June 5 , 2024 /

NOW WHAT?

I had a friend named Stan who had a small sailboat on Martha’s Vineyard, a 19’ O’Day Mariner. He had it rigged with a self-tending jib that changed with the wind and the position, no outboard motor, only the sails and the wind.  A sailor needs to be able to read wind and tides to

read more

May 21 , 2024 /

I.Q. E.Q. & D.Q. YOUR DESIRE QUOTIENT

( Revised and updated post from 324/18) * Featured photo courtesy Stephan Valentn on Unsplash Do you remember taking an I.Q. test and earning a label according to the results?  There is evidence I.Q, can change. The Flynn Effect found that people’s IQ scores rise over time. People’s IQs increased by about 3 points per

read more

May 14 , 2024 /

SHIFTING GEARS, AGAIN and AGAIN

(Revised and Edited from earlier post of April, 2022) An automatic transmission shifts gears up and down according to the need of the engine. We could take a lesson from that..  For those of us who grew up learning to drive with a standard transmission, we decided when to shifr and through practice we learned

read more

May 7 , 2024 /

THE CEREAL AISLE REVISITED

I read an interview and printed conversation between David Remnick and Jerry Seinfeld just prior to the May 3 release of “UNFROSTED”. I watched and enjoyed the movie. I liked the interview as much or more than the movie and here is the link to the New Yorker article, if you want to read it.

read more

May 3 , 2024 /

MOVING BLOG

If you are one of a number of readers and subscribers to my web site blog here, thank you for your continued subscribing and reading, always free and will continue so. Some of you have been with me for 10+ years and we’ve gone through lots of changes, sometimes sharing them here and elsewhere, Within

read more

May 2 , 2024 /

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

WHO ARE YOU? Each of us has a name by which we have become known, a name given to us by our parents, a name sometimes chosen at random, or from a list of popular names, sometimes by family traditions, and sometimes with special meaning. In some cultures a name has particular significance with regard

read more