Going barefoot is one of the perks of summer. But it’s not without its risks. That was brought home today when I stepped on a bee/wasp of some sort. It’s one of those feelings you forget until you feel it again. Even without severe allergy dangers, there’s still that stab of burning pain that descends … Continue reading the story "Bee Sting Remedy – Hail to the Onion!"
Monthly Archives for July, 2010
On the subject of air travel and reducing its carbon footprint, or flyprint as I have decided I like to call it, I wrote yesterday about Boeing’s lower emission 787 Dreamliner. For all its improvements environmentally and in passenger comfort, it still looks more or less like airplanes look these days. But Airbus has … Continue reading the story "Airbus Fantasy Plane Meets Star Trek"
Nothing like a good book. An expression that holds true for so many of us, and probably has since written language first developed. And certainly since the printing press and mass publication of books began reaching the masses. When it comes to books, the last few years have probably seen the biggest change since the … Continue reading the story "A Place for Both Books and E-Books"
For all the obvious immense, beyond all words, damage and destruction thanks to the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, there’s some damage you can’t see. Water that looks pretty normal to the naked eye is most definitely not normal. In fact, a sample of water collected off the coast of Alabama actually exploded. WKRG News in Mobile, Ala. recently investigated just how much oil and petroleum … Continue reading the story "Gulf Water Sample Explodes in Lab"
A thought occurred to me when I was abruptly woken up yesterday just past the crack of dawn. By the phone. By the phone ringing. And ringing long enough for the answering machine to pick up. Automated caller or human being? I have no idea. I would have known of course if whoever or whatever it was had had the simple human, or human programming, … Continue reading the story "Phone’s Ringing Again – Must be a Telemarketer"
In the mood for a feel good news story? This one has a happy ending for all concerned parties – animals, including human ones, government, and the environment. It started out like any other normal highway bypass project. But highway officials in the state of Maryland made a wonderful discovery when they looked closely at … Continue reading the story "Goats Save Turtle Habitat in Maryland"
UPDATE: The video referenced in this post is unfortunately no longer available and the link to it has been removed. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I don’t know how sincere it always is, but I definitely get the flattery part. How complimentary to know someone liked something enough to want to create their own version of it. But I think this might … Continue reading the story "Law & Order Spoof"
In addition to this blog, I’ve been doing some other writing lately. Working on a project that is in a new format for me, but one I’m really enjoying as well. And writer’s block has periodically reared its odd little head. Fortunately it’s not been for long. But it reminds me in a different sort … Continue reading the story "Writer’s Block and Not"
I realized it’s been a little while since I blogged about videos of adorable animal friends. So hopefully you’re more than in the mood for another cute animal pairing. I know there are near countless cute ones out there, but this one seems to be an extra special love fest. That’s really the best way I can describe it. … Continue reading the story "True Love – Cat and Dog Style"