We ran into some interesting quotes, let me share a couple of excerpts, we’ll keep them short: And here’s another one, a wee bit longer, but worth the read: A third one, we’ll summarize, because it was a page long… It talked about the new economy that emerged as a result of the new technology. … Continue reading What’s New Under the Sun?
The power outage that brought us a Time Travel Experience (of a different kind) left us with some additional lessons, yes, beyond the many disadvantages of working out when it’s 100F+ weather out there and there’s no AC or entertainment in here … We made a new discovery once the power was back on. There’s … Continue reading Death of a Night Light
After a great discussion on Can your hobby be your job and your job your hobby? we concluded that the answer is mostly always … no. One loses control of one’s time and energy when one’s hobby becomes one’s job, which tends to turn any hobby into a chore rather than a joy. But the … Continue reading The Double-Edged Sword of Passion at Work
We have recently experienced time-travel. No, we have not joined a cult 🙂 You know that old saying “if the mountain doesn’t come to you, you must go to the mountain”? It turns out that the opposite can be true, too. It was in our case. We didn’t have a time machine to take us … Continue reading Time-Travel Experiences (of a different kind)
Thanks to the great input we received in response to Where to start a New Era, we’re able to publish a draft of the criteria of where’s a good place to live. You know how we can make the list better? By having more input on it, more critical eyes, more discussion. So please do … Continue reading Criteria: Where To Live
We live in an interesting enclave. We don’t get good cell reception, but we also don’t get roaches in our entire section of suburbia. We’ve lived here for over 20 years, so we should know by now. And, no, we’re not blind to insects. We’ve had huge and ominously shiny black widows (fortunately, only on … Continue reading Where to start a New Era?
My niece recently told me that she doesn’t feel her given name suits her. That it doesn’t feel right for her. And she’s going to legally change it to a name that she feels describes her better, that sits better with her. That got me thinking. What’s the power of names? How many of the … Continue reading Is a Rose by any Other Name as Sweet?
I once read a thesis that the Greek written language started with the writing of the Illiad and the Odyssey. What a marvelous way to start one’s language! Greek probably didn’t start that way, but I always remembered that tidbit fondly. It had me wondering about the potentially enchanting reasons for humans to first start … Continue reading What is the first name EVER to be written in human history?
I was fascinated by the revelation of how good the gatherers/hunters’ lives were when I read Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens. He shares that, if you survived infancy, your life expectancy was likely in the 70s or even 80s! So much for what we thought about 20s being old age in our gathering/hunting days. And why … Continue reading When the Means Become The End, or When Work Became a 4-Letter Word
We wrapped up our 4 part series of Lessons From the Expanse (Part 1, More Lessons, Even More Lessons, The Return of the Lessons) with our top 5 favorite movies of the-aliens-have-come-to-us-here-on-earth. Fortunately, we received some fantastic recommendations, and our thanks go to the recommenders! As I was researching the recommendations, my husband found a … Continue reading 3 Visual Lessons from Recent Entertainment History