Are YOU wired for fairness?

Before you answer or mull it over, take 2.75 minutes and watch the video below (audio needed). If 2.75 minutes is too much, watch 1 minute starting 1:19 minutes into it. It is well worth that minute of watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meiU6TxysCg After looking at the wide spectrum of human behavior, and the great discussion that ended … Continue reading Are YOU wired for fairness?

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?

When is too much … too much? Funny return stories

It’s that time of year. Every time we’ve been to Costco (one of our favorite stores) this past month, the return lines reach the exit. But returns can also provide an endless source of amusement… especially if you’re not the store that is accepting the returns. Here goes FRS: Funny (?) Return Stories: We saw … Continue reading When is too much … too much? Funny return stories

Is “retired” the end? Or what do you do?

We love our early retirement, and our reveling in the honeymoon period of our Endless Weekend. The only thing we regret is not starting it … earlier! But one only needs look at the word “retired” and its synonyms, on the photo to the right, and be filled with sadness… The definitions of the word … Continue reading Is “retired” the end? Or what do you do?

End of year question: Can a spin-off be better than the original?

It’s the time of year when we tend to take stock of what we’ve accomplished and what we want to do better next year. Can next year be better than this year? I’m choosing to answer that with an analogy… Can the spin-off be better than the original? Here are the top 3 answers why … Continue reading End of year question: Can a spin-off be better than the original?

Should you go there? (Spoiler: no)

In the Canadian Rockies, the Icefield Parkway’s natural beauty is worthy of descriptors like majestic. Its grandeur will expand your heart and mind. It’s very much worth going to visit, like we did (and it deserves its own upcoming story/post). We thought a cool experience along the way would be to visit the Athabasca Glacier, … Continue reading Should you go there? (Spoiler: no)

Ph(r)ases of Adult Life (of three kinds)

As we’re starting to settle into our Endless Weekend, we’ve come to realize that we went through 3 phases in our adult lives together: “I own my own refrigerator!” About a year after we got married, we bought a house. Yes, the house has several rooms, but what struck me more than anything was not … Continue reading Ph(r)ases of Adult Life (of three kinds)

Thanksgiving Edition: Top 5 Inventors who gifted their inventions to humanity

We tend to think about things we are grateful for around Thanksgiving time. Mostly it’s the small things that seem to surface, small but important. In this post, we’re emphasizing the heroes that have essentially given away their inventions to humanity as a gift, knowing what monumental positive impact they can have on us. Here … Continue reading Thanksgiving Edition: Top 5 Inventors who gifted their inventions to humanity

The Honeymoon Period of Retirement

Could we be experiencing the honeymoon period of retirement? The Honeymoon Period is an actual thing, it’s a period of time at the beginning of… something (it doesn’t have to be a marriage) where one tends to experience the something through rose colored glasses. Problems don’t seem to exist during this period, and if they … Continue reading The Honeymoon Period of Retirement