Author Archives: swabby429

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.

Suing Scientists?

In this day and age when much of society cherry picks scientific findings only so much to support particular opinions, some scientists feel vulnerable and concerned about their own liability. On April 6, 2009, L’Aquila, Italy experienced a magnitude 6.3 … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Integrity

Today’s commentary will be an act of walking on eggshells and being careful to not be too judgmental. This is made trickier due to the amount of criminality and lack of character that takes place in full view of the … Continue reading

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Friendly And Caring

My old guru once taught that without a sense of friendliness and caring there is no sense of community. This is true from interpersonal relationships to international relationships and every relationship in between. I like to pause my life to … Continue reading

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A Splash Of Orange …Floral Friday

My friend Jorge is a thoughtful, spur-of-the-moment kind of guy. This week, he brought a batch of orange miniature roses as a surprise, for no special reason at all. He knows I’m somewhat partial to the color orange and I … Continue reading

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It’s Spirit Day

Many people do not know that the third Thursday of October is Spirit Day. Many people who do know about Spirit Day, don’t understand the reason we have it. Spirit Day began in Canada in response to bullying-related suicides of … Continue reading

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Information Overload

The morning began with the constant rumble of distant thunder. The sound was somewhat soothing, so I drifted back to sleep for a few minutes. Then I woke up again because the thundershower had arrived overhead. It was making quite … Continue reading

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Global Cat Day

Just the other day I stopped by to visit my sister. By default, this also turned into a social call with her cats. You cannot visit my sister, without encountering her older female grey tabby Sunshine and her younger tom … Continue reading

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