Archive for the 'Life, The Universe & Everything' Category

WELL, MAYBE EIGHTH GRADE WAS…

May 15th, 2016

HOW WILL I, AND YOU, SERVE TODAY…?

May 2nd, 2016

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WHY THE HELL DO WE KEEP LOSING X…?

May 1st, 2016

Terry Moore’s TED Talk… In mathematics, the letter “x” represents the unknown variable. It is also, arguably, one of the most popular letters in the pack. We see it everywhere: Generation X, the X-Files, and our favorite, TEDx. So why does “x” represent the unknown? A few years ago, Terry tells us, he decided to […]

CAFFEINE: THE ACCEPTABLE ADDICTION…

April 29th, 2016

On Thursday I commented on Oliver Burkeman’s examination of Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, and clearly the topic is so dear to Oliver’s (and my own) heart that he decided to revisit the book, focusing on the common coffee thread among artists. ‘Delightedly he seized hold of the bag containing the sugar and […]

HOW TO FIND THE ULTIMATE HIGH…

April 11th, 2016

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THE LADS HAVE A BIT OF A LIE IN…

April 6th, 2016

BUSTER* LOVES HIM SOME LITTLE DOGGIE…

April 1st, 2016

The poor little pooch is really pooped… *Buster and me…

BERNIE HAS NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT…

March 18th, 2016

There are perhaps three famous quote from our founders that we recall from our educations: Benjamin Franklin’s We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately; Patrick Henry’s Give me liberty, or give me death!; and, perhaps most importantly for us naval veterans and Bernie Sanders, Captain John Paul Jones response to […]

RETRAIN, UPGRADE, LEARN, REPEAT…

March 14th, 2016

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HAPPY PI (3.1416, ROUNDED TO 4 DECIMALS) DAY…!

March 14th, 2016

I’ll be buying a pie for my students this morning and presenting them with this puzzle. Can you solve the puzzle? Hint: you don’t need a calculator.

SNOWDEN CALLS BULLSHIT ON FBI/APPLE DUST-UP…

March 9th, 2016

We knew the FBI’s claims that unlocking an iPhone could only be done by Apple was bogus, but now someone who really knows, Internet Freedom Hero Edward Snowden nails the feebs to the web. Jenna McLaughlin, writing for The Intercept in Snowden: FBI Claim That Only Apple Can Unlock Phone Is “Bullshit” lays out the […]

IN THE END, WE’RE ALL OUR CUSTOMERS…

March 7th, 2016

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OHIO CITY BICYCLE FIXATHON II: 3 MARCH AT 6 PM…

March 2nd, 2016

From 6 to 10 p.m. tomorrow the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op at 1840 Columbus Road will again host a bicycle fixathon to help repair 150 bikes for the Cleveland Schools bicycle safety pilot program. Jim Sheehan, executive director, writes: The Ohio City Bicycle Co-op has enlisted the help of bike mechanics from many of ts […]

DYDD GŴYL DEWI HAPUS!

March 1st, 2016

PHOTO BY MARY JO HANLON I’m only one-quarter Welsh from my father’s mother whose grandfather Thomas Evans came to America from Newtown, Wales in 1872, but I’ve come to identify more with that part of my heritage than any other to the extent that I have a Welsh flag hung over the fireplace in my […]

A CAR COMMERCIAL THAT MAKES ME CRY…

February 26th, 2016

SECOND BILLY B (DLGN 25) CAMEO ON NCIS…

February 24th, 2016

My ship, USS Bainbridge CGN 25 (DLGN 25 in the painting), made a second appearance on NCIS last night in Season 13, Episode 16. This is exactly two years since she first popped up in the hallway of NCIS headquarters in Season 11, Episode 16. Eerie.

WORK, SAVINGS AND LOANS TO GOVERNMENT…

February 23rd, 2016

I am an advocate for spending my money as close to home as possible because I think that is where the money does the most good. Buying from a locally owned business means that more of the money you spend—the profits—stays in your community. There are however, I’ve learned this morning, deeper philosophical processes at […]

AN UNTESTED HYPOTHESIS IS WASTED…

February 17th, 2016

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TOM PETERS’ THE WORKS

February 9th, 2016

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WE’RE ALL FAKES AND WE’LL ALWAYS FALL SHORT…

February 7th, 2016

My government once trusted me around nuclear weapons. Granted, they were small, only a few kilotons, not the city busters we really worry about, but still, they were fully functional nuclear missiles. The U.S. Navy did so because of an interlocking web of safeguards any reasonable intelligent individual could have circumvented. Those safeguards ultimately depended […]

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