Auto Envy

No, that title does not mean I’m talking about automatic envy, but automobile envy, although I do automatically envy my wife’s auto. I admit that I covet my wife’s car, despite it being the same model as mine and just 1 year newer.  I even did the work to find the best deal so we could afford it for her. Can you guess which is my wife’s?


Give up? Her car is the pretty blue one on the left. By the way, we don’t own them. We lease. We haven’t been able to afford to buy a new vehicle ever since the Yugo ceased production.


I could deal with my wife having a nice color car. I want nice things for her. I want her to have a nice color car, a nice comfortable life, a nice husband. I’m still working on those last two, but at least I got the car color one right. So there was no coveting until I looked inside. Because of this, I want her car …

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The Butterfly Effect

I’m not sure if I believe in the Butterfly Effect. If you are unfamiliar with the term, in chaos theory, the Butterfly Effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. Not only am I not sure I believe it, but I also may not understand it. Let’s try that again. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it is a scientific theory that a single occurrence, no matter how small, can change the course of the universe forever. If you still don’t understand, just watch the 2004 movie with Ashton Kutcher. I grow weary of trying to explain it to anyone who would read this blog.

As I returned from my business trip this week, I got a bit worried when I saw this …

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