Using the free set-up offered to the users of legitimately licensed Windows 7 and Windows 8.x systems, I upgraded 3 of my PCs to Windows 10. They are HP PCs of varying ages and processor/operating system configuration: The newest is a 64-bit laptop that came with factory-installed Windows 8.1. The oldest is a 32-bit desktop… Continue reading Windows 10
Many so-called “birthers” questioned whether Barack Obama is a natural born U.S. citizen as the Constitution requires for Presidential eligibility. Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hawaii became a state on August 21, 1959. Barack Obama is a natural born U.S. citizen. End of conversation. (In contrast, Barry Goldwater was born… Continue reading Where have All the Birthers Gone?
Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m just bring realistic”? Have you noticed that most people use that sentence to defend a preceding negative or pessimistic statement? Have you ever wondered why so many of us perceive reality that way? Many years ago, I attended one of Shakti Gwain’s Creative Visualization weekend workshops. One thing she said… Continue reading How to Change the World
Some commercials are crass and annoying. Some are clever and entertaining, Some are dull and boring. In recent years, I’ve seen a number of commercials that seem designed to be insulting. Whenever I see them, I get the impression that the designers are ignorant and/or stupid … or they believe I am. Is it Them or… Continue reading Is it Them or Me?
Fear lies at the base of all misused emotion. I don’t mean visceral fear. We’re probably “hard-wired” for that and other base emotions. Emotions that rise from deep in our physical being are neither good nor bad. They just are. If you surprise a baby, the child experiences a visceral fear reaction. Visceral fear helped us… Continue reading It’s Time to Stop Being Afraid!
What is a Shaggy Dog Story? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, we learn: In its original sense, a shaggy dog story is an extremely long-winded anecdote characterized by extensive narration of typically irrelevant incidents and terminated by an anticlimax or a pointless punch line. Ted Cohen gives the following example of this story: A boy… Continue reading Shaggy Dog Stories
The obvious question when someone says, “Be yourself” is “Who else could I be?” … yet, we seldom ask that question. Why not? “Be yourself” is usually the answer to a question like: How can I impress her/him? What can I do that will help me gain a job/promotion? How should I behave in this or that situation? “Be… Continue reading Be Yourself.