Although I was already an adult when this show came out, I loved it; it was the first that actually reflected MY life. (Eric on Head of the Class was the only other one to come close.) A lot of us "honor student types" actually had a typical teenager type personality, which our peers tended to disbelieve. Our parents… » 8/26/14 8:47pm Tuesday 8:47pm

Ever since breaking my back and neck, I've had a hard time reading physical books. E books do not put the same physical strain on my body as physical books, and are MUCH easier to prop up without pages going all wackadoodle. The ability to change text size so I don't need reading glasses is another plus. LOVE… » 8/21/14 2:49pm 8/21/14 2:49pm

Prisoner exchanges...possibly. Paying ransoms? Well, that's never the way the US has played. Too many innocents are lost in any type of warfare. This, however, was a particularly gruesome way to go. (I mean, come on, if you're going to assassinate him, at least do it quickly. Just shoot him.) There IS no… » 8/20/14 11:39pm 8/20/14 11:39pm

It's funny. I can talk to strangers; I can talk to friends. What gives me social anxiety is approaching folks I've met before, but who haven't made it into the "friends" or "acquaintances" circles. Usually I just wave at those folks from across the room, and dread the fact it might mean I'll have to have an actual… » 8/17/14 1:36pm 8/17/14 1:36pm

I have an e-mail address that is supposed to be used for emergencies and vacations only. I've had it over 6 years and managed to keep it spam free, so THAT shows you how private it is. :) When I go out of town, I tell folks to use THAT e-mail if they need to contact me, and I forward all flight confs, etc. there. The… » 8/16/14 2:44pm 8/16/14 2:44pm

This is effin ridiculous! Jim Brady did SO MUCH more fr the world n general as a Crip than he EVER did while part of Reagan's team, and this just minimizes the last decades of his life. Yes, it's a tragedy that we lost him, but to rule it a homicide based on what made him a Crip to begin with? I understand you … » 8/09/14 5:22pm 8/09/14 5:22pm

But that's 7 hours of SLEEP, not counting the time it takes you to actually FALL asleep. If I "go up" at midnight, and set my alarm for 8, that doesn't mean I'm getting 8 hours of sleep. Even if I turn off the light at exactly midnight and set the alarm for 8, I'm probably getting 6.5 hours sleep, tops. For the… » 7/22/14 9:23pm 7/22/14 9:23pm