Scoville Ratings for Hot Peppers

I was in a conversation a few days ago and someone asked me which pepper was hotter than another. There is a definitive comparison chart available called the Scoville Rating which lists hot peppers from around the world in comparative BTU strengths. I remembered that I had written a post a while back about this …

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Traffic Control Situation, A Florida Thing!

Taking a walk and saving a turtle in Florida. With the wildlife that is so abundant in this Tropical Paradise, it's sometimes scary sometime awe-inspiring, and sometimes just entertaining to see what you might find around the corner on your daily walk.

I live in Florida, so where did the Sun go?

  I have to say it! I live in Florida, dammit!  And when I'm not bathed in sunshine every day, I start to worry. It's why we all live here, on this long finger of land, really. Oh, you can come up with any of a long list of the advantages of living in Florida, …

I was just Thinking, how about a new TV show rating, BS-1.

Well, here I go again. If you are someone who lives in the modern world, you are aware of the latest catastrophic killing spree by someone. It doesn't matter if they are from this country or from another, really. I mean, everyone has to come from somewhere, right? The perpetrator's religion or political affiliation is …

SNAFU! The state of the affairs of the world.

After finishing my half-a-pot of morning coffee, and watching three different networks spout their morning drivel, I can summarize the state of the world as; SNAFU This is an old phrase, that I first heard when I was in the NAVY. It was and I assume is still used by people in the military to …

Being Stupid is not an easy lifestyle, but so many people live that way.

That's right. This article is about all of the stupid people in the world. Someone has to warn the "not-so-stupid" population about all of the ones around us who literally have no clue about the realities of life and those once popular and important practices known as; COMMON SENSE. Let me warn you, ahead of …

Chicken Poop is still just Chicken Poop! No matter how you dress it up!

I remember, decades ago, when they carted this old guy out on national news for his unique hobby. He was obviously a simple farmer who was very uncomfortable with all of the attention he was getting. What this man had done was simple and elegant. He had a problem; He had worn his body out …

TRUMP? What an Ass! But, right now he’s my favorite Ass!

Yeah, I watched the great CNN managed (prejudiced?) Republican debate on TV. And, honestly? I loved it. You might wonder why I, an avowed Independent voter my whole life, would spend several hours of his time watching such a circus. By independent, I mean, although I have voted religiously, in every election, I have never …

Congressional Idiots, Minority Factions harming the Majority

I just have to write this. Over the past few years, our Congressional representatives have slipped into their jobs, like rats slipping onto a ship. And once there, they "peel off their false robes" that showed them as patrons of the people, and shown their true colors. Now, instead of just a two-party system with …

A Seniors first Year of Retirement and the Financial Reality.

  My article on the tax reality that I ran into after my first year of retirement. I am a Baby Boomer, and my whole generation was told to put everything into tax-deferred savings. The justification to us was that we would be in a lower tax bracket and would pay lower taxes. Bit two …

Yin and Yang, Health and Oriental Diagnosis

Someone ( a close friend from long ago, actually) called me a sponge; an ugly one but still a sponge. He went on to say that I kept picking up bits of information about so many different things that he never knew what I was going to say or talk about next. And, if I …

Need a Snack? Eat Tree-Nuts, not that crap in the vending machine.

  Yeah, I called it Crap! Walk up to pretty much any vending machine and look at what they offer you. Most of what you see in these machines is actually worse than eating at a fast-food restaurant. Chips, Candies, Peanuts, heavily sweetened and salted crackers and breads, etc.; these are what you are offered. …

Yoga for Seniors – 7 Yoga Exercises a Senior can do, on their feet.

  OK, Yoga is Cool. And, I really can see how it can help a person keep their body in better condition. Here's my problem. I took a couple of Yoga classes two years ago. The instructor said up front that it was designed for beginners and we would be Ok taking the class. Well, …

Plant those Tomato Seeds Now!

  Just a note to you gardeners out there. Right now is the beginning of the time for you to plant your tomato seedlings for your garden. Basically, most people will plant their seedlings inside using the last couple of year's final frost date as a reference for when to transplant them into the garden. …