Category Archive: Rant

Is there a National Dreadful Day?

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If there is, September 21 is a good candidate. I feel a lot like a cat dressed as a pizza slice. I logged into the computer I use where I work, started to… Continue reading

Intelligence tests defined

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Intelligence:  I have two memes to say about it Some forms of intelligence are impossible to calculate. My dad had a 5th grade education.  He could count cards and would often arrive home… Continue reading

Too Much Information

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Yes, this is a rant. Ranting helps me to put things into perspective so that tomorrow morning — when I go to work — I won’t get fired for throwing sarcasm at the… Continue reading

Devious advertising practices

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I see these types of ads all the time: Purchase “Such-n-Such” magazine/news site/monthly subscription for an entire year, and you’ll save 75%!  Pay only $25.00! It seems like such a great deal, until… Continue reading

Fireworks rant

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In my childhood,  I lit sparklers during the 4th of July. That’s it…no rockets, no spinners, no barbecue.  We talked about the reason we celebrated the holiday: Our founding fathers declared their independence… Continue reading

RANT: A short warning for people with yearly subscriptions.

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  I‘ve been hit with this one twice already. I paid for a yearly subscription to a site and then couldn’t download what it would take to use it (couldn’t work on my… Continue reading

Today’s bank chat : Digital highway robbery

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This is a “shot across the bow” for people who didn’t know this type of highway robbery still existed. …and I wondered why my checking account is free? The very poor —  people… Continue reading

Writing is the easy part

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My writing addiction didn’t begin with a bang.  It started with a whimper.  C‘mon, try a dose.  You’ll love it! 1979:  A mail-order course on writing books for children. 1983-84:  Two writing courses… Continue reading

Offensive Miners

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Originally posted on Butterfly Sand:
Warning!  This rant may include words that are not to everyone’s taste. Please exercise your discretion. They seem to be everywhere! And they are doing their mining under…

Learning

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It’s no secret that I despise the use of the word “training” in the wrong context. THIS is training: Someone tells you what to think, and you regurgitate it back so that you… Continue reading