The Askhole

“You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.” – Harry S Truman I just finished up a doctor’s appointment. Afterwards, I had requested information from the receptionist. She went to the back to check with another doctor regarding administrative stuff. I patiently sat and waited. It had been about 5 minutes and a middle-agedContinue reading “The Askhole”

4,8,15,16,23,42

“The way the world is, you know,someone could tell you to press the button. You have to be able to think what you’re doing for yourself.” – Jeff Bezos (6th grade) Thanks to the internet, I can easily find pirated books. The above excerpted quote was taken from the opening pages of ‘The Everything Store’Continue reading “4,8,15,16,23,42”

Define Your Vision

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” -Henry Ford Years ago, I went on short-term disability when I worked in a call-center for the 3rd highest rated auto insurance carrier (rating based on policies written). I took advantage of the situation. I had a few college credits remainingContinue reading “Define Your Vision”

Oral Memorization

“Leave me for one day, and I will leave you for two.” – Berakhot 9:5 The understanding of one’s own person requires much reflection and analysis based on experiences, other people’s thoughts (via oral or written language) and nature. Biologically, we must have been born to memorize anything and everything. Prior to the written wordContinue reading “Oral Memorization”

Tower of Confusion

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. – Samuel Clement History repeats itself especially if the group fails to recognize the past. I’m most familiar with Tower of Babel on account of my childhood upbringing. Wikipedia describes it here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Babel Let’s fast forward 4,000 yrs…. the generations of the people who dispersed from theContinue reading “Tower of Confusion”

A Good Story (A Christ Parody)

From here on out…Benjamin Schleibenhammerstew information will be distributed when I’m out and about. Most everyone likes a good story even if it’s pure fantasy. I can create a believable story using day to day interactions and my knowledge of life experiences and understanding of the human element. 1. We have the name 2. AContinue reading “A Good Story (A Christ Parody)”

It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s one of my favorite movies. “A Christmas Carol” is a favorite too. They are both favorites not for the typical reason one might expect. Rather, I like them for the same element they each provide of curiosity. In an alternate universe, what was George Bailey doing while the other George Bailey was hanging outContinue reading “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Two Be or Not too bee..Honey?

Language is fascinating but it all changes in the eye (mind) of the beholder. Laws and rules were made by emperors, queens, kings, men, woman and humans. I wonder if computer code, which is created by humans, eventually, over time can rewrite its own programming? Laws and rules are ambiguous. Too many of them andContinue reading “Two Be or Not too bee..Honey?”