Yes, oops. I goofed and read some stuff on the Chicago Tribune web site. I know I said I was finished with news for a while, but I forgot what I said. Well, actually, I didn’t really read the news. I read a couple of interesting articles about things I’m really interested in. Neither subject can really be considered news, though that probably depends upon what you think constitutes news.

The first article is about the human disorder called conspiracy theory. Yes, there are conspiracies. No, everything is not a conspiracy. Many of the things you attribute to conspiracies just happened pretty much on their own, independent of other things that happened. The article is very good and I recommend you read it. Not that you’ll start disbelieving all the conspiracies that you know are happening as we speak (especially by those of different politics or religious beliefs) but so you can at least consider one aspect of the human makeup that seems to have a huge impact on how we think about things.

The other article concerns something much more tangible. It’s an account of the reporter’s visit to a Chicago area Netflix warehouse! Check it out! If you’d like to know just how Netflix does what it does, in layman’s terms, this article is for you. If you don’t know what Netflix is and don’t give a shit, let me say that the article has merit on its own, whether you use Netflix or not and whether you give a shit or not. It’s just an interesting piece about an interestingly innovative business plan put into full motion. As an added attraction, there is a discussion about senior citizens working full time with benefits. Sounds like something I could get into.

Here’s another added bonus – a photo of my bike, parked where I am employed and waiting for me to fire it up and get out of Dodge.mybikeattheoffice I must say that I probably was eminently avoidable today at the office. It was 70 degrees when I left the house and humidity was very high – probably in the 80s. I had worked up a good sweat after only several miles. Once I’m in the groove, though, it’s hard to let up. There’s something addictive about a good workout on a bike. Once you get a rhythm going and have started to sweat, it just seems like you need to take it the rest of the way and strive for exhaustion. That’s just the way it is out there on the road. Don’t you just want to get off your butt and hop on that steel pony of yours?

I was going to end this post at the last sentence, but I must keep putting text in here until it extends below the bottom of the photo so the web page isn’t screwed up. There, I think that should do it.

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