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  • How to Post Music on BindleSnitch

    How to Post Music on BindleSnitch

     Don’t even start this process until you have submitted a few regular posts so that you know how the system works. You need to have a music file, of course.  Regardless of whether you post a video or an audio …
  • About Deer Crossings and Hurricane Seasons

    About Deer Crossings and Hurricane Seasons

    "How do the hurricanes know when to start and stop forming? Do they watch Hurricane Central?" Of course not. This is really a matter of nomenclature rather than the conscious intent of the hurricanes. It turns out that, if a …
  • Wanna Bet Democrats Take House? Europeans Do

    Wanna Bet Democrats Take House? Europeans Do

    While the stakes may be high for Americans, at least politically, millions of Europeans have a different kind of interest in the outcome. They are putting their money where their mouth is and are wagering on the outcome of Tuesday’s …
  • Drunk While Flying: Minnesota’s Avian Alcoholics

    Drunk While Flying: Minnesota’s Avian Alcoholics

    There's an epidemic of drunkenness among the younger residents roosting in the small northeastern Minnesota town of Gilbert. where the town's avian residents are dive bombing the human residents of the town, flying around in circles, flying into windows and …
  • Consumers Conned by Restaurant Rankings: True or False?

    Consumers Conned by Restaurant Rankings: True or False?

    Consumers are increasingly dependent upon second-hand recommendations from total strangers when deciding where to spend our money. Whether we refer to reviews posted online, or studies conducted by people who study market trends,
  • The WordPress Professional: Extracting Email Addresses

    The WordPress Professional: Extracting Email Addresses

    I’ve been building websites since the early 1990s. That was long before WordPress appeared in 2003, so I was building websites with HTML, PHP, and a whole bunch of other packages I would rather not remember even if
  • David Goodall Decides to End His Life at 104

    David Goodall Decides to End His Life at 104

    104-year-old world renowned scientist David Goodall is leaving Australia to fly across the world to end his life in Switzerland. The lauded ecologist and botanist is not suffering from a serious illness but wishes to bring forward his death.
  • Et Cetera: The Catch-all Category for Everything Else

    Et Cetera: The Catch-all Category for Everything Else

    We have introduced a brand new category called Et Cetera, which is Latin for "so on and so forth" (or so we have been told.) We are encouraging our authors to use Et Cetera when they can't decide where their …
  • Jim Nabors, 87, Led a Charmed – and Charming – Life

    Jim Nabors, 87, Led a Charmed – and Charming – Life

    Legendary singer and actor Jim Nabors passed away in Hawaii on November 30th, at the age of 87, leaving behind a legacy as a gentle comedic actor with a superb singing voice. See him here, one more time....
  • College Majors Becoming Obsolete When Job Hunting

    College Majors Becoming Obsolete When Job Hunting

    College is a time for exploration, making new friends, and discovering who you are and, as any college freshman knows, a time to declare a major....but college majors may not mean much to employers any more.  
  • Tom Petty: Remembering an American Original

    Tom Petty: Remembering an American Original

    Tom Petty was an unpretentious American original, a musician of rare talent, a singer blessed with unique voice, a story teller whose songs summarized four decades of the American experience...
  • Non-Profit Groups Help Ex-Convicts Start Their Own Businesses

    Non-Profit Groups Help Ex-Convicts Start Their Own Businesses

    Calvin Duncan knows a lot about prison; he spent 28 years there. “I was born in New Orleans but I was raised in Louisiana State penitentiary,” Duncan says. “I went to prison in 1982 for a murder that I had …
  • Police Stops: What Would You Do In This Situation?

    Police Stops: What Would You Do In This Situation?

    Saturday afternoon, July 16, 2016,  as we were driving  along  Swinton Street in Delray Beach, FL, we came across a suspicious looking traffic stop, with two one-man police cruiser parked in the travel lane.  The officers in question were in the …
  • Milwaukee Air Show Thunders Across Wisconsin Skies

    Milwaukee Air Show Thunders Across Wisconsin Skies

    The Sound of Friendly Thunder The Milwaukee Air Show brought (friendly) thunder to the sky over our Wauwatosa, WI homestead over the July 25th weekend. The engines overhead  were unmistakable and it was easy to imagine the giant air ships soaring …
  • April Fools’ Day Isn’t Over Yet…

    April Fools’ Day Isn’t Over Yet…

    …but there’s only one hour left before I won’t be able to publish this article,which is about the origin of All Fools’ Day, known today as April Fools’ Day, on April 1st, a failure that could have dire consequences. I …
  • What the Frack Does Meme Mean?

    What the Frack Does Meme Mean?

    Writers are always trying to push the envelope of the languages in which they write. Shakespeare was a famous and shameless creator of new words, which were often so easily understood from the context in which they were used that …
  • How to Make a Better Cup of Coffee at Home (Part 1)

    How to Make a Better Cup of Coffee at Home (Part 1)

    For many of us, our first memories of coffee-making at home are of mom filling the percolator with water, pulling the can of Folgers or MJB off of the shelf and putting four scoops into the top of the “round …
  • How to Make a Better Cup of Coffee at Home (Part 2)

    How to Make a Better Cup of Coffee at Home (Part 2)

    We examined everything involved in making a great cup of coffee at home before it goes into the coffee maker in Part One. In this edition we will discover why brewing your coffee is actually the easiest part of the process …
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