This Looks Promising

More here:

Their manifesto:

All Dead, All Dead

This song came to mind as a YouTube suggested video from the Cranberries reminded me of how many we’ve lost recently (their lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, died at age 46 back in 2018):

Speaking of late musicians, YouTube’s auto-play went on to this one:

And Prince and Tom Petty are no longer with us. 🙁

Review, Unboxing, and More: C. Crane CCRadio Solar

Here is an ordinary guy’s review of the soon-to-be-available C. Crane CCRadio Solar.


I love this radio. Finally, there is an emergency radio that isn’t cheesy, has awesome quality, and shows an intense focus on design, usability, and functionality.

I plan on buying one for all my children and siblings once they become available. Yes, I am that impressed (it’ll be seven).

I am a bit of an unscripted rambler, so if you want something concise, you may want to watch another review :-), or just the beginning of this one.

Here is a great, thorough written review from a knowledgeable, trustworthy person:

Here is the product page (once it becomes available):

Oh, before I forget. I received this pre-production model free for review.

“Is Your Cat Actually Satan? 9 Things To Look For”

The Professor of Rock Talks About Boston

One of my favorite YouTubers (Adam Reader, The Professor of Rock) talks about Boston’s first album with the group’s original drummer:

There aren’t many freshman albums that match this classic (others that come to mind are The Cars’ and Van Halen’s first releases).

I was lucky to be living when it came out.

“Office Antics That Prove Humor Is Alive and Well”

Happy Friday!

At work, and need a smile?

Check this out:


One of my favorite entries:


And I hate Comic Sans, so…


Today’s Devotional Thoughts

I couldn’t force myself to select only a portion of today’s entry from Leo Tolstoy (please buy the book)…

After a long conversation, stop and try to remember what you have just discussed. Don’t be surprised if many things, sometimes even everything you have discussed, were meaningless, empty, and trivial, and sometimes even bad.

A stupid person should keep silent. But if he knew this, he would not be a stupid person.


Only speak when your words are better than your silence.


For every time you regret that you did not say something, you will regret a hundred times that you did not keep your silence.

Kind people are never involved in arguments, and those who like to argue are never kind. Truthful words are not always pleasant, and pleasant words are not necessarily truthful.


If you want to be a clever person, you have to learn how to ask cleverly, how to listen attentively, how to respond quietly, and how to stop talking when there is nothing more to say.

Many stupid things are uttered by people whose only motivation is to say something original.


If you have time to think before you start talking, think, Is it necessary to speak? Will what I have to say harm anyone?

A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul, Written and Selected from the World’s Sacred Texts by Leo Tolstoy (translated by Peter Sekirin)

Nine Most Terrifying Words in the English Language

Which reminds me of President Reagan’s joke:

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.

Quote and video from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute.