Things I Just don’t Understand, Part 2

Handicapped License Plates First let me say, I understand the need for these in certain situations. Someone confined to a wheelchair will need more space to get into and out of a vehicle so providing a parking space that is larger than most is a good thing. Also, someone who needs supplementation from an oxygenContinue reading “Things I Just don’t Understand, Part 2”

How to Paint a Bathroom

I don’t normally do numbered or bulleted lists, but here goes: 1.  First select the paint color. (But of course this doesn’t take into account the fine art of negotiating with your significant other necessary to do that, or the hours, days or weeks that might be involved in said negotiation.) 2.  Decide on theContinue reading “How to Paint a Bathroom”

Random Thoughts, Part 2

Parallel Universes and a Perfect World How many times have you heard someone say something and your unspoken (or maybe not unspoken) reply was, “Yeah, sure, in a perfect world.” I hear that little phrase, or some close variation on it, more and more. Is our world becoming more and more imperfect? Or are weContinue reading “Random Thoughts, Part 2”

I Caught my Husband’s Cold

If Bernd gets sick, I almost always catch what he had. Because of his job (optician; the guy who sells you your glasses after your exam), he comes into contact with a lot of people. Not all of them are in the best health. He does his best to keep the viruses and bacteria atContinue reading “I Caught my Husband’s Cold”

Random Thoughts

Bait and Switch My husband, Bernd, once did a a search for affordable term life insurance. We both have whole life policies, but they have a declining balance and as we get older, they will pay out less and less when we die. There is a side fund attached to the policies that, if weContinue reading “Random Thoughts”

How to Really Learn Something

“The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.” — Mortimer Adler When I was in high school, I took a number of science related courses. They were hard. The information I needed to take in was huge. The concepts were sometimes alien. ButContinue reading “How to Really Learn Something”