It's like family, only weirder…

Resiliency

The boy, Balthazar, is doing well in his young years. He had his first all-nighter party this evening. We took a trip out to Isi’s (Missy’s) for their girl’s 1st birthday. It wasn’t until 9:30 that we finally arrived, but by 12:00 when we left, Balthazar was going strong. He…Continue Reading

Random News

Either way, the FDA blocked approval of the “Alli,” the new OTC version of Xenical because the effects aren’t permanent. (The drug works by blocking absorption of about one-third of fat consumed.) Users only lost about 15 pounds in a year amidst a slew of side effects such as abdominal…Continue Reading

I ❤ Squid

I’m infatuated with big squid. In London, they have a 28 footer on display, which I would love to go and see. The fascinating thing about them is their potential for mythic sizes, rarity, and keen hunter abilities. A squid of thirty feet could grab you with its tentacles before…Continue Reading

Drunken Goat Cheese

In what could very well be a new *thing*, I’ve indulged in a new cheese never before known to my palate. It was Isi’s (soon to have a linkable blog) inspiration that got me to do this. That is, Isi talked about a “Tour de Cheese” to have a chance…Continue Reading

Medieval Punishments

My mom, out on the farm, has resurrected an ancient form of punishment to present to her dogs. One of her dogs, a young Great Pyrenees, has learned to kill the chickens. This is generally an unforgivable act, but one that she feels is accounted for by her rambunctious youth.…Continue Reading

Dog Days are Coming

There is a plan on the horizon that marks a great experiment for two grown men to conduct over the period of, hopefully, eight weeks. It’s either a great experiement worthy of a Nobel Prize, or it will kill each of us and grant us an entry in the Darwin…Continue Reading

Shaolin Wisdom and Application

A random bit of information I find useful and entertaining. “Build rather than destroy; Avoid rather than check; Check rather than hurt; Hurt rather than maim; Maim rather than kill; For all life is precious; Nor can any be replaced” -Shaolim Monastery Credo I squat down, thus avoiding the horn-punch,…Continue Reading

How I Work

The longest amount of time spent, and time I am unable to account for, is research. Depending on the topic, I may spend a week pouring through as many references I can find on a particular subject to get a real good feel for the information. If I don’t require reference material as I write, it goes much quicker.