My review of the 4Ocean face mask insert.

As promised, the following is totally unbiased and accurate review of the 4Ocean.com face mask insert. They’re little plastic inserts that clip onto your face mask, and are advertised as allowing you to breathe better and feel more comfortable with a non-surgical face mask. I purchased a standard pack of inserts from 4Ocean. The box…

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A cure for mask-fogged glasses AND plastic pollution?

I’m okay with wearing face masks so that we can get past COVID-19 as quickly as possible. That, and I’m also triple-Pfizered, so there’s that. But there’s one thing about wearing masks that drives me nuts. You try to wear your mask, you go outside, and without fail, your glasses fog up somehow. Ugh. Hate…

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Sometimes we all need a “good guy” moment. I just received one.

Saturday started out wonderful. And it ended up as one of the worst days of my life. I shall explain that story by telling you another story. Mike Lent was a classmate of mine at Hamilton College, he was an ’86, a year behind me. He was a fun guy, great for conversation, the kind…

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A Prayer of Hope for Alan Mansfield

In 1983, I discovered the New Zealand / Australian rock band Dragon. And fell in love with them. I played their hit song “Rain” on my college station practically every hour on the hour. When I wrote for Goldmine magazine, I begged the publisher to allow me to interview members of Dragon for a feature…

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Things that weigh 25 pounds (and one thing that doesn’t)

You know what weighs at least 25 pounds? Two bowling balls A good-sized watermelon A two-year-old child Half of a bag of mulch Five bags of sugar 30 cans of soda At least two car tires Three gallons of water Two large bottles of laundry detergent A standard box of reams of paper A frozen…

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I’m good with an Excelsior Wallet.

Here’s the deal. I was vaccinated against COVID-19 at the end of March. Technically, the proper medial term for me is that I’ve been “Double Pfizered.” And recently, New York State has opened up arrangements for additional venue capacity, essentially the state is re-opening. Yesterday came word that New York was allowing sports stadia and…

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The cleanout chemicals tasted like feet.

So, a while back I blogged about not being worried about getting a colonostomy. I thought everything would go well. Operative word – thought. Never “think” things will go well. Because prior to a colonoscopy, you need to do what’s generally known as “prep.” Prep involves adjusting your diet for about a week, and then…

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