Anthropomorphism, Or Just Love of Shibas?

It was warm last week and I enjoyed spending time in the yard with my dogs.  I got the pine needles all raked up before the snow, and Roxy was happy just to follow me around, dragging the retractable leash behind her. Of course, many believe that animals have no feelings, which strikes me as … Continue reading Anthropomorphism, Or Just Love of Shibas?

Thoughts on Water-skiing book and Ten Years In Seattle

My father and I both grew up in Idaho.  He was a big football fan who had always rooted for the Denver Broncos.  Not me.  I had always known Seattle to be the crown jewel of the Pacific NW and I probably picked the Seattle Seahawks just to be different than my father, which always … Continue reading Thoughts on Water-skiing book and Ten Years In Seattle

Isn’t Life Interesting?

Last night at dinner my wife and I were discussing the fact that both the social media and video gaming industries utilize psychological manipulation to entice their customers.  In fact they employ many of the same tactics used by casinos to keep people playing.  I heard recently that some developers actually use psychologists to help … Continue reading Isn’t Life Interesting?

Happy Thanksgiving From Des and Annabelle

I've been working on lots of things and haven't posted for a few weeks.  I've made some progress, but still have a lot on my plate.  Retirement isn't supposed to work that way! For one, I have been trying to improve my Adobe Photoshop skills, having recently drifted into colorizing old photographs, including some of … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving From Des and Annabelle

Offline For A While

I'm going to take a break from blogging for a while while I attend to other projects that I am pursuing.  I'm sure I will return to my blog when I'm satisfied with my progress on the other stuff. Thanks much! Des