Apr 012015

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Apr 012015

For those of you who have not been following my daily Personal Updates, I’m on what I hope is the trailing edge of the nastiest flu I’ve had, since I was hospitalized in 2013.  Now I’m going tin try to ease myself back into a normal writing schedule.  I don’t know how long that will take, and I’m still well short of 100%, so please bear with me.  There will be no Monthly Report this month.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:41 (average 5:16).  To di it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From The New Yorker: In a history-making decision, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana has signed into law a bill that officially recognizes stupidity as a religion.

Pence said that he hoped the law would protect millions of state residents “who, like me, have been practicing this religion passionately for years.”

The bill would grant politicians like Pence the right to observe their faith freely, even if their practice of stupidity costs the state billions of dollars.

Andy, ‘stupidity’ is also known as Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christianity.

From Upworthy: Here’s your Hot Planet 101, courtesy of NASA. Take a minute to watch it, then we’ll see how it’s affecting life on earth right now.


Very well said. No wonder Republicans want to slash NASA’s funding.

From Daily Kos: I was inspired by Molly Weasley’s diary of the other day, A few products to boycott from Indiana. After combing through the items on the pages she linked I came up with 5 common items from Indiana that are probably used by Kossaks which we should be boycotting in the wake of SB 101.

Clabber Girl Baking Powder
Nestle: Nesquik, CoffeeMate, Boost
Red Gold canned tomato products
Bar Keepers Friend
Vera Bradley
Eli Lilly (hard to boycott if you need their meds. Go generic?)

The way to the simulation of a corporate heart is through their revenues.



Mar 292015

First, I apologize to those read my statement yesterday that I intended to post a “holiday article” today.  In my diminished state, I had the idea in my head that today would be Easter.  I have no idea where I got that idea.  The severity of my COPD has been sufficient it interfered with my sleep to the extent that I have not been completely lucid all the time.  However, late yesterday I improved to the point, where I was able to sleep for more than a few minutes, and I am taking advantage of the opportunity.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Yesterday’s took me 3:23 (average 4:59).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?