Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Is this trader for real?
Check out this video and see what you think.
As for me, I'm about to do some Google searches on 'how to make money from a bear market' cause I prefer to hedge my bets.
And then there's this response to the interview:
I'd be interested in what you think about the video if you feel like posting below.
Otherwise, I do hope the comments give you pause to consider your own financial provisions for the future.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Wenger has a blog that, among other things, discusses Meyers/Briggs Personality Preferences and writing styles. Great information for teachers and for singular individuals who know who they are on the Personality Sorter and more importantly, care what that means about themselves and others.
Enjoy. . . Enjoy - - ENJOY!! :)
Friday, September 23, 2011
Not to be outdone, the noisy leaf blowers came in for the finale'
As I stood in my pjs on the front veranda hissing remarks across the street, waving my arms like an orchestra conductor, the yard guys just laughed.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Ah, NYTimes, you've done it again. An excellent article on Richard Dawkins, bane of my favorite science writer, Stephen J. Gould who died of cancer in 2002.
You may wish to take a look at this article...link included herein.
A couple of quotes to whet your appetite:
"From that experience he drew a dislike of the current establishment insistence — bordering on mania — for standardized tests and curriculums. (He views this as antithetical to true learning.)"
"Our glory as a species is that we can overcome our genetic impulses, he says, acknowledging that the book’s title “perhaps lent itself to misunderstanding.” The Selfish Gene
“Religion teaches you to be satisfied with nonanswers,” he says. “It’s a sort of crime against childhood.”
"But it would not be a school for atheists. The idea horrifies him. A child should skip down an idiosyncratic intellectual path. “I am almost pathologically afraid of indoctrinating children,” he says. “It would be a ‘Think for Yourself Academy.’ ”
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
I think I prefer to have the disease/irritation.
Instead I bought rice cakes and rice crackers. Can't even imagine a brekkie of puffed nothingness.
Will try boiled eggs instead. Still, seems a waste of calories, doesn't it.
I'll report later to let you know whether it makes any difference at all.
His last cure didn't have any effect on my system. I think he knew it wouldn't. He prescribed it just to convince me that I need steriods. I'd rather be sick than take steroids. Really, I would. Well, right now I would. We'll see how I react in a few days.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
'So what is life's purpose? A grand enterprise shared by all humanity, it is the achievement of God-consciousness or Divine awareness.'
My response to Dr. McSwain includes my contention that his assertion is the 'selling point' of all major religions..the way they market their product, the way they make their money.
Instead, I assert that life's purpose is to act in such a way as to assure the continuation of our species. The other stuff is just window dressing that somehow makes us seem like we are more important than in fact we actually are in the natural scheme of things.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Monday, September 05, 2011
When it was time to wash dishes after supper, Laurel might be found sitting still at her place at the table, having pulled her book out of the back pocket of her denims, reading while the adults finished their meal. The other two girls would long ago have been excused from the table to return to their paper dolls in the bedroom. Lavishly redressing their pretty cut outs, the girls manufactured parties and adventures for their dolls, interacting in the most boisterous social manner.
Sunday, September 04, 2011
Friday, September 02, 2011
I had a problem yesterday, so I called Eric, the 11 year old next door, whose bedroom looks like Mission Control and asked him to come over. Eric clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.
As he was walking away, I called after him, "So, what was wrong?"
He replied, "It was an ID ten T error."
I didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless enquired, "An, ID ten T error? What's that? In case I need to fix it again."
Eric grinned .... "Haven't you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?"
"No," I replied.
"Write it down," he said, "and I think you'll figure it out."
So I wrote down: ID10T
I used to like Eric, the little bastard.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
New Zealand Track
Clouds bolt across blue skies,
Alder trees shimmer in the wind,
Twisting, the track follows the long fiords of Te Anou.
Fern filled beech forests
escallop edges of aquamarine rivulets
snaking in the red
Ridge lines of Red Beech cling to steep walls rising from the Sound.
~~~~~~~Massive waterfalls skim the tops of hanging valleys,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~sweep over towering glacial faces, plunge,
~~~~~~~~raucous~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~over ferocious walls