To see a full-size view of the images posted, just click on them.

RULES FOR POSTING COMMENTS: This blog is meant to be interactive. Please utilize the comment feature to respond to posts that prompt a reaction. You do not have to agree with me to post, but I do ask that your comment pertain to the post itself. I also ask that "anonymous" guests attach some sort of name to their comments so readers can tell everyone apart. (If you cannot follow these simple rules, your post may be DELETED or at the very least mocked for the entertainment of those who can respect my guidelines.)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Scattered thoughts

There are simply too many things going on to focus on a single topic today, but neither do I want to write a rambling, multi-point essay. So instead I am just going to send out a few thoughts and updates:

Farewell to one of the greatest minds of our generation. I recall reading 'A Brief History of Time' and feeling like my head was going to explode. But it was a good challenge. 

It's kind of cool that Stephen would leave us on Pi Day.

Where would we be without pi?

Some personal distractions....again mostly financial..... have kind of dampened the more sexual mood here. Rosa and I are fine, and getting along.......just not feeling too sexy right now.

Another 'oldie' from the 90's. Remember answering machines?

Not feeling sexy has led me to find more time to work on my latest project....

The lower half of a bathroom window for what will become our "Peruvian Bathroom".

Politics continues to challenge my capacity to remain calm.....not something I'm good at in the best of circumstances. I did want to make an amused observation though, based on a couple of comments I've received from some new visitors in recent weeks. I love the way people entrenched either on the left or right can read what I say and, if it runs contrary to their views, assume I must naturally be a full-fledged member of the opposite extreme. LOL. I think the notion that a person can be a moderate with viewpoints based on thought rather than tribalism is truly alien to a lot of people. 

Because I have been criticizing Trump a lot, some folks seem to assume I must be a Democrat. LOL. Keep assuming. It's very entertaining.


  1. There is a very good article in the New York Times today about Dr. Hawking. I understand the "exploding head" thing. I think it's very similar to a "blown mind". I really enjoy those moments. Thank you for your blog.

    1. Thank you, Domhnall II, I just read t. It was pretty good. I realize that any article about him is going to mention his handicap, but sometimes I wish people would just talk about him and his theories. I feel that turning a blind eye to the assumptions about things like handicap, race, or gender would be a positive step in achieving genuine appreciation of human achievement in all of its inevitable diversity. But I guess it's unavoidable. I mean who ever mentions Tycho Brahe and doesn't mention his nose......or lack thereof?

      As for the blog? You're welcome. And you are also welcome. Please participate as often as the mood strikes.

  2. Farewell Dr. Hawking you will be missed. Your writing is usually humorous frequently thought provoking and I am thank you for it even when we disagree.

  3. Replies
    1. And even then I don't toe a party 'line' but try to think for myself.

  4. Sending love and peace your way. I can relate.

  5. I go through the same thing. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican and it doesn't occur to people that it's even an option to not be one or the other.

    1. Amazing, isn't it? That's pure tribalism for you though. It's nice to know there are other 'free thinkers' out there!

  6. Crimson Kid (C.K.)May 16, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    Stephen Hawking was undoubtedly the smartest individual ever to act in a "Star Trek" episode.

    His ability to explain cosmic physics to non-scientists was greatly appreciated by me.