No Talking

The saying, “Silence is golden” is but half of the phrase. The complete proverb is, “Speech is silver, silence is golden.” Now, that is beautiful. And it eliminates the wise guy who will say something like, “Silence is golden, but the right word is platinum!” I think I’ve said too much.


Food brings people together (i.e., breaking bread), but when there’s an issue with the food, that could make an issue with the togetherness. It’s no secret that the chicken industry is flawed, mostly due to expediency and girth of the product. Yet the market (us) demands, so the industry supplies. The ethics (or lack thereof?)Continue reading “Chicken”



Email Man

What would it be like if we got emails like we got snail mail — once a day? I bet those emails would be finely crafted. But, instead, we get emails all the time. ALL THE TIME! There’s something good to that but something bad to that as well. Double-edged sword.


An old fashioned joke from an old fashioned guy.

Computer Problems

Ever wonder how dirty your keyboard is? How often do you wash it and/or disinfect it? There are so many things we don’t think are dirty, but we touch without hesitation nor with cleaning afterwards: car door handles, shoelaces, water faucet handles, etc. For some, this realization causes panic. For others, like myself, it’s reassuring.Continue reading “Computer Problems”


I had to revise this one in Procreate as the ink drawing didn’t show “JAM” large enough. So it’s a hybrid.

Big Words

Language, like many things in life, is a wonderful resource but only when it is not overused. The basic function of language is to communicate. Yet, when it is inundated with verbosity and/or convoluted syntax, it yields the antithesis of the desired objective. In short, simpler is better. Many writers are criticized for writing atContinue reading “Big Words”


Humility is not one of Eugene’s strongest traits. It’s probably not in his traits bucket. Then again, who of us can claim to have gobs of humility? If we profess such, humility goes out of the window. Strange how pride and humility cannot exist in the same person at the same time. It’s almost asContinue reading “Mistake”


It is astonishing how divided we are as a country in regards to politics. This is an interesting graphic from the Pew Research Center: Personally, I don’t think we’re seeing a divide in beliefs (à la stoic vs. epicurean) as much as an increasingly spoiled population. And, while not expressed as such directly, I believeContinue reading “TWIN”


To be fair, each person has their own moral compass. What is acceptable for one person is unacceptable for another. Then, on another issue, it’s reversed. I get that. Yet, there are broad landscapes of overlapping moralities among like-minded people. As I mentioned in an earlier post, understanding the moral foundations help us understand eachContinue reading “MORAL COMPASS”


On the surface, the idea of taking someone to Bingo for a first date seems silly. Yet, I propose that it’s an amazing idea! Allow me to explain. Cal is not good with women simply because he’s fit and handsome (although those attributes do help), but because he’s not boring. I have found that peopleContinue reading “Bingo”


Recently, I had a molar removed. I’ll spare you the details, just know that it is now gone. The process of having a tooth removed made me appreciate my remaining teeth all the more. Many of us in the western world are blessed to have access to dental care. This is no small thing. WeContinue reading “GUMMY TEETH”


For fans of Perk at Work, you’ll recognize ol’ Charlie. I don’t like cats, but I love Charlie! I believe there’s something deep inside of us that makes us love animals. As a Christian, I believe that something was embedded by a great and awesome Creator, of whom I cannot explain nor define. Perhaps animalContinue reading “Charlie”


Culture is misunderstood these days. It’s a paradox, really. Many people want to appreciate the diversity of culture yet want to make everybody into one generic type of person. Confused? Allow me to explain. Not all cultures are alike. If they were, there wouldn’t be cultures (plural), but one culture, and the term would loseContinue reading “GYPSY”


On a personal note, I am remarried; second marriage. Every relationship, of course, is different. But I believe that divorce is never a good thing. Some may say, “Well, what if the person is in an abusive marriage?” or the like. That’s not necessarily a defense of divorce (although I that may be a solution),Continue reading “Remarry”


I’m one of those wannabe stoic types. Guilty. And yes, I watch stoic videos on YouTube. Isn’t that such a silly thing when we think about it? YouTube should be the last place on earth a person should learn stoicism. Just getting on YouTube is entering a world of distraction and emotion and nonsense. OrContinue reading “STOIC”


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