When discussing how many #1 priorities one can have, Wynne brought up an interesting point about the power some numbers have. She related how her father gave sermons that had no more than 3 points, and asked if there was something magical about the number 3. Not for the first time, she got me thinking … Continue reading Are there Magical Numbers?
We recently discussed movies that bring cheer to our collective hearts, you know, when one needs a little, or a lot, pick-me-up. And in our favorite part of the blogosphere, the discussion part, RoughWighting brought up an intriguing question: are we good at spotting a good movie when we see it? Or, more generally, are … Continue reading Are We Great at Spotting What’s Great?
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?
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?
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
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?
The beginning of the year is wasted making resolutions. Instead, we’re looking at establishing not quite rules, but guidelines. “The code is more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules,” is but one of the precious quotes from Pirates of the Caribbean. And so these are going to be more of “guidelines” rather than actual … Continue reading Looking for Guidelines to make 2020 a year to remember?
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?
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)
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)