I'm all for being up to a challenge, but it seems for the last few months it's been nothing but challenges. I feel like I'm running track: one hurdle after another with not much of a break in between and the track seems to be endless. A prime example is when my deadbolt broke and… Continue reading Flooring, Deadbolts, and Doorknobs
A new month and new books to read. That's the great thing about books: one never seems to run out of them, especially with the advent of the ebook. Now we not only have a choice of new books to read, but old books that were no longer in print or were hard to find… Continue reading Theology and Revolution – An Open Book: July 2017
I ran across this on the front page of the May 24, 1893 edition of the Livingston Herald. I can't make up my mind whether it was fake or real news. Being on the front page makes me believe it was a true story, but knowing the entire paper only had 4 pages makes… Continue reading Real or Fake News? Catching an Electric Car, May 1893
MyScribbler's Heart and Catholicmom.com are hosting Open Book: June 2017 where you share what you're reading for June. One would think a blog all about words would include more posts about what I'm reading, but those type of posts have been few and far between. So I'm taking advantage of this opportunity to make up… Continue reading My Reads for An Open Book: June 2017
I've written in another post about my daily planner. If you haven't had a chance to read it it's basically some blank pieces of paper and post-it® notes. The great thing about it is its fluidity. No scratching out and penciling in: everything can be moved around easily because it is all on post-it® notes. … Continue reading DAILY PLANNER: PROJECT SHEETS & LISTS
I read a great book a while back about the heroin-opioid epidemic in the United States. It's called Dreamland: the true tale of America's opiate epidemic by Sam Quinones. Quinones listed many factors underlying the epidemic, but the root of it all was unemployed, anxious and depressed Americans. This was especially so in the Rust… Continue reading EXCELLENT PODCAST: FREAKONOMICS – DID CHINA EAT AMERICA’S JOBS?
I know a couple of people that suffer from depression. In order to better understand it I read The Catholic Guide to Depression: How the Saints, the Sacraments, and Psychiatry can Help you Break its Grip and Find Happiness Again by Aaron Kheriaty, MD. After reading this book I was convinced that those who suffer… Continue reading Quick Take: How will the Legalization of Assisted Suicide Affect the Medical Professions Reputation?