Goodbye California

In this Facebook video, Ben Shapiro talks about why he’s leaving California, the state he was born in, lived in all his life, and loves as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Massachusetts isn’t that bad yet, but it’s... [Continue Reading]

The Reform Starts With Me

I have not downloaded or read the McCarrick Report. I have barely read any news reports about it. This is a big change for this blog. Fifteen years ago, I would have felt it my duty to read and comment on it as soon as it was available, letting all... [Continue Reading]

Soaking the Work-From-Homers

I’ve worked from home in various ways for over two decades, exclusively so from 1996 to 2007, a few days a week from 2016 to 2018, and then full-time again from 2018 and on. In all that time working from home I’ve been more productive... [Continue Reading]

The Fragrance Problem

A few years ago, Melanie was diagnosed with several new allergies and among them was an allergy to fragrances. This is admittedly an unusual allergy, but it seems our family specializes in unusual allergies.1 And by fragrances, this means all... [Continue Reading]