While getting a COVID-19 test recently, I started thinking about what a weird word “swab” is.
Say it out loud a few times.
Swab. Swab. Swab.
It doesn’t even seem like an actual word.
It is, though, and when you take a stab at examining swab, you’ll see that there are more “swa” words than you thought possible
So, here is some information for you on swab and several other “swa” words.
Continue reading “Swab, swagger and other swanky “swa” words”
This election has been stressful, meaningful and full-full.
I have eaten a lot!
But exactly how much weight have I gained? In order to find out, I talked to the election analysts on television who broke it all down for me. Here is what they had to say:
Continue reading “How much weight did I gain during this election? We won’t know until all of the pounds are counted”
Like many people, I enjoy washing my hands.
Although to be clear, I don’t believe that most other people like washing my hands, they generally prefer to wash their own.
And in 2020, I have been washing my hands even more than usual. All of this hand washing, though, has caused plenty of hand wringing due to the handful of important issues involving liquid hand soap in the world today.
Continue reading “Don’t believe the lyes! A few important questions about liquid hand soaps”
Innovation can be awfully expensive.
Now, I realize there are a few good things about progress, but do you ever stop and think about how much we pay for items that used to be much less expensive or didn’t even exist at all?
I was pondering progress while studying the regress in my checking account today and came up with a few items to complain about, I mean to discuss with you:
Continue reading “The price of progress”
Some days, you just need to look ahead and look up.
I have been trying to remember that lately, as life seems pretty challenging at times.
- The whole COVID-19 situation has changed life as we know it, at least for now, and it continues to go on and on.
- The political situation in the country is insane.
- And work seems to be busier and busier all of the time, which doesn’t leave as much time for writing.
But here I am today anyway, trying to make sense out of a few things that have been on my mind:
Continue reading “When life is getting you down, look up”
Is it possible to chop down a stump?
While that sounds like a deep philosophical question, it was also a practical question I was faced with in the yard the other day.
Continue reading “Adventures in the back yard: Nick versus The Stump”
I went to the grocery store yesterday only because I discovered we had whipped cream in the house and I wanted something to eat with it.
As I was shopping for one dessert item and somehow ended up with more than $100 of other groceries (how did that happen?) I started thinking about how much I love whipped cream. I honestly don’t like pumpkin pie very much, for example, but if I can put whipped cream on it, I will have three pieces.
I was also thinking about other foods that I really only eat because they come with another food. I am going to share a few here, and we’ll see if you agree with any of these or have any others to add to my list. Continue reading “What foods do you eat just so that you can eat the foods that comes with them?”
Happy New Fiscal Year!
I’m so thankful that 2020 is finally over and that we can now move on to 2021. What a year it has been! I am ready to be done with that!
Now, just as with the calendar years, I realize that not everyone celebrates the new fiscal year at the same time. This date seems to be the most prevalent, though, so I thought it was appropriate to party like its 2021 today.
In order to get 2021 off to a great start, I put together some information on the New Fiscal Year here for you, along with some additional thoughts and New Fiscal Year’s Resolutions. Continue reading “Happy New Fiscal Year!”
I am fascinated by the Sahara Dust Cloud that is supposed to be over the United States this weekend.
It is hard to believe that the dust from another part of the world could be here and making so much of a difference, and it raises plenty of questions. I thought I would share a few of them with you here. Continue reading “The Sahara Dust Cloud is fascinating, confusing and inspiring”
Why can’t a clothes washer and a dryer be combined into the same device? Dishwashers clean and dry the dishes. Why can’t we do this with clothes, too?
While working from home recently, I’ve had extra time to focus on important questions and thoughts such as these, so I thought I should share a few of them here with you today. You are welcome. Continue reading “Why don’t washing machines dry clothes? How did we get so many lids? And other important thoughts”