Questionable Motives

November 6, 2009

There’s always a day before…

Filed under: Culture,General,Media,Morality,Philosophy,Psychology,Religion,Society — tildeb @ 3:03 am

Internet MonkThere was a day before 9-11.

There was a day before your child told you she was pregnant.

There was a day before your wife said she’d had enough.

There was a day before your employer said “lay offs.”

We are living our days before. We are living them now.

Some of us are doing, for the last time, what we think we will be doing twenty years from now.

A very thoughtful and sincere column over at the Internet Monk. I don’t think the advice needs the religious angle to be poignant or meaningful; I think the column is an important reminder for everybody.

October 1, 2009

Daily Quote

Filed under: General — tildeb @ 2:35 pm

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on way.

Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967)


Did you know…

Filed under: General — tildeb @ 2:30 pm

The British royal family changed their surname (last name) from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor in 1917?

Now you do.

September 30, 2009

Daily quote

Filed under: General — tildeb @ 5:30 pm

We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are.

Anais Nin (1903 – 1977)


September 29, 2009

Daily quote

Filed under: General,Humour — tildeb @ 1:12 pm

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.

H.L. Mencken (1880 – 1956), on Shakespeare


Did You Know…

Filed under: General — tildeb @ 1:08 pm

Spam generates 33bn KWt-hours of energy every year, enough to power 2.4 million homes, producing 17 million tons of CO2.


September 28, 2009

Did You Know…

Filed under: General — tildeb @ 3:59 pm

The world’s first travel agencies were Cox & Kings, founded in 1758, and Thomas Cook, founded in 1850?

Now you do, thanks to Fast Facts.

Some horrific cases of CAM and autism

Filed under: General,Medicine,Science — tildeb @ 3:55 pm

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is growing in popularity and can be quite lucrative for practitioners of these therapies. CAM is also wending its way into publicly funded scientific medicine in spite of a lack of researched efficacy from solid studies. The strongest support for CAM usually comes from people who give the most weight to anecdotal stories and/or who believe that pharmaceutical companies (and their products) are, for lack of a better word,  evil. To at least balance in some very small way this reliance on positive anecdotal evidence, I offer these case studies from Science-Based Medicine’s blog.

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