Archive for August 2022
The not-so-hidden meaning behind “Come Sail Away”
Charlie and I have recently become enamored with the song “Come Sail Away” by Styx. It’s admittedly an odd song. It opens quietly with solo piano, slowly building as it runs through two verses about heading out to sea in search of a better future. Then the song transforms. Electric guitars erupt. The drums pound…Read More
We die forever.
Someone recently told me that I need to come to terms with the eventuality of death. This seems like lunacy to me. I couldn’t get through the day if I had to accept the eventuality of death. Do you know who understands me? Molière. Molière gets it. Molière’s quote says it all. The dying is bad…Read More
How to handle household chores
I was asked, oddly enough by a person who I don’t actually know, for advice on dividing household chores if you’re married or operating in a similarly cohabitating, romantic entanglement. My response, fancied up a bit: I’ve heard a multitude of ways in which couples divide household responsibilities: Everything from assigning permanent chores to actual…Read More
I support virtue signaling
I support virtue signaling. Virtue signaling happens when an individual, through action or practice, publicly expresses opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate their good character or the moral correctness of their position on a particular issue. Examples of virtue signaling include: A person shares a status on social media in support of an environmental cause…Read More
Color TV in 1967
April 14, 1967. The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, my mother is still in high school, and channel 2 in Iowa begins broadcasting in color for the first time. The live switchover from black and white is interesting, but so, too, is everything else about the broadcast: The scripted nature of every…Read More
Sometimes familiarity is good, too.
Elysha, the kids, and I have been on vacation for the past week, We’ve been visiting with friends in Washington, DC, touring museums and monuments, and seeing the sights. It’s been a lovely trip. Spending time with our friends has been the highlight of the trip, but the novelty has been good, too. Seeing things…Read More
Seconds always matter.
Patience and steadiness rewards
On Friday, the Nasdaq Composite (a stock market index heavily weighted towards companies in the technology sector) finished up 2.09%, closing at 13,047.19, reflecting a rise of more than 20% from its low in June. This means the Nasdaq Composite is officially in bull market territory again. Obviously, this shift may be temporary. The market…Read More
I am left-handed.
Today is International Lefthanders Day. I am left-handed. Or perhaps more accurately, I’m non-right-handed. At least that is what Dr. Geschwind a professor of human genetics, neurology, and psychiatry at the University of California School of Medicine argues. Left-handers, it turns out, have less asymmetric brains with more even distribution over the two hemispheres. “Perhaps…Read More
Grant was so correct
President Grant could apparently see the future. Disturbingly so.Read More