I wrote my Easter Holiday articles several years ago with the intention of debunking the worst of the stupid myths around the holiday. I read through them recently and didn’t see anything that stood out as incorrect after several years of being fascinated with the subject. I do have a speculation on the word ‘Easter’… Continue reading Easter Holiday Origins – Geek of Faith Follow-up
I keep hearing on the various podcasts I listen to about complaints with recipe sites and how awful they are. This is a problem that needs to be solved. The issue is that if it’s a big site like Allrecipes, Epicurious or even a food manufacturer’s site like Pillsbury, the recipe is close to the… Continue reading Personal Recipe Blogs and their problems
I think I’ve written about this before. The idea that the more something gets demonized the more popular it becomes, and by extension the more profitable it becomes for the people who produce it. I’ve said repeatedly that if I ever buckle down and write a novel that I’d take five hundred copies and immediately… Continue reading Demonization is Profitable
Some years ago, between 2002 and 2008 an American corporation developed the most addictive substance that’s ever been spread to the masses. It had me going to get a fix daily, sometimes twice a day. The rush was exquisite. As if crack, heroin and cannabis had been mixed together in a delivery system that went… Continue reading The Most Addictive Thing Ever Made By Man
I don’t travel so much by plane anymore. I do have a few really long road trips planned, and since those will be largely from California to Texas, there’s some hotel stays involved. In my previous article I wrote about reducing the weight of stuff you’re carrying and trying to only take up one outlet… Continue reading Keeping Your Electronics Charged While Travelling- Product Updates for 2021
It’s the beginning of a new year, after a particularly crappy one for most people. For me, it wasn’t so bad, just stressful. I moved to Los Angeles late in 2019 to be with my now wife. Found a decent place to live that allows the animals we own. I tried to refrain from writing… Continue reading New Year 2021!
Over the past couple months I’ve been listening to some conspiracy theory podcasts. As purely a form of entertainment, what with current events. One particularly popular topic these days is that of vaccines, for obvious reasons. This isn’t an article that’s anti-vaccine or pro-vaccine, just one talking about where the word comes from. On more… Continue reading Weird Theories – Word Origins – The Word Vaccine
I was given my first pocket knife at six years old. I lost that pocket knife a few years later even though after getting a better one I kept it in a little cedar box which I still have. It’s a real shame too because I think that knife had been given to my father… Continue reading My every day pocket knife – A better way
So this stupid picture has made rounds on the ol’ social media feeds lately and I can’t help but look at the sheer stupidity of it all. I’m your average mostly libertarian Christian with HEAVY gnostic and deist leanings. I stress this because I don’t want anyone to think this is going to be the… Continue reading Guns, Flags, and Sacred Texts
So Katy Perry stirred up a storm of crap at the Grammy’s with her “Dark Horse” performance. There have been a lot of accusations about it being a “Satanic Ritual” and so forth and so on. I watched the video because as someone who gets a good laugh when the fundamentalists go off on things… Continue reading Katy Perry – Satanic Grammy Performance?