But What If It IS Broken? (Part 1)

Posted Apr 28 2009

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working the adult walk-in clinics that my workplace holds a couple of evenings a week. Anyone who’s been reading this blog for any time at all knows I am the farthest thing there is from a nurse. I know nothing about medicine except what I’ve learned from […]

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Cell Phone Etiquette

Posted Apr 27 2009

Assuming that, like me, you find many people to be total ass-wipes in their use of cellphones, you’ll enjoy the following video: If, on the other hand, you are an ass-wipe in your handling of your cell phone, just pretend this isn’t about you. That’s pretty much how I get through life….

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Right Again

Posted Apr 27 2009 in

Like most of you, I came up right-brained on both of these tests. Here’s another one I found that, I think, does a better job of explaining how your left-brain/right-brain preference impacts your learning style, and also takes whether your are more visual or auditory into account. This one requires you to download an app […]

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Half a Mind

Posted Apr 24 2009 in

A couple of weeks back I posted some simple tests to help you understand how well you read other people’s expressions. Since everyone seemed to enjoy them, today I thought we’d do some tests to help you understand whether the right or left side of your brain is dominant. This one’s a quickie. http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,22492511-5005375,00.html And […]

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Grasshoppers and Ants

Posted Apr 22 2009

Last week my quarterly retirement statements arrived. While my losses are not nearly as bad as some folks’, they weren’t good news. Part of what makes this such a pisser is disappointment: I thought I’d be at Point X by this time in my life, and it turns out I’m only somewhere around Point M. […]

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Tuesday Trivia: The Number of the Beast

Posted Apr 21 2009 in

Did you ever wonder why “666” is associated with evil? In college, I took a History of Greece, Rome and Israel class, and the professor explained it like this: In Hebrew, the declarative is formed by saying a word once: holy = holy. The comparative is formed by saying it twice: holier = holy, holy. […]

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Something NOT to Think About in Church

Posted Apr 20 2009

Every time we sing this song at church: I find myself remembering this…. I hope God is a fan of the 1960’s garage-band sound….

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Are Teachers Bound by the Geneva Convention?

Posted Apr 18 2009 in

Sixth Grade at Franklin Elementary School was taught by Mrs. Oswalt and Miss White. Mrs. Oswalt’s specialty was Math, Miss White’s English. They both specialized in paddling. I understand that kids this age are difficult to control – they’re mouthy, resentful of authority, and so distracted by budding hormones it’s a wonder anyone teaches them […]

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An Elementary Retrospective – Fifth Grade

Posted Apr 17 2009

When I learned that I’d gotten Mrs. B for my teacher, I was thrilled. My sister, Rita, had had her the year before, so I knew that Mrs. B’s class got to sing every morning while she played the piano. Even better, every spring Mrs. B’s class put on a luncheon for the parents. They […]

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Old Joke #14

Posted Apr 15 2009 in

A local bar was so sure that its bartender was the strongest man around that they offered a standing $1,000 bet. The bartender would squeeze a lemon until all the juice ran into a glass, and hand the lemon to a patron. Anyone who could squeeze one more drop of juice out would win the […]

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