The best of times

Isn't it interesting how timeless and true good writing proves itself, even in our modern age, and even though it was originally intended for a different literary context? It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of [...]

How to behave toward women

Raoul and Ligia

Someone asked me to make this video a long time ago. I put off doing it until now and you'll see why as you read on. I am an introvert and have trouble relating to people (to women in particular). Some would label me an extreme introvert with anti-social behavior, although I manage to mask this when [...]

We voted today!

We got back a few minutes ago from voting for Barack Obama. Our polling place was Walter Johnson High School, in North Bethesda, MD. The line wasn't too long. We waited about 25 minutes in line and it took about 5 minutes to vote. The voting machines were electronic, and -- I'm disappointed to say [...]

The Education of Little Tree (1997)

A little boy loses his parents during the depression, and his grandparents take him to live with them in their mountain cabin. The premise is simple, but the lessons are many. I liked this movie because it taught respect for native Indians. Let's face it, the "red skins", as they used to be called, owned [...]

How is your private data getting used?

I read the Red Tape Chronicles over at MSNBC on a regular basis, and one of their latest posts really struck a chord with me. We really have become a nation where everything gets tracked, whether we like it or not. To some extent, I don't really care. If the government wants to tap into [...]