Coping: “Messin’ with Authority”

I have (like I need it) another new hobby. OMG, what now? Turns out on eBay, there are all kinds of now-defunct magazines available on CD and DVDs for a reasonable price.  I think in the last month I’ve picked up $150 worth of such collections.  Great sources of...

Prepping: Tech Bench Sunday

Radio gear for emergencies?  Prepping?  Figuring out the Big Picture?  You’ve come to the right spot. While I usually don’t post a column on Sundays, we continue pressing on with all kinds of odd pursuits.  Some of which include ham radio, more ham radio,...

Coping: Check-Out Line Brain-Power

My friend (and co-author) Gaye Levy really likes “adult coloring books.”  So much so, she even has an article “Pursuing Your Passion: Getting Started With Adult Coloring” on her website. I have been thinking this one over in background for...

Coping: Seven Teaching Billion (7TB)

Want an idea that has a lot more value than zero-value/z-val social media? This hit me as Elaine and I were having the afternoon toddy this week.  I’d just read the first few pages of a book she’s writing loosely based on the personal experience of growing...

Coping: Feeding Your “Learning Appetite”

If there is one thing all our friends have in common, it’s the notion of being extremely competent in many different parts of life.  While some people piss-away their time on (useless) social media and what one financial analyst refers to as “z-val”...

The Website Changes

The charts will come back to the top of this page as soon as I figure out how to get that done.  If you have an opinion on this, please post a comment. Charts take a long time to load on a mobile device and since the majority of our readers are on phones, tablets,...

Coping: With a New Form of Art (Part 1)

Until 3:08 AM Thursday, I had no idea what was going on with my research direction.  While I had lots of reading material (plus half a million must-do projects around the ranch), the websites, investing, etc.) I kept coming back to the art book “Drawing on the...

Coping: Advice to Microsoft

Please, brethren of the software forest, pay attention.  Ure is not happy  with ya’ll. Not that I don’t love Windows 10.  I like it – lots.  And, for that matter, I totally “get” the Office 365 product which we run on our machines here....