Ever done a search for your own blog? I did... just yesterday. I tried, in vain, to find the log in button on this page, so later I Googled for wordpress login along with user name. What do you know? There was a site that stated what this blog is worth. I was aghast! Not … Continue reading This Blog is worth… how many $$$$?
That's the trouble... why do we even think of this as trouble. Are we Pied Pipers driving the art of writing to its death? Those who truly think independently, don't quite care about a fan following. The real independent thinkers and philosophers wrote their ideas or expressed them. Because they made sense we read about … Continue reading Had trouble finding followers?
A short while ago a couple of people 'followed' me i.e. this blog. Now that can seem mighty flattering, if you too blog, be it on Blogger, WordPress, or wherever else... By the way, can someone tell me if there's a 'word' for someone who blogs on WordPress? Pronto, like for the 99.99% out there, … Continue reading Dancer, Photographer, Soprano Singer, Writer, Director, Movie maker… Dreamer?
What someone enjoys as bedtime reading, or what twisted tale a storyteller wishes to spin, matters little to me. But out there, like Peeping Tom, loads of companies are snooping on you to note whether you're a diehard romantic, or whether racy violence is your page-turner. Do you speed-read, or is pausing after every paragraph … Continue reading Who skips the sex scenes… while e-Reading?
A sick mind, a sickening situation, or is it the beginnings of a sick nation??? Way back in July 2009, I referred to Bryant Neal Vinas, an American rebel who trained with Al Qaeda; he had actively engaged in discussions to blow up the Long Island RailRoad in NY. Then, there's the case of Najibullah … Continue reading One more rebel… yet again, an American!
Talking about fallacies, going to law school in the hope of making millions seems to be a fallacy, as many recent law graduates are soon learning. If anything, enrolling at law school may spell doom, or gloom, for well over a decade; in this failing economy... consider it more of a prophecy. Indeed, steeped deep … Continue reading Fallacies… and false hopes about Law School.
Once upon a time, fact-checking, by journalists and reporters of merit, prior to publishing a story, was indeed a fact... but today, sadly, this fact is reduced to an appalling fallacy. Look all around and what do you see on the news through television, or what we read even in the 'ostensibly respectable' press? We … Continue reading Fact checking by media… a fallacy!
Flickr... alas, I seem to have drifted away from here... this past year.
What is the solution for their salvation! Margaret comments, as does Karen of St Paul, MN, MW of MA and hundreds of others who respond to the provocative question, "What if you want to split from your parents" in the Mind Column of Science Times... "When Parents Are Too Toxic to Tolerate" by Dr. Richard … Continue reading For those with abusive partners, walking away could possibly be an option… but for those with abusive parents?
In the late 90s, my close buddy quit his well-paid job of 'research scientist' with a leading oil company. He wanted to be a "quant". Lured, not by the money; that would follow (and plenty of it, although not quite as much as the obscene figures that Wall Street traders take home), but by the … Continue reading He wanted to be a “Quant”…