How Habits Form ~ How Habits Are Broken

On Fresh Air, Terry Gross interviewed reporter Charles Duhigg, who has written a book titled The Power of Habit. In the interview Duhigg describes the three-part structure of a habit... Trigger - Something in the environment that triggers or cue's the habit's routine...

Oceans ~ Cold Ain’t For Me

Beautiful, young people in tropical, pristine locations with melodic, laid-back music. I felt a deep, rooted vibe from this video. The slow moving images  triggered strong feelings of nostalgia for the carefree days in my 20's. Oh, to be back to those days again. It...

America is NOT the greatest country in the world ~ Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

It's what we want from politicians or news people--a little honesty--so obviously it's fiction. But it's also a deliciously devastating reality check of a monologue that's delivered perfectly by Jeff Daniels in the HBO series The Newsroom. America is not the greatest...

Columbia River Gorge Hikes 2015

Displayed below are a collection of photos taken during a few hikes in the Columbia River Gorge during 2015. Most from my phone, so quality isn't super. Still, some good shots. [flickr_set id="72157681566392782"]

Amazingly Home Remedies ~ Parody

These amazing home remedies really work...sort of. Number five is worth a laugh. Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold the vegetables while you chop. Avoid arguments with the females about lifting the toilet seat by using the...

Pope Francis to Jesus: “You shouldn’t have provoked them” ~ by Heathwood & Lee

This cartoon commentary by Heathwood and Lee illustrates so brilliantly my reaction to Pope Francis' recent...advice...that one should expect a physical or violent reaction if criticizing another's faith, so just don't criticize. Would Pope Francis have said the same...
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A Star Is Born – Stuckmann Review

After Lady Gaga’s wonderful interview with Stephen Colbert, I was super eager to hear Chris Stuckmann’s review of her film, A Star Is Born. I didn’t have to wait long.

Because a baby giraffe makes me smile

Just because a picture of a baby giraffe makes me smiles.   Source

How to make homemade whipped cream ~ It’s super easy!

Making whipped cream ~ I LOVE whipped cream, and after I discovered it was so easy to make at home, I'm making it all the time. The real thing is by far the best and only takes a few minutes to prepare. So forget your non-dairy, petroleum crap whip. Go homemade. You...

Glorious Octopus Image

I bumped into this image of an octopus recently and had to share. Such a striking, symmetrical geometry to this octopus' pose. Totally mesmerizing.

Dallas (Matherly) Fallert ~ Obituary

My Mother's best friend, Dallas (Matherly) Fallert, passed away. Dallas was a force of nature. With all her energy and enthusiasm, it's hard to imagine her gone. Together, she and my Mom got into a lot of mischief 😉 May she rest in peace...Below is her obituary from...

Long Way Round – Stereophonics

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman used the Stereophonics song Long Way Round (and variations) for their Long Way travel series. Warning: It's an earworm. Long way Round ~ Stereophonics Remember me my love, I'm the one you're dreaming of Going for a ride, I'll keep you...

OneRepublic – Counting Stars – Video/Lyrics

Where have I been?! Totally missed this brilliant OneRepublic tune. Counting Stars - OneRepublic Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But, baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said, no more counting dollars, we'll be...

BALLiSTIC – Sci-Fi | Action short film by Film Riot

BALLiSTIC is a science fiction/action short film written & directed by Ryan Connolly. Set in the near future, BALLiSTIC drops viewers into a violent episode involving a young woman (played by Hannah Ward) being pursued by a "bunch of armed bad guys." Typical...