This classic Steve Martin line was brought to mind recently as I was reading comments to a picture I posted to a cousin’s facebook page. Without wanting to start the controversy all over again here, suffice it to say, the cousin had made a comment that the satirical picture reminded me of and the sentiment of the caption was one that we both appreciated.
Monday, April 06, 2015
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Friday, April 03, 2015
Just a quick post today – the weather (as is its wont in this part of the world) has taken a quick dip into winter again – after weeks of springtime, we were treated to a few hours of winter last night and this morning that showed that once you expose denizens of Denver to spring weather they have to be re-trained for the winter.
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 4/03/2015
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
This morning, before heading out to have breakfast with my friend, I did a bit of study on travel alternatives. I have no idea how it will play-out as I write this at the hotel before I leave for the airport, but I know one thing for sure: I will be home tonight!
Monday, March 30, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
I rarely say this about travel, but it was a LOVELY day! A friend of mine and I are taking a long-weekend to go to Palm Springs to do some geological road trips. I have been doing a bit of study of geology as of late; the first question I asked when I saw the mountains near my home when I moved here (years ago) was “How?”
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 3/27/2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
I wish that I didn’t love living here in Colorado so much. It would make it easier to seriously contemplate moving abroad for the next few months to escape the circus of avarice and deception that is the American Political System.
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 3/26/2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality.
synonyms: persecution complex, delusions, obsession, psychosis
“Sharon’s paranoia prevented her from trusting the motives of Sam’s compliments.”
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 3/16/2015
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
1. (especially in journalism) the use of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest or excitement."media sensationalism"
2. [PHILOSOPHY] another term for phenomenalism.
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 3/03/2015
Monday, March 02, 2015
"A confirmation bias is a type of cognitive bias that involves favoring information that confirms previously existing beliefs or biases. For example, imagine that a person holds a belief that left-handed people are more creative than right-handed people. Whenever this person encounters a person that is both left-handed and creative, they place greater importance on this "evidence" supporting their already existing belief. This individual might even seek out "proof" that further backs up this belief, while discounting examples that do not support this idea."~ What Is a Confirmation Bias? about.com http://psychology.about.com/od/cognitivepsychology/fl/What-Is-a-Confirmation-Bias.htm
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 3/02/2015