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Attention, Geekoverse!

I’m hard on hardware, apparently. My current computer, an hp tablet, is falling apart. I need to start thinking about replacement. Cost is the number one issue, so I was thinking about an Acer or a Dell Mini or similar product. I use my computer all day, every day, for work and for writing. My…

Blogiversary

I was traveling on the 14th, the official date of my first blogiversary at WCU, Sb edition. I started blogging in May of 2007 at the original WCU on WordPress, then was invited to join the denialism blog here at Sb, and then decided to reclaim my brand. It’s been a helluva year, blogging-wise, and…

I don’t know if Garrison Keillor is anti-semitic and I don’t really care, but the question was raised by his Christmas editorial at Salon.com. After reading it last month I decided I had nothing to say about it. Who really cares what Garrison Keillor says, right? This morning I was on my way to work…

New Year’s Open Thread

New Year’s Eve. This is a profoundly arbitrary designation—the end of the year, end of the decade—really, there is nothing about December 31st that’s any different than any other day. But for historical reasons, this is the secular new year. Looking back on the last 12 or 13 months I can say that I’m happy…

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to my readers who celebrate this one. For those of you who do, you may sometimes wonder what those of us who don’t are doing today. Well, I find that Christmas is a great time to work at the hospital. It gives my Christian colleagues a break. Here in Michigan Jewish groups have…

Writer’s block open thread

There are so many things I want to blog about today, but the muse just isn’t with me. But I have a deal with myself to at least put out a little something once or twice a day (and my diet updates don’t count). Things I’m happy about today: I’m keeping to my diet very…

The “summer without summer” continues with fall blowing in early. Sitting outside with the kiddo yesterday we found a garter snake sunning itself (and it was pretty big for a garter snake!). Despite the strong north wind, we hopped on the bike and rode up to the school where she’ll be starting kindergarten in a…

Skeptics in the Pub!

It’s about time! Thanks to some terrific folks, like my buddy JB, we are having our first SE Michigan Skeptics in the Pub. This is an informal pilot, originally a small get-together, but seems to be growing. If you’re in SE Michigan and want to have a beer with a group of like-minded folks, including…

BMI TMI Update #3

Thankfully, I’m not a week into this lifestyle change yet, because I’m getting good advice from experts. I know from my reading, that certain foods are better at inducing a durable sense of satiety, and I’ve been trying to incorporate these foods. For example, my typical lunch of late has been a good salad with…

BMI TMI Update #2

So, Dear Readers, I’ve been “dieting”, that is, changing my lifestyle now for nearly a week, with some success. Lots of people have their own advice, their own stories, their own beliefs. One fascinating discussion is about whether one must or will necessarily be hungry when eating right. My contention is that most overweight people…