Without getting either too deep or too political here about reasons, people want to know about narcissists. Take Quora for examples of their “issues and concerns”.

I post to pass along a useful tip received at a NORML conference. The conference was organized to prep for an annual lobby day in DC so both politics and politicians were discussed. Justin Strekel, the Political Director noted that politicians were narcissists and that he sized up potential political employers by asking/figuring out if they had been always told they were special or were not hugged enough. He didn’t divulge resulting strategies unfortunately.

Either you are a “there are 2 types of people person” or you are not. I am a “two types” type so I think this dichotomy is fun. But I will also test as a heuristic; for special types,just keep the glass full ; for the under hugged, bring along the jug. On the one hand, less work; on the other hand, more reward.


If you borrow a DVD from a library, you should return the DVD to the library.

If you are returning a DVD to Netflix, you should drop the DVD in a mailbox.

By dropping library DVDs into a mailbox during a moment of habit caused unconsciousness , I have set up a natural experiment.

Will the post office return the library DVDs  I put in a mailbox to a library?

Day 1

Seattle is hilly

Seattle is rough

Seattle is green to the point of not being conscious of that fact

Seattle is a water city

Seattle is a town of  people who are vocally particular

Day 2

A conference is a conference is a conference

Alaska is a suburb of Seattle

Day 3

Seattle is a flower bower

Seattle is moist and fresh

Seattle is sunny

Day 4

Seattle is blue.

Day 5

Seattle is advanced coffee.






If you were a National Day, what national day would you be? Take this quiz and find out.

Doggerland,unlike NeverNeverLand and Atlantis, is a place that did exist but doesn’t anymore.

At one point about 12,000 years ago, Great Britain was connected to the rest of Europe by a landmass. This place was called Doggerland because of its proximity to Dogger Bank

I found out about Doggerland by reading, Karin Bojs’s book,  My European Family: The First 54,ooo years.  Bojs who was using genetic genealogy to trace her ancestors describes Doggerland as a place where hunter gatherers “migrated with the seasons, fishing, hunting, and gathering food such as hazelnuts and berries.”

Doggerland was apparently destroyed by a tsunami in approximately 6,200 BC.

Doggerland sounds like a hunter gatherer paradise, doesn’t it. But Doggerland also serves as a warning; climate change can and will change where we live particularly when we live near water.

Esmay Parchment

Darryl C. Walls

Cory L. Cure

Marie Six

Newton G. Moodie

Vincent Stripto, Esq.

Bassil E. Bassil

Telina Hairston

There is no book genre on a bad day or a long flight like Chick Lit. I was having a bad day so I bought The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger.

The Singles Game is not a particularly good book. It is also not Lauren Weisberger’s best book; I recommend The Devil Wears Prada. But I found an interesting reflection of changing social mores buried in the plot of The Singles Game.

Our heroine, a great tennis player and very nice person, vapes cannabis at a party. To conform to the requirements of this genre, she has never smoked cannabis and gets high accidentally.

Our heroine is shamed. But those around her are not. Her requisite best friend says “It actually sounds kind of chic. Pot is legal in a whole bunch of states. I don’t know how many, but it’s a lot.” Her father comforts her “sweetheart , I was going to say that you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself. Everyone makes mistakes.”

In a chick lit novel, our heroine can blunder but not in way that will permanently alienate us. Notice that cannabis has become this sort of  a tolerable transgression. Notice that the book acknowledges that pot has become legal. Times have changed.