Enduring Depression

I have some familiarity with depression. When I talk about depression, I don’t mean extreme sadness. I mean, it’s a cousin of sadness, but it’s not a matter of degree. It’s more like a hope deficiency, a corresponding lack of motivation, and an undercurrent of …

Here kitty, kitty

BF Skinner and Pavlov pioneered operant conditioning. And animal trainers have used this learning to condition behaviors in dogs, cats, lions, tigers, orcas, dolphins, birds, etc. (For explanations a layman can understand, I recommend Karen Pryor’s “Don’t Shoot the Dog”.) Still, here’s a fun article …

“Miss me?”

If you worked with/for President George W. Bush, you probably had your share of criticism from folks who didn’t like him. However: You have to feel good about comparisons to 45. You can reminisce with other alums. I think President Obama has a similar group.

Ain’t So Easy

For a while, social fitness challenges were fashionable on Facebook. I think I did a planking challenge. And I did a pushups challenge. This is similar….a family of 6-week programs to get you from where you are to single sets of 200 situps, 100 pushups, …

Pizza

Jeff Varasano may like NY pizza even more than me. On this website, you’ll find not only the quintessential cooking instructions, but also an encyclopedia of NY pizza (including links to the best places to get it.)

Weirdly Humerus

The things you think are funny, I sometimes can’t understand. I mean to say that I have a particular taste for humor—wordplay, unexpected twists, self-deprecation, underlying empathy…these are the main toolbox. Slapstick, pratfalls, and laughing at other people’s misfortune? Generally those don’t get me laughing. …