You Can't Legislate Away Stupidity

Do you ever wonder what’s next? I do. I have read reports that a significant number of emergency room visits are due to individuals taking over-the-counter medicines that contain acetaminophen and then also taking acetaminophen by itself. The overdoses were the cause of the emergency room visits and led to death in a number ofContinue reading “You Can't Legislate Away Stupidity”

I Don't Watch the News

Some years ago now, we cancelled our cable television subscription. We did not replace it with any other kind of reception. At the time, we had dumb phones, so there was no watching of old TV show (my husband’s current favorite is The Rifleman), or YouTube videos (I like amusing cat and dog videos). CancellingContinue reading “I Don't Watch the News”

Do Not Try to Sit on Your Coke Bottle

Have you ever wondered what engendered some of the seemingly ridiculous warnings and precautions in instruction manuals? Every time I buy something new and read through the instruction manual, I have to shake my head. Mostly I imagine they are occasioned by the American tendency to sue anyone and everyone else for their own stupidity.Continue reading “Do Not Try to Sit on Your Coke Bottle”

Why We Make Mistakes: A Book Review

Written by Joseph T. Hallinan, “Why We Make Mistakes,” is a clear and well written look into some of the inner workings of the human mind. While he does devote one small chapter at the end to advise us on how to make fewer mistakes, that is not the main concern of the book. SoContinue reading “Why We Make Mistakes: A Book Review”

Revenge at What Cost

My husband works at an eye care facility. He’s been there for about nine years and he’s done the same work for over 20 years. He’s a dispensing optician; the person you see after your exam. He helps people select frames that will work with their prescription, shape of head and face, and also withContinue reading “Revenge at What Cost”

Dietary Supplements are Good for Only One Thing

And that’s giving you very expensive pee. I’ve heard that a lot over the years and chose to ignore it. I’ve been an advocate of dietary supplements for many, many years. I always figured they couldn’t hurt and they just might help. But that is maybe not the case. Recent research is beginning to showContinue reading “Dietary Supplements are Good for Only One Thing”

Granite Dells, Prescott, Arizona

I love rocks … just about any kind of rocks. And the bigger the better. When we first moved to the Tri-City area (now the Quad-City area of Prescott, Chino Valley, Prescott Valley and Dewey-Humboldt), people would tell me about the Granite Dells and Watson Lake. So that was one of our first forays. It’sContinue reading “Granite Dells, Prescott, Arizona”

Weird Words, Part 6

Finagle I am hoping, really hoping, that quite a few of you use this word regularly. Hopefully, too, it isn’t just the over-the-hill crowd who uses it. I frequently think that my use of such words dates me. I mean I don’t look over-the-hill yet, right? Oh well, give it up Dianne. It’s a lostContinue reading “Weird Words, Part 6”