I Am 20% Cooler May31

I Am 20% Cooler

Yes, the rumors are true. I’m a brony. A fan of the My Little Pony TV show. And I’m not alone. Worldwide, there are about 8 billion bronies. I know that number is accurate because I read it somewhere online. But seriously, people are not surprised by the success of the show with its target demographic, but by the success of the show with male adults (for some reason, the show’s success with female adults isn’t as shocking). But why it’s this show, aimed at young girls, so popular? Here are my guesses, based on my own experience and talks with other bronies. 1. It’s a great show. I haven’t seen the...

More Ways to a Less Commercial Christmas Dec21

More Ways to a Less Commercial Christmas

Last year I wrote an article about ways to make Christmas less commercial, and our audience liked it so much that I decided to write about more ways to put a little more magic and a little less marketing in this season. If you are looking for a way to show your love to your friends, family, or special one this Christmas that doesn’t involve buying stuff at a mall. This is the article for you. 1.- Offer yourself as an assistant for one day. Just what it sounds like. This gift is specially useful for young people without a job and without income, but with plenty of time during the holidays. However, it is also a good one for couples,...

A Night of Mechanical Problems, a Murderous Taxi Driver, and God. Jun07

A Night of Mechanical Problems, a Murderous Taxi D...

This is a story about one of those nights where everything went wrong and events took you to a small adventure that was a bit surreal, a bit dangerous, and very, oh so very weird. Yes, even weirder that the time a homeless guy kissed me in the metro. It all started in a small city I was visiting, late at night, after going to the movies at THE movie theater of the city. My friend and I got into my car, and headed for some tacos. After an hour or so, we went out of the restaurant and I casually put my hand on the hood, which I found strangely hot. It turned out that the fan wasn’t working. The restaurant was closing so I decided to...

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Jan04

How to Keep Your New...

At the end of a cycle, itʼs common to evaluate how your life turned out and to wish for improvements for the next cycle. However, New Year’s resolutions (especially those made under the influence of alcohol) are easy to make but hard to keep because everything worthwhile in life takes effort....

Nobody’s Fool: The Story of Pamela Colman Smith Nov23

Nobody’s Fool: The S...

Pamela Colman Smith was a painter whose legacy, at least in part because of her race, has been in danger of being forever lost in obscurity. Although Pamela was born February 16th, 1878 in Middlesex, England, the country where she lived most of her life, she was the daughter of African...

With Rentals Like These, Who Needs Friends? Oct02

With Rentals Like Th...

This started out as a bad year. In less than 6 months, I lost my job, condominium, car and girlfriend. Even the cat packed up her litter box and left. When my parents heard the bad news, they immediately snapped into action: they fled to Boca Raton and dropped me from their Christmas card...

Evelien Lohbeck’s All Purpose Notebook Jul19

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Flippy’s Six Stages to Enlightenment Jul01

Flippy’s Six Stages ...

People who completely disagree with me are rarely evil. It’s just a difference of how they view the world. While there are many reasons for this difference, an important one is their stage on the path to enlightenment. I’ve discovered that there are several well-defined categories of beliefs...