Monthly Archives: April 2017


All New Reality

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When the reality is your own, it’s one thing.  You fight with it and you fight with it and you learn your own new reality.  When the reality isn’t yours (or at least not primarily yours) it’s so very much … Continue reading

It Makes My Head Hurt

Okay… here is a ran.  Be forewarned.

Math puzzles irritate me.  More to the point, math puzzles on facebook irritate me because it makes painfully obvious that people can not think.  They irritate me more when I’m 5 weeks out on a 4 week infusion schedule, so I’m really not feeling overly conciliatory right now.

One rabbit saw 6 elephants while going towards River.
Every elephant saw 2 monkeys are going toward river.
And Every monkey holds one parrot in their hands.

Now, honestly, I don’t care how many were going to the freaking river.  The puzzle reminds me of one I learned as a kid…

As I was going to St Ives I met a man with seven wives, every wife had seven sacks every sack had seven cats every cat had seven kittens… kittens cats sacks wives, how many were going to St Ives…

Sometimes I read through the comments and shake my head at the math (there were answers ranging from three to five to thirty one to twenty five)

TODAY I read through the comments and lost it.  One of the comments was that it had to be three… one rabbit and two moneys because parrots are birds not animals.  The EXACT same comment was on a post when I googled the math puzzle to see what other responses there were.

Now, I’m no math wiz, but I do know that a parrot (and a seagull and a freaking pigeon) are not plants, they are not insects, they are not rocks or dirt… birds ARE ANIMALS!!!

I don’t care how bad at math you are, I don’t care how much you think you know about absolutely everything… birds are animals.  They are not mammals they are birds, but animals they are indeed.

It frightens me that our schools have failed so badly in that simple thing.


rant over
coffee time
and maybe some Napproxen


love and light



New Normals

It’s been quite a week.  It’s been a really really long week. Last week I was in Las Vegas for Collaborate 17.  4000 plus geeks all in a conference center learning everything they can possibly learn about everything they can … Continue reading


Power in words

The keynote this morning is Delivering Happiness. I was REALLY looking forward to this talk. I was sitting in the hall with 4000 other people waiting to get in. We had fifteen more minutes to go to get in. We … Continue reading


Hunting for some extra spoons…

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So… It’s Sunday morning (I think… sometimes it is good that your computer remembers what day it is even when you don’t) and I’m not quite adjusted to the time difference yet.  I’m in Las Vegas at Collaborate 17 (think … Continue reading