How long is too long?

Peter Cushing played the original Grand Moff Tarkin. He had a presence in the first Star Wars films powerful enough to warrant his return in more films. The actor’s death in ‘94 prevented his return. You might think that last phrase goes without saying—it is so obvious, it doesn’t need to be written, spoken, or …

Obsession

Count how many times a person mentions a particular topic. Find the topic with the highest count and you’ve found their obsession. For some, an obsession will be a sport. They might be a bit zealous over hockey or hang gliding, baseball or bocce ball. For others, they might obsess over politics or public figures, …

Strangeness Anyone?

Generally speaking, they’re all strange. Everyone’s just a fine line of weird from a ball point world. They’re human? They’re weird. They have a face? They have “two faces”. Don’t get caught up in arguing with them, they all think they’re right, even when their facts come from the schizophrenic center. A highball and a …

Hump Day Help

I enjoy helping people. Recently I received some help on a project I definitely could not have done myself, all alone, little old me. I’d like to pay it forward. The project I’m talking about here that I needed to accomplish involved replacing only about six feet of flexible line for my fuel delivery system. …

Empath

Empath. Isn’t it amazing how one word can spark whole day-long monologs inside you? Or how one word can inspire conversations and debates among you and your friends? Like at the end of the Saturday Night Live skit with Tom Hanks on Black Jeopardy when they say, “Lives That Matter,” and “Doug” has something to …