Category bad decisions

To Pee or Not To Pee…

Family squabbles can be downright testy affairs. When family members pretend not to know one another, the outcome is a long blessed silence. When they take too much interest in the goings-on of a sibling, or an adult child, the results can take a nastier turn. From the “Things Criminals Do” files, we have the […]

Paying Gang Members to Not Pull the Trigger

I’ve talked about Sacramento crime here before and how we seem to be the birthplace of violent crime and most notably, a magnet for serial killers. The Violent crime rate — which includes the number of homicides, rape, robbery, and assault — was 716.3 per 100,000 people in 2016. Nationally, the violent crime rate was […]

How To Haunt Your Neighbors

There is a ghost in the machine. That’s exactly what a neighbor is thinking right about now. And they should, because I’m haunting them. Home automation do-dads are a neat little addition to take care of routine business. Automatic Roomba vacuums scurry about the house picking up the dust and dirt left behind by their […]

It’s Just A Word

Remember the old children’s verse; sticks and stones may break┬ámy bones, but words will never hurt me? Well, I’m calling bullshit on that one. One ill-chosen word has weight and is capable of inflicting a hurtful sting. String a few of these words together and lives are impacted. Last week I posted about a setting […]

Seasonal Decisions That Make You Go WTF

It seems winter forces a period of reflection. We tend to make “seasonal” decisions with the mental acuity of the Village Idiot.  I believe this seasonal dumbing down has something to do with lower temperatures which slow the speed of neural connections in the brain. It’s science. One must wonder, why important matters are scheduled during this […]