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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

Confucious Says…

Ancient Chinese wisdom (i.e. fortune cookie) says, “There is a true and sincere friendship between you both.” Is that weird to anyone else but me?!?

Evil in Nature

The Ampulex compressa, a wasp with a nasty hunting habit, has a particularly devious plan in store for cockroaches. I’m not fond of roaches either, but I’ve never thought to conduct bizarre Frankenstein experiments with them. I’ve read at Boing Boing and The Loom at Corante now about the fascinating…Continue Reading

Atlanta Flickr Group: Celestial Studios

The Atlanta Flickr Group attended an informal studio lighting seminar my wife put on at her studio in Gainesville, Celestial Studios. Thank you to everyone that was able to come to that. I think it went quite well and gave something to everyone to play with in the future. I’d…Continue Reading

Population Limiters in Effect

I read Darren’s comments on an article regarding the cancer-causing agents in red meat. Not that anyone has said there are carcinogens in steak, but there seems to be some sort of accusatory game going on. I’m neither a vegetarian nor a carnivore, but rather what humans were meant to…Continue Reading

Break Camp

Balthazar and I headed out this morning at about 6:30am for Pensacola Beach. Against all odds, we’re finally on our way to this “vacation.” As mentioned in a recent post, we’ve had a string of bad luck lately. Yes, I did finally get my car and things seemed as though…Continue Reading

Tobin’s Last Movement

It’s been sometime since Dan Tobin’s last entry on 365Dumps.com. The purpose of which, was to write a thought-provoking entry about Tobin’s #2’s for each day of a year. I think that maybe his fans are too critical in their judgment of this challenge. It’s not that Tobin must complete…Continue Reading

Childhood Memories

Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robins were the kings of their sweet goodies when I was young. In the late 90’s, Baskin Robins seemed to pretty much vanish. I don’t even think any of the stores I visited at that time had 31 flavors anymore. Later, Brewster’s and Marble Slab showed…Continue Reading

5 New, Flavor-Filled, Sodas

Jones Soda, in their infinite wisdom of cuisine, has developed five new sodas for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you haven’t had one, you should. They’re delicious. However, I have not tasted any of the new holiday flavors, especially “Mashed Potatoes and Butter.” I ate buttered popcorn JellyBellies, so surely I…Continue Reading