Hey, Soul Sister ~ Train ~ Video & lyrics

Hey, Soul Sister ~ I hadn't really looked at the lyrics of this Train song very closely before, but now that I have, I love the song even more. It's from their album Save Me, San Francisco (AMZ). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpv8-5XWOI Train - Hey, Soul Sister -...

The Greatest Tragedy of Mankind ~ According to Arthur C. Clarke

The greatest tragedy of mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. ~ Arthur C. Clarke Notable Deaths of 2008 - The New York Times > U.S. > Slide Show > Slide 13 of 22.

Vietnam Memorial at sunrise

Photographer Angela B. Pan has created a beautiful, evocative HDR photo of the Washington D.C. Vietnam Memorial at sunrise.

The 7 deadly sins…of our society

The 7 deadly sins, a list created, appropriately, by the Catholic Church is familiar to many: Lust Gluttony Greed Sloth Wrath Envy Pride Below is a revised, non-secular list, which also provides insights on our weaknesses. The 7 Deadly Sins of Our Society Apathy...

Welcome Home, Son ~ Radical Face

I notice this song, "Welcome Home, Son" by Radical Face, on the closing credits of the documentary, Forks Over Knives. I liked the acoustical guitar melody. But after reading the lyrics, I can't say I understand much of what they mean. "Sometimes you've got to just...

Anne Hathaway’s support of LGBT ~ “I’m being a decent human being”

I love the sentiment Anne Hathaway expresses in this quote. Via I'm being a decent human being : atheism ~ reddit.com. Global Secular Humanist Movement's Facebook page "In my household, being gay was, and is, no big deal. When my brother came out, we hugged him, said...

What to do when Linux freezes ~ Keyboard commands

Installed Linux Mint on my desktop computer, and I find the thing freezes--and not as in frozen mint ice cream. I needed a way to unfreeze Linux that doesn't involve pressing and holding the power button--a huge no-no that I loathe to do as it almost certainly...

Benjamin Marauder performance improved for $35 ~ Hammer Debounce Device – HDD

Benjamin Marauder Upgrade ~ Here's a relatively simple and cheap way to significantly improve the performance of a Benjamin Marauder airgun. YouTuber Ted's Holdover demonstrates the upgrade, which involves installing a $35 piece from Airguns of Arizona called a...

Paul Allen on Bill Gates at Microsoft

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died recently from cancer, a disease he fought for much of his adult life. Even though I live in the Pacific Northwest where Allen was active, I don't know anything about the man. From this 2011 interview with Leslie Stahl on 60...

Home remedies ~ Some odd, some sensible

Home Remedies ~ These were some interesting home remedies suggested by redditors. Not sure I'd risk trying some of them, though. Sore throats Gargle with salt water. Gargle with apple cider vinegar. Pickle juice  ~ ibbity Upset stomach Mix teaspoon of baking soda...

Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley,

I don't recall ever being so struck to the core by a poem... Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not...

You are my forever

You are my forever

At some point, while submariner Mikhail Averin waited at the bottom of the Bering Sea to be rescued, he wrote this short letter to his wife. No one has forever... But I wanted more. I wanted to give you more...more babies. Love our son and the baby for both of us....