The dark side of Bruce Lee

Recently, we watched the Netflix series The Legend of Bruce Lee. It’s a good series, but there are 50 episodes, so pace yourself accordingly. The film follows Bruce - from his days at a Hong Kong high school, to relocating to the United States, to his rise in popularity with Hollywood, and then finally [...]

By |2020-08-28T18:53:14+00:00September 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!

Skyscrapers are fascinating. They didn’t come into the world until the mid-1880s, and September 3 is National Skyscraper Day. They were made possible by the “Father of Skyscrapers,” Louis Sullivan. Before Sullivan came along, the weight of a multi-story building had to be supported by the strength of its walls. Tall buildings put more [...]

By |2020-08-28T18:52:08+00:00September 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grand Theft Auto

How would you like to own a Porsche? Maybe you already do… in which case, when are you swinging by to take me for a ride? Just kidding… but what if you were able to buy a Porsche with just one sheet of computer paper? Well, someone already did it. A 42-year-old Florida man [...]

By |2020-08-28T18:50:44+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Curb your enthusiasm

Happy International Enthusiasm Week! In the TV series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, the creator of the series, Larry David, tackles the details of American daily social life. He often commits awkward social missteps and struggles with certain social conventions and expectations. And a lot of people annoy him. The character has a hard time letting [...]

By |2020-08-28T18:49:48+00:00September 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When football gets cancelled, what then?

It’s been a tough year for sports fans. Baseball was delayed, and the season it will have will be dramatically reduced. Professional golf has delayed or canceled major tournaments left and right. Hockey melted away to who knows what. But there is hope on the horizon – if you’re willing to open your mind [...]

By |2020-08-03T19:14:05+00:00August 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Up, Up, and Away!

Back in the day, just before Superman flew off to save the day, he would shout, “Up, up, and away!” Well, it looks like you won’t have to put on that famous blue suit and red cape to take a fun trip “up, up, and away.” A recent piece in the luxury magazine “The [...]

By |2020-08-03T19:12:04+00:00August 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“SCIENCE!”

Remember the refrain from that classic Thomas Dolby song of the 80s? SCIENCE! She may have blinded me with science, but that only whetted my appetite for learning more about oddball experiments and other mad scientist gimcracks. Which led me to this discovery: Christies, the renowned auction house, recently announced they were taking bids [...]

By |2020-08-03T19:10:31+00:00August 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Before “now I lay me down to sleep…”

When the day winds down, wise men and women across the centuries have noted the importance of taking a moment to pause and reflect. The specific ritual chosen is, of course, up to you. For those of us driven to constantly self-improve, the website Business Insider offers a list of night-time routines highly disciplined [...]

By |2020-08-03T19:09:15+00:00August 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Freelancing

With the challenges of 2020, many people decided to test the waters (either willingly or under duress) doing freelance work. Of course, there are several different roles available – editing, social media management, customer service, and more. But have you ever wondered where the term “freelance” originated? Dictionary giant Merriam-Webster claims the word was [...]

By |2020-08-03T19:07:47+00:00August 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cheesy pickup lines

There’s no question that the dating scene today is more complicated than ever. The confusing blend of dating apps, meeting place shutdowns, and face mask protocols introduces all kinds of potentials missteps in the ancient dance of romance. Cheer up – for I’ve discovered some simple introductions (aka “pickup lines”) sure to make clear [...]

By |2020-08-03T19:06:40+00:00August 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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