One of the most unusual places in the U.S. is the Great Salt Lake in Utah. In a surreal way, it is beautiful and deserves a 5Star rating. Continue reading The Great Salt Lake
“I don’t suppose there ever was a time when everybody knew as little about what they were talking about as they do today.” – Will Rogers, 19 September 1933 How does ignorance come to outshine wisdom? Of course, that is not true for all of us but the percentages seem to be drifting in that direction as our recent elections showed us. The religions of … Continue reading Ignorance Outshines Wisdom
Let’s celebrate South Dakota in this post. I don’t know why there is a North and South Dakota, even together they make a very small State population wise. I’m sure it had something to do with politics. Yankton is one of my favorite small towns but I have also included a couple of others in this gallery. Continue reading South Dakota… Gallery
With my brain trauma event, I seem to be taking life more personally now. After some deep reflections, I have decided that what might happen twenty years from now should not be on my radar screen. Even ten years is questionable as I will likely not be around even then. Why should I fret over a time when I won’t even exist, especially since I … Continue reading I’m Taking Life More Personally Now…
I have to admit here that I am disengaging from the beltway loony bin more and more as each day passes. The cable news outlets are now erased from my satellite lists. I now get my network news totally from the PBS Newshour and the Sunday Fareed Sakara program. Yeah, I know he is on cable news but he is really different! He simply says … Continue reading Inside the Loony Bin Beltway – So. So.
Understanding body language, things like facial expressions and tone of voice are important for social interactions. But many of us Aspies are just not very good at those type things. To us, it is a strange and mysterious thing so we often tend to misinterpret what is actually being communicated. Without recognizing these things our response to some conversations seems inappropriate. We generally take … Continue reading Aspie Trait #4 – We Just Don’t Understand Body Language.
I snapped this photo yesterday. The female was inside laying her eggs. Continue reading Easter Thrush..
If you want proof of God, just look at the beauty in nature. Continue reading Beauty In Nature…
The title above seems to always be said by the winner in most circumstances, particularly the political ones. But of course, the opposite usually happens. The losers fixate on the loss and how it happened. They concentrate on revenge going forward and little else matters to them. Of course, that usually accomplishes nothing. Instead of revenge they should look to the future for opportunities to accomplish things that … Continue reading Inside The Loony Bin – Get Over It..
This week’s Aspie trait is one that is powerful for me. I have always been a good writer. In high school and college, I almost effortlessly got A’s in all my composition classes. Writing just came easily for me. If I add up all the posts I have written in the last ten years on the various blogs I have started, the number likely … Continue reading Aspie Trait #3 – We Are Good Writers But Not Good Speakers..
About the only wall signs you find anymore are those that have been uncovered with a building restoration. The creativity of those signs seem to have been lost now. This sign was found in the Galena business district a few years ago. We have been there several times now and never tire of visiting again. Continue reading Wall Signs..
It has been a few years since I visited the Great Sand Dunes National Park so I thought it was time to finally bring up a full gallery of pictures from my visit. This park is located in southern Colorado. Click on any picture to see a larger slideshow view. Continue reading Galleries – Great Sand Dunes NP
This week’s Loony Bin report is about truth. To me, the very foundations of a person is that he speaks the truth. One who regularly lies is simply not to be trusted in any regard. Without truth, there is no meaning to much of life’s interactions. I don’t think I am unusual in this regard, but given the recent presidential election, I am questioning that … Continue reading Inside The Loony Bin – What About Truth?
Some people live their lives one way and some another. Some think that for today they need to do A.B.C.D and then tomorrow repeat that sequence and continuing to do that the rest of their days. And then there are others who think that for today they need to do W.Q.E.T.Y and then tomorrow H.P.I.Y and avoiding as many repeats as possible. I don’t know … Continue reading A.B.C.D vs Q.I.U.T.G
We Aspies are usually brutally honest and speak our mind. Our allegiance is to the truth, not people’s feelings. Most people learn not to tell the truth all the time. Sometimes white lies need to be said so as not to hurt friends’ feelings. But white lies just seem immoral or at least illogical to many of us Aspies. Of course, being brutally honest is … Continue reading Aspie Trait #2 – We are honest to a fault
I have to admit up front that for much of my life I just didn’t really know what I wanted to do when I “grew up”. Strangely, it wasn’t until several years into my retirement that I finally put that question to rest. So, I am NOT the poster child for gaining purpose in life, but maybe my shortcomings in this area might be a … Continue reading We Have No Purpose Anymore..
In my Aspie mind, one of the most beautiful things in nature are crystals. The one I am showing you today is from the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. They have literally hundreds there and I think I took pictures of most of them. This photo is in a larger format than I usually do on my posts, so if you want to see it better click on the … Continue reading Beautiful Crystals..
Ft. Wayne Indiana is an interesting town in the northeast corner of the State. I go there on an annual basis to pick up my supply of Sechler’s Pickle products. I am simply addicted to their kosher dill green tomatoes. During a visit a few years ago we discovered a local museum that had a large section to do with Prohibition. That is what I am … Continue reading Ft. Wayne, Indiana