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My Mother

My Mother

Today is October 27th. A day some sons would remember, if it was the day their mother died, but I'll probably forget in time. I don't remember the date that my father died. I didn't really mourn their deaths. It's different situation when you say goodbye to family...

Prime Time Crime School

Prime Time Crime School

One of the things I noticed about the CSI series of TV shows, was how they like to use situations from the news, and mix their murder mysteries into new and creative stories. Quite frequently, I find myself wondering how this effects the real crime world. They've...

Two Minute Warning

Two Minute Warning

Your soup is ready... but it's not. The microwave Macaroni and Cheese you can smell just beeped - but wait. I am blogging about this exact situation while I am forced to wait that extra two minutes after my food has taunted me. It's beeped the ready warning bell, but...

The ABCS of Me

The ABCS of Me

One of the popular things that happens on Facebook from time to time, is your friends start posting lists and forwarding them. They also try to force you to do the same.  I have a policy to not do anything on Facebook that a status post dared me or even asked me to...

Memories of Dad

Memories of Dad

Every once in awhile when I'm watching a television show, and my mind thinks ahead and figures out how it's going to end, it makes me remember my dad. My memories of him have pride attached. Like a good son, I looked up to him, and respected how smart he was, and how...

Who Done Whodunnit?

Who Done Whodunnit?

I found myself watching another episode of an old show I'm not proud to admit to; Whodunnit. As is often the case, I find myself thinking about TV on two or more different levels. I can enjoy a show for it's plot, or acting, or other ideas. I often explain my...

Even Bad Magic is Magical

Even Bad Magic is Magical

For the first time ever, a magician won America's big summer talent show; America's Got Talent. Judge Howard Stern has been campaigning for more than three years on his morning Sirius Satellite radio show for America to vote more for variety acts than singers. Like...

Pauseandblog: Scorpion

Pauseandblog: Scorpion

I'm watching the premier episode of Scorpion as I write this. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2419510784/tt3514324?ref_=tt_ov_I It's a federal agent crime drama where the lead characters are a group of super smart, uniquely talented under 30 year old nerds, recruited by...

Holy Crap science

Madam Secretary of Quahog

It's new TV week. I sat down this evening to watch and review the new network TV show about Mrs. Clinton called Madam Secretary. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3501074/ It's probably not really about Hilary although the main star looks a lot like a younger version of...

The ABCS of Me

Blogging

I've always liked my writing style. It's sort of like the way I talk. It is something I do that I'm proud of, and there are not so many things in my life like that. However, I also don't seem to be able to do anything serious with it. I made a pledge to write a blog...

Holy Crap science

Friends I haven’t met yet.

In general, strangers don't talk to each other.  Few ever strike up a random conversation with me. It almost never happens, so I am never sure how they react when I start one with them.  It's funny, because in my life, I have trouble starting conversations with...

Good at Everything Guys

Good at Everything Guys

You go first. No, YOU go first. I think one of the greatest rules of success, is to be second. Smart people let somebody else go first. Leaders must be followers first. This week, Apple made their newsworthy announcement for the new Apple iPhones, finally giving in to...

The ABCS of Me

Punch Line Warfare

The other day on Facebook, I was reading a thread on the news feed of one of my American friends from youth. We've known each other since our teens, but I've never been super close. He posts a fair number of political messages, and I am never whether he is posting in...

Adult Nap Time

Adult Nap Time

For many of you, the last time you took a daytime nap may have been in kindergarten, when nap time was enforced. That's too bad. Once we hit grade 1, we are encouraged to make it through the day in one continuous state of awake. In fact, napping at school is not...

Adult Nap Time

Post-A-Day

When I first started my Giveit100.com project in January of 2014, it was a great motivator of creativity and energy at a time in my life when I needed it. Through the process of making 100 consecutive 10 second videis everyday, with follow up YouTube videos, I found a...

Prime Time Crime School

Fake Monday

Fro some reason, we North Americans tend to like our long weekends to favour Monday, rather than Fridays. Somehow it seems like a longer holiday when we get an extra day AFTER Sunday, rather than taking Friday off and going back to work on a Monday. I suppose some...

Society Evolves

Society Evolves

The Internet has become a form of education we never expected. For the first time, we are globally seeing more and more real people. Reality TV started it, but the Internet is King, where every human can broadcast themselves or their neighbours, and we can see, for...

Being Funny in an Empty Room

Being Funny in an Empty Room

I have posted before how I compared twitter to doing stand up comedy in an empty room. You can be funny online, but your jokes and comments don't get a reaction as you type - but rather minutes, hours or days later. In this way, I think I was wrong in my analogy,...