MacroBars are better than kale!

Macrobars

Earlier this summer, I was talked into buying and trying a raspberry-chocolate kale bar from the local grocery store's "natural" section. It was NOT delicious. I'd sum up the flavor and texture as dirty grass. After that experience, I was somewhat less excited about trying a new nutrition bar, but I took a chance on [...]

I Hate Auto-Flushing Toilets

auto flush toilet

I don't think I'd ever used a public toilet at Wal-Mart until today. Generally, I avoid using public restrooms anywhere, but sometimes, you just have to go. So, I parked my cart and went into the ladies' room at my local Wal-Mart. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the new bidet! I've never used a [...]

Tips to Help Teens Find Jobs

get and keep a job

My oldest kid is a 16 year old boy, who has recently decided he needs to get a job. When I was offered a chance to review "A Teen's Guide to Career Success: How to Get and Keep a Job," by Jim Comiskey, I thought the timing was perfect! The book follows two teenage reporters [...]

Stop calling things “Artisan”

Artisan vs artesian

On a recent trip through the McDonald's drive-thru, I was in the mood for a cheeseburger, but convinced myself to go with a slightly less guilt-inducing "Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich." On my way through Window One, the polite girl at the register confirmed my order, made change for the ten, and waved me forward to [...]

Silk Interactive Art Generator

Silk artwork

Since I can't draw anything besides stick figures, I'm always excited about tools that help me create interesting and beautiful things. Silk is a very colorful and simple click-and-create artwork generator. The resulting artwork is pleasantly geeky, with a colorful, computer-generated sort of beauty. I love it! To start using the tool, simple click and [...]

Memorial Day Thoughts – 7 photos

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Memorial Day is an annual holiday in the USA, observed on the last Monday in May. It's designated as the day we remember those men and women who died while serving in the military. Sometimes, we forget the original purpose of Memorial Day. I've put together a little collection of images from our war memorials, [...]

How to unsend a message in Gmail

gmail

If you're a Gmail user, here's a tip that could be useful. Have you ever sent an e-mail that you wish you could recall? There's a way to do that in Gmail. You can enable the feature that gives you a few seconds to unsend a message by: Clicking on the gear, then Settings then [...]