Lessons From The Last Supper?

Lessons From the Last Supper?

You’ve probably heard of the Ig-Nobel awards.  Each October they are given to honor research studies that make us wonder why we have to work for a living while people are getting grants to figure out things like why woodpeckers don’t get headaches and the effect of country music on suicide (yes, it does make… Continue reading Lessons From the Last Supper?

I Guess It Had To Happen--Mar 20

I Guess It Had To Happen

“There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.  These the mere romanticist must eschew, if he do not wish to offend, or to disgust.”  –Edgar Allan Poe What goes for mere romanticists probably also goes for bloggers.  But I’m going to… Continue reading I Guess It Had To Happen

Taking It Easy In New Zealand--Mar 12

Taking It Easy In New Zealand

After all of the hassles with the farm house, we decided that it was time to take a break and get out of town.  There was a concert in Wellington we wanted to see.  Plus we have friends down there.  So we decided to take a circuitous route to Wellington via the east and west… Continue reading Taking It Easy In New Zealand

Is This For Real?--Mar 6

Like, Is This For Real?

I came across an article with a headline guaranteed to catch the eye:  “Adidas Enlists Jedi Master Yoda to Fight Recession.” I was in a literal mood when I read that and pictured a board room with everyone wearing brown robes and using The Force to make everything all better. But that’s not what it… Continue reading Like, Is This For Real?