My doctor said I needed a CT scan to check for kidney stones. They wanted to do a CT scan with contrast... whatever that means. Come to find out, it meant an IV in my left arm for the contrast solution. Iodine. "Are you allergic", the technician asked. "I'm not sure", I replied. In short, the … Continue reading Getting a CT Scan
I have a clear bird feeder attached to my kitchen window. You can watch the birds up close as they gather some free fuel for the day. Doves, finches, cardinals. This little bird feeder has been a popular spot in my backyard. Even squirrels were finding ways to parkour into the feeder from the roof. … Continue reading Feeding the birds
Houston Oasis is a secular community that meets weekly to enjoy talks, live music, and friendship. Core Values People are more important than beliefs Reality is known through reason Meaning comes from making a difference Human hands solve human problems Be accepting and be accepted Houston Oasis Attend a Sunday gathering and enjoy great conversation, talented musicians, and … Continue reading Houston Oasis
About two months ago, I decided that I was tired of being outraged everyday after reading my social media feed. I primarily use Facebook, so I deleted my Facebook app from my iPhone and turned off notifications to my Chromebook. Within a week, I was feeling better. Less angry. Less outraged. It's become clear to … Continue reading I feel better without Facebook
Bananas Thai Cuisine is a small family owned Thai restaurant opened in 2016 in northwest Houston. Bananas Thai is a great place to unwind. I always feel happier and more relaxed after eating here. 15556 FM 529 Houston, TX 77095 (281) 463-4399 Type of food: Thai, generous portions Atmosphere: casual, calm, colorful, and very relaxing Service: … Continue reading Bananas Thai Cuisine
The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." Congress … Continue reading Should hate speech be free speech?
Merriam-Webster defines skepticism as "an attitude of doubt or a disposition to incredulity either in general or toward a particular object". Skeptics question assertions. If someone says "there are fifteen planets in the solar system" they are making an assertion. A skeptic might say, "how do you know there are fifteen planets in the solar … Continue reading Think like a skeptic