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The Needle

Looking for the right haystackBetty: "Hey Joe, what are you doing?"

Joe: "I'm looking for a needle."

Betty: "Why?"

Joe: "I thought maybe a needle would be a good thing to have." ...

2016-02-26   [Permalink]

Slow cooker mac 'n cheese

I love my slow cooker. I have a baby who doesn't like me to not pay attention to him, so cooking is sometimes hard. So I use the slow cooker to start meals when he's sleeping. The other day I thought: "Can I make mac and cheese in it?" I googled a recipe, and thought it'd be worth a try, but I modified it enough that it's something new. Here goes: ...

2016-02-15   [Permalink] #recipe  

(Not) Facing the Consequences of Your Actions

 :consequences2.jpg If you haven't already, read my last post before reading this. In it, I used some personal anecdotes of the bad decisions I've made and the relatively light consequences I faced. I brought them up to illustrate an important point about assuming poor people made poor decisions to get where they are. In this post, I want to expand on the idea of "making poor decisions". ...

2016-02-14   [Permalink]

Giving fish to men

No fishing for poor people "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime." We've all heard it, and we have a general idea of what it means. As an instruction manual, it gives you two choices for helping people: either do it for them, or educate them so they can do it themselves. There's no third option, but a lot of people add one anyway. ...

2016-02-12   [Permalink] #skeptical-zen  

PowerPuff Pork

My daughter and I have been watching a lot of Powerpuff Girls recently, so when I thought of making this, I just had to set this up…

Powerpuff pork ...

2016-01-24   [Permalink]


People have an odd view of odds. The recent Powerball mania, combined with October's "Bacon causes cancer" fiasco brought to mind a few oddities… (all odds are guestimates)… ...

2016-01-13   [Permalink]

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