We've had major internet problems for months. We're in the middle of the San Francisco Bay Area, suburban, but surrounded on all sides by around 500,000 people. We've been Comcast customers for years. Nearly everyday, we either lose internet completely - several times a day - or it's so slow, our routine is to click… Continue reading Net Neutrality or Just Slow. What are the Solutions?
Tag: Daily Life
Keeping Busy and Out of Trouble
I just finished a busy and interesting year as president of my writers club - the Mt. Diablo branch of the California Writers Club. I've been with this group for 7 or 8 years, and for the first few, I kept my head down. Not volunteering, not me, nope. I know what happens when you… Continue reading Keeping Busy and Out of Trouble
Sad, sad news to wake up to. I loved him in every role he played. Rest in peace, good sir.
Christmas Week in Pictures
Lots of activity around here lately. No sign of slowing yet either.
We’ve Got to Stop Kindling Flames
I want to call out Time Magazine for the headline on this article: http://time.com/4154613/professor-faces-firing-over-belief-sandy-hook-was-a-hoax/ This professor was NOT fired because he believed Sandy Hook was a hoax. He was fired because he went on a campaign of harassment against the parents of one of the victims. The media really must stop doing this kind of… Continue reading We’ve Got to Stop Kindling Flames
Helping Kids Find Alternatives to “the Tantrum” | Evolutionary Parenting | Where History And Science Meet Parenting
Helping Kids Find Alternatives to “the Tantrum” | Evolutionary Parenting | Where History And Science Meet Parenting. How about a few calm-down techniques for the young families out there? All part of the service.
Plant-Based on a Budget: How I Ate Well on $5 a Day
Here's an important lesson for good food on a very limited budget. It really can be done. Plant-Based on a Budget: How I Ate Well on $5 a Day.
Today's event was hiking Mt. Tamalpais. Fitbit tells me I walked 21,000 steps, or about 8 miles. No "active" minutes, though. Fitbit is a tough crowd! It's worth it to enlarge this photo for a good look.
Guest Post: The “Secret Sauce” for Peaceful Communities | Evolutionary Parenting | Where History And Science Meet Parenting
Here's an interesting perspective on bullying. Opinions, please. Guest Post: The “Secret Sauce” for Peaceful Communities | Evolutionary Parenting | Where History And Science Meet Parenting.
How to Be Polite — The Message — Medium
This is funny and helpful. Not necessarily in that order. I try to be polite, just in general. I say "thank you" and "please" a lot, but more often, I don't get the right words out before the moment is gone. But you know? We'd all have better days if everyone just looked for opportunities… Continue reading How to Be Polite — The Message — Medium