Today’s Tuesday was not terribly busy, because poor Bulldozer had a stomach bug. The thing about a hypo-sensitive kid is that he doesn’t get a lot of forewarning about bodily functions. So when he says he has to pee, he means right then. And by the time he feels the nausea, it’s almost too late to reach the bathroom. Oh yeah, and he sleeps in the top bunk. Good times!
It’s May Day, the day when some people go “Maying” and some people celebrate International Workers Day, which has unseemly connections to Communism, which claimed 80 to 100 million victims in the 20th century. I hope you all picked flowers.
Not to slight workers. Humans can achieve some remarkable things. (Note, that link goes to Cracked. Cracked uses much “salty” language. If innumerable f-bombs are gonna bother you, don’t click.)
Another great Cracked article, “5 Ways to Spot a BS Political Story in Under 10 Seconds.” Okay, yes, it’s Cracked. Yes, it’s foul mouthed and crude. But you need to read this story. Trust me on this. Especially heading into what promises to be the most ridiculous campaign in our lifetimes.
Via the Great @DinaFraioli, a fascinating Radio Lab piece on Bluesman Robert Johnson, who sold his soul to the devil to play great blues. …. Or did he?
I need to declutter. I’m gonna rent a truck, farm the kids out to friends for the day, and dump all the things. Here’s some inspiration.
This is fascinating: Memory as a durable good. Thanks mom and dad, for stocking my life with so many great memories. It’s a challenge (in a good way) to do the same for my kids.
Sort of related to the previous two links, persons matter more than things.
“The first lesson of economicsis scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” Top 25 quotes of Economist Thomas Sowell.
Briefly, how to be succinct.
This is another must read article, and one of my soap box issues. We are much more capable than we have been lead to believe by a bevy of experts. They rely on keeping us ignorant of our abilities. “You so _can_ do it.”
And…27 more minutes of Tuesday, just enough time to start the dishes, switch out the laundry, and fall into bed before midnight.