Smooch the Australian Rainbow Lori Kicks My Dad’s Butt And Claims His Popcorn

My Pops, Dino Garner, an ex-Army Ranger with 1/75, and his life partner, SallyT (soooo cool!), have this rad Australian rainbow lorikeet that SallyT named Smooch ‘cos he loves loves loves to kiss kiss kiss.

Smooch’s philosophy is simple: “What’s mine is mine. What’s yours is mine.” Continue reading Smooch the Australian Rainbow Lori Kicks My Dad’s Butt And Claims His Popcorn

Nicotine Is Not Addictive. Yes, Really

You’re at work, it’s the middle of the day, and you want to crawl into bed and siesta for hours, even though you still have five pages left to write. There’s just no energy left, much less the concentration you need to conjure up 1,500 additional words. What to do?

A better question would be: What brought you to this dire state of affairs? Lack of daily exercise? Poor diet and overall health? Continue reading Nicotine Is Not Addictive. Yes, Really

When Does 80% Equal 50%?

Never mind that Vifredo Pareto has been vilified as the dude who influenced Mussolini to further develop fascism. Put that aside for a sec. Please.

The guy—Pareto, not Mussolini—came up with a cool power law probability: the Pareto distribution, which mathematically described the income distribution of various people from different countries.

He discovered that, generally speaking, 20% of the people—the “elite”—had (read: stole, purloined, looted, absconded with) 80% of the wealth. Continue reading When Does 80% Equal 50%?

Never Promise Anything

We Promised Mom We’d Never Do That Again, Didn’t We?

And the next day, we were at it again. After all, it was she who taught us to use the term in our own defense. All we had to do to avoid a spanking was to promise not to do “it” again, whatever it was.

So gullible, our moms.

Things aren’t too much different in adulthood, although we still make the same mistake of gifting promises we almost never keep.

But why? Continue reading Never Promise Anything

Morals Are For Suckers

Moral terms, concepts and practices hold you back from realizing your goals

Just ask any recognized leader in our society. Society’s frontmen will tell you that morals and values are what separate us from the lower animals.

These same leaders invoke the moral argument when they are caught in “immoral” acts that normally serve to propel them ahead in business and life. Continue reading Morals Are For Suckers

Every Girl Should Read This Ancient Book About Gaining and Using Power!

Adagio Press is pleased to announce the re-release of Sun Tzu The Art of War, edited by former New York Times bestselling ghostwriter/editor William Garner, and now available in paperback on Amazon.com. Continue reading Every Girl Should Read This Ancient Book About Gaining and Using Power!