1. Prolific Penelope

    Took these a few minutes ago. She has twenty-two tomatoes and dozens of blossoms. Eight of her tomatoes are the size of a small peach. Isn't she gorgeous.

    Taken yesterday after a rain shower:


    Updated August 29, 2014 at 04:34 PM by realitybites

    Life, Family , Science , Evolving Posts
  2. People Change

    People can change.

    I often hear and read others claim that people can't change: a zebra doesn't change its stripes; a leopard doesn't change its spots.

    This is false. I know. Because if even one person can change, it renders that statement invalid. I am that one person.

    Ten years ago I was sixty-seven pounds. Not dead; certainly not living. I was in the deepest throes of full-blown depression and anorexia. All my energy was spent surviving—barely—to ...

    Updated August 28, 2014 at 12:24 AM by realitybites

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    Polemics , Life, Family , Random Cultural Things
  3. Sid's Succulent Baby

    Sid has produced his first tomato. Baby Sid—vine-ripened—was picked yesterday, August 22nd.

    Just got home from running all of my errands. Baby Sid looks delicious sitting on the counter:

    I think I will slice him in half:

    Now slice him into wedges and sprinkle ...

    Updated August 29, 2014 at 06:02 AM by realitybites

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    Life, Family , Science , Random Cultural Things
  4. Dogs Bite

    It is no secret that I hate dogs. I mean really hate them. I'd never purposely be cruel to a mild-mannered dog. But I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to be kind to one or make any effort to save one from, say, drowning. I honestly don't know anyone who likes them less. Would I watch my parents dog if there were an emergency? Yes. That is the kind of sacrifice one makes for the people he or she loves.

    One of the reasons I detest this type of animal is because they are dangerous. ...

    Updated August 25, 2014 at 02:45 PM by realitybites

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    Polemics , Life, Family , Random Cultural Things
  5. Is "World Peace is None of Your Business" a Concept Album?

    The album, World Peace is None of Your Business, is about human agency—particularly the structures which limit it.

    Human agency is the capacity for humans to make choices. In World Peace is None of Your Business, Morrissey describes numerous situations where agency is limited or influenced by structures outside of one's control. Many of the songs address society's pressure to make individuals conform. Several other songs concern themselves with freedom: how much and how little the ...

    Updated August 20, 2014 at 02:11 AM by realitybites

    Music , Morrissey/Smiths , Religion and Philosophy
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