Where do you stand on the Rotten-meter?

You know the saying “you’re the apple of my eye”, meaning cherished above all? And you probably know the phrase “he’s rotten to the core”, meaning entirely bad? Those are the two extremes: They indicate the two extremes of possible human behavior that we have outlined using two quotes: In our discussion of funny return … Continue reading Where do you stand on the Rotten-meter?

Top 3 on Travel: the beginning of There and Back Again

Plans that are not set in stone, giving us the flexibility to discover hidden gems. It’s the journey, the experience, more so than the destination. *This quote is often (mis?)attributed to Mark Twain but QI tells us it is likely by H. Jackson Brown. These three quotes are part of our code, or rather, guidelines, … Continue reading Top 3 on Travel: the beginning of There and Back Again

Do you need a chuckle or two? Hidden Gems: 3 funny, laugh-out-loud (!) tv comedies

I’m always on the lookout for a funny comedy. It’s become necessary to qualify the laughter-worthy comedies with “funny”. When’s the last time you literally laughed out loud when watching a show? We sometimes watch shows and wonder: what did the producers think was going to happen? But sometimes you discover a gem, one that … Continue reading Do you need a chuckle or two? Hidden Gems: 3 funny, laugh-out-loud (!) tv comedies

Are you wired for stories?

A discussion I recently read about preferences on reading fiction vs non-fiction got me to put my musing hat on. For me it’s mostly about the story, not so much where it is on the fiction/non-fiction spectrum. If it’s non-fiction work, it needs to be a story based on facts rather than wishful thinking and … Continue reading Are you wired for stories?