I prefer fixing an appliance (or anything) to replacing it. Example. One of my pedestal mounted air-circulating fans broke. I took it apart but couldn’t see anything physically wrong with the electrical motor apparatus so this afternoon I took it to a repair shop. They fixed it for $4 (an overcharge probably, but what the… Continue reading Preferred Transactions
For the first time in history, even the poor people are fat. There appears to be such a glut of cheap abundant non-nutritious calories in most parts of the post-industrialized world that for these past few couple of decades even shopping bag people can supersize themselves stupidly big. I am planning a trip to the… Continue reading Surviving a Life of Plenty
This particular YouTube video got 1400 Thumbs Up and only 196 Thumbs Down so it seems the majority of its viewers agreed with the list. I decided to watch it to see how my life choices and subsequent mistakes played into the list. Here they are, with my own comments and personal scores. 0 -10,… Continue reading 14 Mistakes of Your life You Don’t Realize Until You’re Old
Example. A couple of days ago my Seiko wristwatch went dead. I asked a local doctor friend – a fellow connoisseur of right living – where I might go to get a new battery; skills and quality, not butchery. He directed me to a place around the corner on my own block, hidden in plain… Continue reading It’s the Little Things
What are those things in this world we really need to survive? It is surprisingly simple. And the list reads like poetry.
I hate all institutions. I am not going to spend any time here outlining the breadth or depth of my grievances because they probably won’t sound very much different from your own. I will however mention a particular recent incident that sort of highlights and encompasses the basis for all my hatred. Three days ago… Continue reading Institutions
Facts are a consensual reality. There is no discernment in facts. Facts are something you gather, something you collect. Facts are something you report on. Facts in and of themselves aren’t terribly important. Facts are no more than those things – measurements, statistics and what not – we all agree to agree upon. It goes… Continue reading Realities