Risk Assessment, It Doesn’t Look Good

I worked in pharmaceutical development for many years, where one of my tasks was to perform risk assessments of drugs and biologicals. This involved weighing the risks (toxicities) of a new drug against the benefits (efficacy), to decide it the Read More …

New and Improved? Not So Much.

New and improved? I believe it all started with the car bumper (and if I believe it, it must be true?). Anyhow, I’m well over a half century old, so I remember a lot of stuff. This includes when cars Read More …

Electric Car Anxiety, Range Anxiety, and Eco-Anxiety? That’s a Lot of Anxiety.

Apparently, the past couple of generations have been bombarded with an overwhelming sense of anxiety, including something called eco-anxiety. This has led to electric car anxiety (electric cars are also referred to as EVs; electric vehicles) and range anxiety. That’s a whole lotta anxiety. Read More …

Electric Cars, You’ll Be Able to Drive Yourself…Crazy

Electric cars are the wave of the future. Some car manufacturers and our federal government have decided to replace the current internal combustion engine with electric cars by somewhere between 2035 and 2040. This depends on which lying sack of Read More …

Beautiful or Functional, What Works Best?

We all have to make choices in life, which often raises the question of what is better, beautiful or functional. My wife and I have been together for 50 years, and to a fault she prefers beautiful things while I Read More …

An Unexpected Side Effect of COVID

This past year, we experienced an unexpected side effect of Covid. I’m not talking about growing a tail as the result of one of the vaccines, or some strange side effect of the virus itself like coughing up your liver. Read More …

Last Stop (For the Road Trip Blogs): Madison Wisconsin-daughter’s take

Madison Wisconsin-daughter’s take: After Bozeman, Montana, my dad and I adventured back east. We stopped at parks and sites along the way – Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Custer State Park – until we arrived in the Midwest. My dad is Read More …

Spokane, WA and Bozeman, MT, The Littlest Jessop’s Favorite Stops

 Bozeman MT Littlest Jessop. After The Dalles, Dad and I headed to Washington – Spokane to be exact. There is a big cat rescue camp in Spokane, Washington that is one of my favorite attractions I’ve ever visited. Basically, they Read More …

Come Meet the Family, PI Jason Longfellow, Chelsea, and Kids (PLEASURIA AND MURDER BY ROAD TRIP)

I’d like to introduce you to the family, the main characters in our comedy murder mystery series, currently including PLEASURIA: TAKE AS DIRECTED and MURDER BY ROAD TRIP. They are PI Jason Longfellow, Chelsea, his wife, and their three daughters, Read More …

From Tucson to The Dalles, the Correct Account (Read: Daughter’s)

In my dad’s travel blog post of The Dalles he managed to skip part of our trip, the entire state of California. Here is The Dalles, the Correct Account. After Tucson, we drove west to San Diego then up the Read More …