Reject the Spectrum

I don’t believe our country is “more divided than ever before.”  Remember the Cold War, when some of us collaborated with Stalin?  You’ve heard of the Civil War?  We aren’t shooting each other by the thousands yet.  The problem is the political spectrum that professors still encourage us to use.  The spectrum might have been valid to describe theContinue reading “Reject the Spectrum”

How to Choose the Fastest Line

I have developed a scientific way of choosing the fastest line at the airport, grocery store, or DMV, which I will share here. My tendency has always been to choose the shortest line.  At airport immigration, I look for the line with only two people, and quickly pull my luggage into that line.  Turns out,Continue reading “How to Choose the Fastest Line”

Learning Disabilities, Creativity, and Legacy

Through this forum I have written about creativity, self-improvement, and my learning disabilities.  I finally completed a three-year project to help others with learning challenges achieve lasting legacies. It turns out that people with learning challenges such as ADHD and dyslexia (or who otherwise feel “glitchy”) have more creative potential than others.  A lot of helpfulContinue reading “Learning Disabilities, Creativity, and Legacy”

Am I still a tourist ?

Visiting 50 countries is on my bucket list.  I’m still at 35.  Three more are planned for next Spring. This picture shows the countries I’ve visited: Some I’ve visited for hours, some for days, and some for years. How do I define a visit?   If I sprint through Heathrow airport during a connection toContinue reading “Am I still a tourist ?”

I’m Not That Famous

I built new shutters for my house last year. My old ones were vinyl shutters with fake louvres, purchased from a hardware store.  (“Vinyl” sounds better than “plastic.”) I bought lumber and built new ones.   I painted them black.  The new shutters attach two boards, and feature a diamond shape in the middle. Very cute, you mustContinue reading “I’m Not That Famous”