Browsed by
Month: August 2014

Don’t feed the trolls

Don’t feed the trolls

In Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chatroom, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. — Wikipedia In these days of social media many people tend to share everything; their politics, religion, sexual preferences and acts, and many other tidbits that, oftentimes, are better left unsaid. Certainly these things should…

Read More Read More

Maybe if we bury our head in the sand we’ll find water!

Maybe if we bury our head in the sand we’ll find water!

Rarely in my life have I seen such non-confront, business as usual, someone else’s problem as with the drought going on in California. Estimates are California will run out of water in 12 to 18 months. It doesn’t really matter about the weather anymore. The drought is that bad. Think about California with no water. What’s being done about it? Voluntary rationing. Some noise from the politicians. A bond is being placed on the ballot in November (all the way…

Read More Read More

Perfect Storm

Perfect Storm

I had glorious plans for the day: get up early, drive up to Fresno, meet three beautiful ladies all dressed in pirate outfits, photograph them all over the renaissance faire, then make the long drive home overnight. It started off well and early. Fresno was a four hour drive from my house, so I had to get up before the sun was up, jump in the car with my cameras and costumes, and make the long drive. But it was…

Read More Read More

Insidious Advertising

Insidious Advertising

I hate most of the advertising today, because it’s so insidious and pervasive in the western world. It seems like you cannot go anywhere or look at anything without seeing more stupid ads than can be counted. The problem with so many advertisements is not that the products are not worth purchasing. The problem is the advertisements use emotional buttons to get you to purchase something which you would not normally purchase. You are pressured, unconsciously, day in and day…

Read More Read More

Vices? Who needs vices?

Vices? Who needs vices?

I lead an extraordinarily happy life. These days I am beyond happy. I am enthusiastic about everything to do with being alive. I love to feel the breeze, hear the crack of thunder and the flash of lightning, see the birds and wasps flying around, and scan the ground for snails and earthworms. You see, I have some major advantages because of some choices that I have made. In addition to having an extraordinarily fulfilling spiritual life, I have no vices. I…

Read More Read More

Get off the f’ing phone!

Get off the f’ing phone!

Today I was driving in the fast lane and some idiot was moving at less than 30 miles an hour even though the speed limit was 45. As I grudgingly passed on the right (I dislike passing on the right) I glanced over and saw the driver was having a very animated discussion on her cell phone. She was shouting and waving her arms and making faces, and definitely not paying attention to her driving. In fact, quite often her…

Read More Read More