings
It's coming on Christmas and then the new year. That means it's time to start reflecting on the year past. I've done this for a number of years now and have come up with a new, quantitative way, to systematically, synthesize my analysis and reflection. Hopefully this will lead to better, or at least improved, … Continue reading Metrics for Year End Review