I wonder about the word "crick."
Friday, February 28, 2014
I wonder about the word "crick."
Thursday, February 27, 2014
I get hung up on the crossed meanings of words sometimes. To the extent I even have weird dreams about them.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Recently I was trying to convey something to somebody about how something might sound. And I found myself as confused as a resident of Washington or Colorado who'd recently partaken of a legal substance.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
We have expectations of certain people. Especially if those people are media icons, folks who've assumed certain roles in their life or displayed certain character types.
Monday, February 24, 2014
It's nice that we live in a time of constant human invention. The need to grow and change is a uniquely human trait. We don't just adapt to the environment, we create it.
Friday, February 21, 2014
I confess. I've been slow to adopt the smartphone. I have reasons for this, although to many they don't seem compelling. One is that I fear invasions of my privacy. Well, not actually fear. It's more accurate to say I resent them.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Some random excess thoughts today. Excess because I have lots of half-baked ideas that never make it to full essay status, so little scraps of paper end up in piles on my desk. Time to clear the clutter.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Foreign words is weird. But they can sure fancy things up. Case in point. During the reign of joy after the Seahawks Superbowl Victory, a polite riot emerged on the streets of Seattle. By polite I mean wild revelers roaming the streets actually waited for a crosswalk sign to turn green so they could cross an intersection.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Sometimes it seems there's been a fundamental shift in our morals. Rip-offs are everywhere. But maybe not. Even in the bible there's the story of God wiping out the world with a great flood, because it was so dirty. So I guess crookedness has been around for a while. Wonder when the almighty will see fit to douche the world again.
Monday, February 17, 2014
I was emceeing a great multi-cultural event the other day and was really impressed with how the many different cultures that make up this great melting pot of ours that we call America really gave the place a lot of energy. There were Native American dancers and Nordic bands. East Indians and Scottish Bagpipes. There were even hippie drum groups. All come together to have some fun and play some music.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Sometimes our language makes me go head over heels. Or topsy-turvy. There's a great phrase: topsy-turvy. I'm guessing it's like head over heels but derives from tops over turf.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Sometimes I look at Wall Street and say this is what's wrong with America today. Sometimes I say this is what is great. That whole bull and bear thing.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Our appetite for apps will be our own undoing. It seems like every time you turn around some internet inventor has come up with an inane application. Inventions used to take time, thought and engineering. Now they just take a presumed solution to an imagined problem.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I guess it pays to be careful. But sometimes you wonder if people do stuff just because they can. You know, mid-level functionaries in unrewarding positions that insist on the letter of the law even when it makes no sense.
Monday, February 10, 2014
I enjoy reading little factoids about stuff. Tiny appetizers of news filed with the big news outlets. Well, maybe not appetizers, since they rarely make you hungry for more, and often make you sick.
America, ya gotta love it.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
A good invention is one that after a few years you ask yourself, how did we even get along without it? Better yet, you don't even notice how much you've come to depend on it and really couldn't get along very well without it.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
I'm always interested in the bends our cultural river takes. Like what researchers spend money on. As in weird words around the world.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
One of the biggest problems with the electronic world in which we live is the vulnerability of electronic things to damage or mischief.
Monday, February 03, 2014
E-Cigarettes are catching on pretty fast. So fast that when I was in a regular old coffee shop recently I noticed they had a significant amount of counter space devoted to an E-Cigarette display.