Tag Archives: random odd thoughts


I was thinking about woodchucks recently. Everybody says they can’t chuck wood, but has anybody tested that hypothesis? Maybe they can chuck wood and they just haven’t because nobody has made them. It makes sense. Why chuck wood if you don’t have to? Apparently people will do it because of their blind faith that the […]

What Do People Really Think About You?

Do you ever think about what other people think about you? I mean more than the usual, “Oh my god, I’m so fat” way that people worry about. What I’m trying to get at is what people really think about you as a person. Where do others see you fitting in their world, and what […]

Clearly, Something Is Wrong With Me

I bought a case of emergency food from a company that makes food for disaster preparation. When I bought these things, it because I wanted to do some research for a novel. That was all fine, and I’ve learned a lot, but now I’m eating them just for fun. Even now, I’m enjoying the electrolyte […]

Book Recommendation: Army Survival Manual

A while back somebody posted a request for book recommendations. At the time I couldn’t think of a good non-fiction one. I can think of several good non-fiction books, but most of them are too specialized for the general public to read. The DSM-IV, for example. It’s a great read, and an absolute must for […]

Feed Me, Bitterman!

I now have a venus flytrap. I love these things. Imagine: a plant so hateful that it felt the need to evolve a way to trap and kill animals. What stories would it tell us if it could speak? What blasphemous litany would it write? This plant refused to allow its vegetative nature to limit […]