Gas prices

The news media are doing a very good job of telling us something we already know: that gasoline prices are high and continuing to rise. (In fact, some news outlets are even saying that gas prices have reached record highs, which is not true if you correct for inflation.) But if you want to know…

Glossary

Blogging has developed its own specialized vocabulary, and I sometimes forget that not everyone is familiar with the lingo. For example, at one of our weekly Guys’ Lunches, someone asked what a moblog was, and I attempted to explain (not very coherently, I’m afraid). More recently, I used the term “blogrolled” here, and received an…

No rocket scientists here

Look at the comments on this blog post at the FuturePundit site. Have you ever seen so many clueless people in one place? It’s sad enough that they can’t tell the difference between a site that publishes an article about human egg donation and a site that’s actually soliciting human egg donors. And, considering that…

Out, damned spot!

In our household, I do the laundry and my wife does the grocery shopping. When I need laundry supplies, I just write what I need on the grocery list and she buys it. From time to time, my laundry duties include removing stains. So I’m wondering: now that I’ve read this, do I just write…

Rite of passage

I have always viewed prescription drugs as a temporary thing; I would get a prescription because I was sick or injured, and would take the medicine until it was all gone or I got better. But now, for the first time, I have a permanent medication.