Robin Williams…

Having suffered from both depression and addiction issues for many years myself, I’ve been having a very hard time trying to think objectively about the death of this wonderful man. In the end I’ve decided that I just can’t. So I’ve decided instead to just say what I’ve seen in him since I first saw him on Happy Days, before Mork & Mindy, back in the 70s. It was in his eyes…

Silly Saturday

A couple of weeks back, I read the This Is Your Brain on ‘Call Me Maybe’ article over at The Atlantic, which included the very interesting The Scientific Power of Music video by AsapSCIENCE on the addictive nature of music as part of their attempt answer this fascinating question: “Could this explain why Carly Rae…

42, 39, 17, 10, and 4

Okay folks, I’ll warn you right up front: This post falls into that “self-therapy” thing this blog was originally set up for. Reading it could well be as upsetting for you as it has been for me to write. Feel free to comment if you wish, but please don’t be upset if I’m too uncomfortable…

Noise Pollution

I’ve mentioned, here and on other blogs, that I keep a Facebook account as a way to “loosely” stay in touch with family. I’ve also mentioned that I think one of the reasons for Facebook’s success is its ability to provide the “feel” of real social interaction without the messy “physical” components of real interaction…

Fear of Reading?!?!?

This blog has evolved dramatically from what I was attempting to create when I transferred my blog from Blogger to WordPress just about a year ago. And at the risk of scaring off all my new readers who come here just for the funny stuff, and I’m pretty sure that those posts are what’s responsible…

The Turn of a Friendly Card

Every time I’m forced to interact with other people, I find the experience so anxiety filled and draining that I feel like kissing the walls of may apartment when it’s finally over and the door has closed it all away again. It’s amazing to me how people can be just like pinballs with brains: they…

Psycho Saturday

Did you notice that I have returned to using the static ‘home’ page for this blog? Well I’ve done so for two reasons. First, I love having the image of the “thought tornado” on my blog’s cover. It really does fit the philosophy of this blog. But most importantly, that image helps to remind me…

Dirty Diana

The late Michael Jackson produced such a large volume of really good stuff that I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that one of my favorites isn’t exactly at the top of everyone’s list. But loving the slightly twisted and hard edged the way I do, I demand proper respect be paid to what I think…

I Want To Be Like… HOUSE?

Although I may appear outwardly to be a meek and mild urban hermit, inside me rages a cold and calculating heart like that of the latest inductee in My Heroes Hall of Fame: Dr. Gregory House, M.D (played by Hugh Laurie). While he may not always be right, he is absolutely never, ever, EVER, wrong.…