Month: December 2019

Bible quotes: John 3:3

Self-tutoring about religion and the Bible: the tutor brings up John 3:3. The other day, in Nanaimo, I saw graffiti that said “Look up John 3:16.” I’ve read the Bible, and recalled that John 3:16 is famous, but not its

Lifestyle: New Year’s resolutions

Self-tutoring about one of my favourite topics: the tutor begins about New Year’s 2020. As a kid I heard adults mentions New Year’s resolutions – that was in the Maritimes. Here on the West Coast, I seldom hear about them.

Feng Shui: advantage of a wood desk.

Self-tutoring about Feng Shui: the tutor begins with the desk. In Feng Shui, the wood element embodies growth, development, and education. Therefore, for business or study, a wood desk is likely preferred. A desk for a specific purpose might be

Autos: Jeep: 4WD: p/t or f/t?

Self-tutoring about autos: the tutor mentions a new finding. My son drives a Jeep Liberty 2007. Thinking about the possibility of his driving in the snow, I researched the vehicle’s 4WD system. My understanding is that full-time 4WD means it

Fat loss: targeted?

Self-tutoring about health: the tutor wonders if selective fat loss is possible. Apparently, targeted fat loss is a naive notion. My son has been telling me so for months, and he reads about fitness constantly. Last night, in playful provocation,

Music: Who wrote “Free Ride?”

Self-tutoring about music: the tutor mentions a discovery. Apparently, Dan Hartman wrote the famously catchy song “Free Ride,” released on Jan 1, 1972 and performed by the Edgar Winter Group. Hartman had his own hits, but that’s for other posts.

Holidays: Christmas Eve, 2019

Self-tutoring about holidays: the tutor sends his greetings… Happy holidays, everyone. On Christmas Eve, I want to share some history. My mother’s parents ended up in a little town in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. For retail, the town might

Lifestyle: special items, part 0

Self-tutoring about life and possessions: the tutor begins about special items. With Christmas only hours away, some are very excited about what they might unwrap. Who can blame them – we live in a materialistic culture. I’m too old to

Politics: The Print, YouTube

Self-tutoring about politics: the tutor echoes a key point mentioned by The Print, a channel of YouTube. The Print is a channel on YouTube I’ve found informative, as well as engaging. When I’m preparing dinner or cleaning the kitchen I

Lifestyle: television dramas: Secret City

Self-tutoring about television: the tutor mentions a great find. My wife and I, for the last hour or two of a day, watch television. We have shows we like such as BlackList and House of Cards. Lately we’ve found a

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