Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 19, 2022

Favorite Quotes – 2022 – Post #3

Favorite Quotes – 2022 – Post #3

“I think we love bacon because it has all the qualities of an amazing sensory experience. When we cook it, the sizzling sound is so appetizing, the aroma is maddening, the crunch of the texture is so gratifying, and the taste delivers every time.”

– Alex Guarnaschelli

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”

– Doug Larson

Today’s theme = Bacon

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 19, 2022

Picoblog Question – 2022 – Post #3

Picoblog Question – 2022 – Post #3

What treat will you indulge in this week?

My two cents, but please share yours:

This week, I plan to treat myself to bacon, several slices, because rustic, bacon-and-eggs country breakfasts go perfectly with chilly winter days. A little maple syrup may be in my near future, too.

How about you?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 19, 2022

Movie Corner – 2022 – Post #1 – Perfect for January

Movie Corner – 2022 – Post #1 – Perfect for January

What movie would be perfect to watch in January?

My two cents, but please share yours:

This month, I’m choosing the classic comedy The Four Seasons (1981) with Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, and Len Cariou. A little laughter is the perfect way to begin a new year. Enjoy!

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 12, 2022

Favorite Quotes – 2022 – Post #2

Favorite Quotes – 2022 – Post #2

“Years ago, I picked up figure skating. How hard could spins and jumps be, I thought? It’s just applied Newtonian physics. After repeatedly falling on my rear end, I realized it was harder than I thought. But it had an upside. That is how I met my wife, who was ice dancing at the Rockefeller Center ice rink.”

– Michio Kaku

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It’s sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn’t hurt.”

– Andy Rooney

Today’s theme = Figure skating

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 12, 2022

Picoblog Question – 2022 – Post #2

Picoblog Question – 2022 – Post #2

What is your current favorite beverage?

My two cents, but please share yours:

With the cold weather in Texas, finally, I’ve been enjoying hot chocolate made with cocoa powder, almond milk, and collagen powder. Doubling the cocoa powder compensates nicely for the healthy extras–hence treat.

How about you?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 12, 2022

First Quarter Debt Check – 2022

First Quarter Debt Check – 2022

For 1Q22, what is the current national debt, GDP, and population of the U.S.A.?

My two cents (but please share yours):

National debt = was $27.55 trillion (12/30/20) and is now $29.71 trillion (1/12/22)

GDP = was $21.37 trillion (12/30/20) and is now $23.40 trillion (1/12/22)

U.S. population = was 330.77 million (12/30/20) and is now 332.45 million (1/12/22)

Hint:  ( http://www.usdebtclock.org/ )

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 5, 2022

Favorite Quotes – 2022 – Post #1

Favorite Quotes – 2022 – Post #1

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

– Mother Teresa

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“Resist your fear; fear will never lead you to a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe.”

– T. D. Jakes

Today’s theme = Faith

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 5, 2022

Techie Corner – 2022 – Post #1 – A Real Scientist

Techie Corner – 2022 – Post #1 – A Real Scientist

What is a real scientist?

My two cents, but please share yours:

1. A real scientist seeks the truth in science. He or she has no hidden agendas.

2. A real scientist is unbiased. She or he mustn’t care if the experiment’s result is Option A or Option B.

3. A real scientist designs his or her experiment so that every variable is tightly controlled and the resulting data is unbiased.

4. A real scientist doesn’t work for a biased manager. The manager mustn’t care if the experiment’s result is Option A or Option B.

5. A real scientist doesn’t work for a biased funding source. The funding source mustn’t care if the experiment’s result is Option A or Option B.

6. A real scientist, when analyzing data, doesn’t discard “outlier” data points on a chart without a proven technical reason.

7. A real scientist, when analyzing data, doesn’t move data points on a chart. She or he never “doctors” data.

Note 1:  If a data gatherer fails any of the seven criteria above, she or he is not a scientist.

Note 2: These same seven criteria apply to engineers. They seek the truth in technology.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 5, 2022

Picoblog Question – 2022 – Post #1

Picoblog Question – 2022 – Post #1

What is a picoblog?

My two cents, but please share yours:

A picoblog is a very short blog, designed to be displayed easily on a smartphone. Picoblogs typically focus on one key point of one topic or ask a question to encourage conversation. For writers, these tiny blogs are an excellent way to practice writing lean.

Writers, do you ever share picoblogs on your websites?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | December 29, 2021

Happy New Year’s 2022!

Wishing all of my friends, near and far,

the safest and Happiest New Year’s 2022!

Cheers, Ashley

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