How to prevent Pyrex glass dish from exploding

Exploding Pyrex? I didn’t realize this was a thing, but apparently it can be, particularly in the U.S. where Pyrex glass manufacturing ingredients are different for some reason (regulation?) from European products. Below is frugality guru Clark Howard’s...

With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach

I discovered this poem by William Stafford a few years before becoming a father. I remember it striking a chord in me then. I read the poem again after becoming a father…and by the last line I was weeping… With Kit, Age 7 at the Beach By William Stafford...

Can you prove anything in science?

Below is the text of a comment I left on this YouTube video. My comment focuses on how Bananiac (and others) use the words “proven” or “caused by” when referring to scientific hypotheses. Technically speaking, scientists never...

Unconcerned about your losing your right to privacy?

  Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to day. ~ Edward Snowden Add this quote, which is controversially...

Marcus Aurelius quote about the gods – misattributed

Though this quote appears to be misattributed to Marcus Aurelius, it offers a lot to think about. Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If...

Listen and you might learn something new ~ Dalai Lama

Nice point by the Dalai Lama. Not that speaking can or should be avoided entirely. Asking questions and sharing your views has tremendous value and is absolutely necessary for the “market of ideas” to work. Indeed, I think you can learn a lot in the...

Douglas MacArthur explains why I’m feeling old

I’m intrigued how often I find the quotes of military leaders so meaningful. This one from Douglas MacArthur struck a chord; it addresses why I’m feeling so old right now 🙂 Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting...