Let’s just Bet on what Trump will do Next

I know that the amount of outrage over the things our new King Trump has tried (either that they didn’t work or that they were tried at all) seems to be at a fever pitch but I think we should take a step back and remember that while the decisions made by our government affect…

The Slave, the Emperor, and the Stoic

A Stoic is Born Two thousand years ago, a man was born. He was born of low stature but his words and deeds would endure and even, today, he is spoken of with reverence and awe.   I’m not talking about Jesus. I’m talking about Epictetus – the famous Stoic philosopher.   Epictetus was born a slave…

My Actual Irish Heritage

St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone is Irish.  But for anyone with any Irish in them at all, you are always Irish.  There is always some sort of rounding up involved when we describe ourselves.  I live in Matthews, North Carolina which borders Charlotte.  But if someone asks me where I live, I…

Bald Japanese Guys are Perfect Example of the End of Days

So apparently middle-aged, bald, Japanese guys needed to bond so they started a club and had a little bald guy olympics.  The event, which is held every year, features dudes putting suction cups on their shiny melons and having a little tug of war.  According to one happy participant, 64 year old Masatomo Sasaki: “I…

Dieting – Why You Shouldn’t Do It

So many times I read about people trying cleanses or Paleo or Atkins and they’re super into it for about fifteen minutes and then the next thing you know they are pinning recipes for Oreo Pie and are elbow deep into a bag of Doritos in the closet.  Let me tell you why. IT’S NOT…