There is a much more open discussion these days about sexual abuse of women (the #metoo movement) and children (the abuse scandals of the Catholic church comes to mind). Why do people abuse the vulnerable around them? they have opportunity they may not have consequences they may be repeat offenders their behavior may be covered up by … Continue reading Abuse of the vulnerable
Atheism is a lack of belief in a god. If you're not convinced a god exists, you're an atheist. You're not asserting that no god exists. You're saying you haven't seen enough evidence to convince you that a god exists. I am not convinced a god exists. Therefore, I'm an atheist. If there becomes evidence … Continue reading What is atheism?
Short answer: no one knows, so be careful. What is cryptocurrency? It's a form of money represented by a very long string of numbers that are calculated using sophisticated computations. The numbers represent a "coin". The biggest cryptocurrency today is Bitcoin. You can purchase a Bitcoin with real money, like the cash in your wallet. … Continue reading Is cryptocurrency a good investment?
The Feather Heist on This American Life Summary: A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds. Why I liked it: compelling story of an unlikely robbery by a unlikely robber August 12 - 1:05:18 Bill Browder, Putin's Public Enemy No. 1 on The New Yorker: Politics and More … Continue reading Favorite podcast episodes – August 2018
My best pecan pie recipe from scratch. Use a 9” glass pie pan. Pie crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 6 tablespoons butter, unsalted 6 tablespoons shortening (put in freezer first) 6 tablespoons ice water Warm butter in microwave until soft (not melted) Whisk together in large bowl: flour, sugar, salt … Continue reading Homemade pecan pie, version 9
Interior detail Remove all trash Vacuum dirt from floor Wipe down all surfaces with microfiber towels and interior detailing spray Wipe down any leather surfaces with Lexol leather conditioner Exterior car wash Wash your car in the shade Rinse off any obvious dirt and mud with a garden hose Use a bug & tar remover on really … Continue reading Detail your car
You've saved some money in your savings account. Good job! Now what do you do? Create an emergency fund! Aim for three to six months of living expenses. Consider keeping your emergency fund money in an online savings account that has a better interest rate than a typical bank. Now you have an emergency fund. Awesome! … Continue reading Investing 101