Category Archives: My Crazy Life

So Much Work To Be Done

Where Is Wisdom Found?Rejecting my indoctrination and societal conditioning was easy. However, changing my conditioned behavior has been incredibly difficult. Whenever I react emotionally, I immediately fall back on old, conditioned behaviors (due to the ease of such behavior I guess — it requires no thought at all on my part to behave in the way I’ve been behaving for most of my life, to simply follow the programming).

Perhaps I’m too hard on myself for believing that, after 37 years of conditioning, I ought to have Continue reading

What My Son Slamming His Bedroom Door Taught Me About Being a Better Parent

The “non-aggression principle” (NAP) is, for the uninitiated, a life’s philosophy in which adherents view any initiation of force as morally wrong. I have personally committed myself to living by this principle to the best of my ability. It has brought me a much greater level of happiness and joy in my life and, since I want my children to also be happy, I teach my children about the NAP and encourage them to abide by it as well.

Last night my oldest son slammed his bedroom door. Continue reading

My Awesome Mother

A good friend recently proclaimed the awesomeness of his mother publicly on Facebook. As I read about his gratitude, it made me desire to do the same for my own mother.

My mother was born and raised in the Philippines. After marrying my American dad, she came here to America. In so doing, she left nearly everything that she knew. Not just her culture, but her family and pretty much every person she knew. Well, not her entire family. She had us.

Other than us, Mom had pretty much no one here in America. To further complicate her life, she was Continue reading

He Whom The Gods Wish To Destroy, First Makes Angry

I’ve got an angry streak. There’s just no denying it. I’ve tried and tried to overcome it, I’ve prayed and prayed for God to lift it from me. But I never have gotten over it.

The best I was ever able to do was to try and control my behavior that resulted from my being angry. Unfortunately, that method of “control” has a huge flaw; I wasn’t doing anything about the anger.

I suppose it could be said that modifying my behavior was a bit like dumping oatmeal in your car’s radiator when it has a hole in it. Sure, the oatmeal might keep Continue reading

New Facebook Profile Fun

As is standard practice when any website changes anything, there has been a lot of grumbling regarding Facebook’s recent changes to profile pages. I just can’t wait for the “1 Million Facebook Members Against the New Profile Page” fan page!

But, as with all horribly bad things in life that lead us to join a Facebook group in protest, there is a silver lining. After reading an article on 10 Creative Uses of the New Facebook Profile, I decided to do a little tinkering myself: Continue reading

Stu The Wise for President: Round 2

Some of you may recall my run for the Presidency in 2008. That did not turn out so well. One of my major blunders was entering the race too late.

Well, I am nothing if not a learner from my past foolishnesses. Therefore, I have begun my campaign for the 2012 election a little early.

If you’d like to support me, please send $730 million my way. That should practically Continue reading

Effects of Mass Twittering on the Space-Time Continuum: The Relation Between Black Holes and the Twitterverse

On August 27, 2009, I pondered, “What would happen if I really tweeted the way that Twitter haters say all tweeples tweet?” Following that, I announced my intention to, “…do it as an experiment starting tomorrow.”

At 22:28 that same night I stated, as a warning, “Alright my friends and followers, my tweeting-like-a-real-twerson(???) experiment begins tomorrow morning. It’s gonna get nasty!”

A cousin of mine and FaceBook friend, John Lisonbee, commented on my above statement with, “Nasty, or just twittery?” to which I replied, “Twisty maybe?”

The morning of August 28, 2009 the grand experiment began. My intention: cause the creation of a Continue reading

Overcoming the Awkwardness of Sex Ed with Your Kids

So I’ve recently had “the talk” with my tween daughter. You know… the birds, the bees and the thing about how the queen bee hooks up with the drones at the local bee bar and gets an STD because she was sleeping around with strange drones and not using protection? Yeah. It’s a little uncomfortable. But definitely necessary, especially these days.

Remember back to your sex education talks with your parents? I thought not. Most people from my generation Continue reading

A Cat’s Christmas

You may recall that we picked up a couple cats from the local Humane Society back in March. Well, this was out first Christmas with these guys.

Turns out that our siamese, Snake, wasn’t too keen on the human holiday. But Dax, our tortoise shell (and extra-toed mutant), enjoyed her gift of catnip on the fingers and Air Hog RC helicopter.

Sorry about the crappy quality. The camera is just an el-cheapo.

Stu the Wise Flies — Well, His Voice Does Anyway

Well, I’m a little depressed because I got my butt kicked in the presidential election, and I’m sure my millions of supporters out there are feeling a little blue.

So I’ve decided to put my entire radio show (well, the important parts anyway — the parts where I’m talking ;) ) from November¬† 1 up for your pure listening enjoyment.

Keep in mind that, although I am incredibly awesome at so many things, it has been 15 years since I was last on the air. Please forgive me for screwing up a bunch of times as I tried to get the hang of the new technologies and for the 50+ times I do the big DJ no-no of saying “uh” and “umm” over and over.