In previous posts I've suggested that you are who you are because of cultural influences. Moreover, entertainment evidenced by what you read and watch. This notion came to me whilst watching You've Got Mail - a 1998 movie inspired by the onset of the Internet. Here, I add the music you listen to. Added to that … Continue reading Listen up: Who Are You?
Well, that depends. Because whether or not I am is relative to what metric you're using. In other words, compared to who, what, and when. AGAINST ALL ODDS is also an often used and popular trope in books and movies. Moreover, one of my favorites. Because I'm delusional? That sounds like a shrink question. Let's get into … Continue reading Against All Odds: I’m Rich
Sunday's writing prompt from WordPress was: Are you seeking security or adventure? Which is a good question worth thinking/writing about. However, it reminded me of a chapter in my last book Election 2016 wherein I titled a short chapter "Thunder Pass". Because, as I saw things then, that was one way of looking at the choice … Continue reading Security or Adventure: Thunder Pass
That's right. My neighborhood, twelve miles north of downtown, Denver, Colorado, is paradise. Let's get into it. I live in an apartment complex of eight buildings and 320 units. Additionally, there is a clubhouse, fitness center, pool, jacuzzi, and dog park. The complex was built in 2016 and I was one of the first residents. … Continue reading My Neighborhood: Paradise
Who is the stranger in paradise? Is it me? Tom Selleck? Robert B. Parker? Actually, it is a character in Parker's 2008 novel of the same name. The character is a sociopath. A full-blooded Apache and ruthless killer. However, he's "so cool." He goes by the name of Crow. Crow likes women and won't kill … Continue reading Stranger In Paradise: Jesse Stone
is what I did on Monday. Because I was bored after doing things that needed doing. Those things also being boring. What I did was click on YouTube and spend the next ten or twelve hours there - watching. Can I now say with any certainty, THIS IS WHO I AM? Let's get into it. … Continue reading Following up: You are what you watch
ChatGPT is a computer program(s) at the current apex of artificial intelligence. There are several versions. I heard of it four weeks ago and decided to check it out. They are Large Language Models that can read the entire Internet in seconds and answer questions or "prompts". In addition, you can have conversations with the … Continue reading ChatGPT: Smash or Pass?
To be the clear - this is a personal review - not one of a national or world. Here I'm looking back retrospectively using health and well-being metrics. In retrospect, 2022 was not a good year. My Health and Well-Being Inventory took a hit this year. Body blows. The HWBI scores how one is doing … Continue reading 2022 Year End review retrospectively
is who I am. Or, more accurately, reflects who I've been since being born 73 years ago come this Thanksgiving. The apartment is small, one bedroom - just 800sq. feet. If I include the balcony, which I do. The balcony serves as garden, as well as a place for reading, rest, and contemplation. (Oh, and … Continue reading My Apartment
So now it begins in earnest: Fall Frenzy 2022, after all that nonsense during the COVID years. I'm excited - the New York Yankees are in their usual spot, positioned to make a run at a world championship. So is my brother's team, the LA Dodgers. However, the Dodgers weren't always from Los Angeles, California. … Continue reading Fall Frenzy 2022: Baseball