Chris Stuckmann review of Venom

Chris Stuckmann’s movie reviews are always thoughtful and combine the passions of a movie fan with the critical eye of a filmmaker.  I don’t always agree with his conclusions, but I always take his point of view seriously. Here’s a particularly frank...

Why some new car engines burn oil – Scotty Kilmer

Here’s a good example of why I like Houston auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer’s videos. Scotty reveals the dirty little secrets auto manufacturers don’t want you to know. In this video, Scotty explains why new, well-designed and built cars should NOT burn...

Mike Rowe’s frank and funny hour-long interview 

I don’t think I’ve heard Mike Rowe cover so many topics in an interview. I’ve always liked his humor, and I find myself attracted to many elements of his philosophy, which he sums up in The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge. This interview reveals a lot about his...

How to treat heart failure with diet

This video from nutritionfacts.org provides persuasive evidence that higher levels of TMAO (Trimethylamine N-oxide) lead to higher incidence of heart attacks and heart failure. TMAO comes from byproducts of eating animal products, dairy, eggs, meat. TMAO  seems to...

A reminder about the illusion of framing

John Green reminds us that the people we admire (maybe even feel envious of) may not have it all together like we imagine. And that’s okay. We all try to put our best “frame” forward, hoping no one will tilt the camera in a direction that reveals...

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...

Why “Right-to-Work” is wrong ~ Robert Reich

In this video, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich makes the case that right-to-work laws are promoted by corporations at the expense of workers. Question: What are right-to-work laws? Right-to-work laws are statutes in 28 U.S. states that prohibit union security...