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Chicken Head

I've been listening to this book on my 90 minute drive everyday to work and then again on the way home. Well not just one book, this is one in the long stream of books. This one just got me thinking about the term chicken head. I've used that term over and over as a funny little term, something like stop being so silly you chicken head or you are walking like a chicken head. 
In the book by Philip K Dick Blade Runner, originally called 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' There is a character with slow intellect who is often refereed to as 'chickenhead'.  The character J.S. Isidore is left behind while the rest of humanity leaves the ruined earth, others like him who are slow or elderly are also left. Then there are those who chose to stay. But I digress. 
What's interesting to me is the use of the word. It was published in a book in 1968 with a derogatory meaning and it's still used in that fashion, only toward women. In the book it was for a person of…

Just for today

It's stories in the news about "The Great Barrier Reef" dying that make me want to push harder to consume less, reduce my footprint and help the world more. Below I created a list of ideas that's I work on.

I was motivated again by this article http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/10/asia/great-barrier-reef-coral-bleaching/  I found on CNN April 10 2017 shows shocking pictures of what the reef looked like February to April of 2016.  That's two months apart.

I've read that if the ocean dies we die.

On this website there are a great number of journals linking to anything and every thing you could want to know about the ocean. http://marinebio.org/research/projects/research/

Just for today take a moment to think about what you can do to reduce your footprint. Here are some ideas that's I've done:


Go paperless. Paperless billing is amazing. I get all of my bills in email. I use google calendar to remind me to pay them and then a separate on line billing app to pay…

General On Line security stuff

This is one of those posts I've pondered over for a while, "Here are all my secrets Mr bad guy".  I also think there are a number of people who could probably either benefit or add to this blog entry with comments and or feedback, which are always welcomed.

Years ago, in the early 90's years ago, my little brother says to me if you put it on the internet it's permanent. He's right. If you put anything down electronically it is now apart of your digital foot print forever. The question is how do you protect it.

I was watching my kid the other day pick up his device and he started chatting on it, put it down and walked away. I picked it up and looked at his apps, not his conversations because I really don't care to know what's going on in the mind of a 22 year old. I noticed he had a few apps that probably weren't from the devices store and were probably loaded with malware. We had a conversation about this.

First and foremost don't download an…