Friday, January 30, 2015

The Blue Boy

This painting, parodied and reduced to paint-by-number, has been reproduced and hung in millions of homes over the decades. But there is much more to it than you might imagine. Check it out (here).

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Chubby Gets Cheated

I learned at a tender age that life isn’t fair, some things don’t live up to their hype while others seemed designed to fool you. Read about one of my biggest disappointments (here).

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Sucky Situation

This is either another skirmish in the war between men and women, or another example of what a bad person I am. You decide. Check it out (here).


Friday, January 23, 2015

The Facile Fasces

While watching President Obama’s recent State of the Union Address, I spotted something on TV that reminded me of my interest in symbols and customs. Check it out (here).

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bragging on the Bolshoi

I was excited to see the famous Bolshoi Ballet when it came to town, but the experience was not what I'd expected. Check it out (here).

Monday, January 19, 2015

Logos on Treadmills

While America is fattening up, many of our favorite advertizing logos are slimming down. Check it out (here).

Friday, January 16, 2015

Chocolate Diamonds

Have you noticed a new marketing trend when it comes to diamonds? Don't be fooled. Read about it here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mrs. Chatterbox's Rainbow

Mrs. Chatterbox and I married shortly after graduating from college. She had difficulty fitting in with my artistic friends, until the day she was inspired to create her own art. Read about it (here).


Monday, January 12, 2015

Three Wishes

If you rubbed a magic lamp and a genie came out, what would your wished be? I thought about this a lot as a kid, and my choices might surprise you. Read about it (here).

Friday, January 9, 2015

Now & Then

Buying marijuana in 1972 was much different than buying legal weed in 2014. Read about some of those differences (here).

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Vansterdam

When my friend pulled up to a sign that said New Vansterdam, I didn't know what to expect. I was about to receive an education. Read about it (here).

Monday, January 5, 2015

Online Security

 Recently, I was having a conversation about passwords and online protection with son CJ. He told me a few interesting stories about passwords when he worked for the Registrar’s Office at the University of Oregon. Read about it (here). 


Friday, January 2, 2015

Radio Gibberish

When I was a kid, a particular radio sent me to my happy place. Read about it (here).