Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Economy - Psychology of the Poor

While my degree is in Electrical Engineering, Case Institute of Technology (my college, later a part of Case Western Reserve University) we had to select a humanity core besides our engineer core.  I selected "Psychology Core".  I felt it would help me understand relationship between others I work and live with.

One of the big things I remembers from those courses was Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs".  I think that understanding this "hierarchy of needs" explains what is needed before the country can reduce crime, suicide, depression, and untold ailments.

Simply the hierarchy illustrates the people will NOT raise up the pyramid until the lower needs were satisfied.  Likewise, when the person's economical situation drops into a lower level, the person devolves as the needs change.

Unfortunate.y, the USA economy is pushing most of the citizenry down to the lower levels if the pyramid.  Crime, homeless, suicide, and it's ails are rampant.  Current programs treat the symptoms, not the causes.

Most of the economy is floundering.  How can people better themselves when they have to work 2 or 3 low paying jobs to meet basic needs.  The economy is holding people down.
remember the adage - "rising tide lifts all boats".

Only the well-to-do can ever achieve their full potential.

For more information, I suggest "https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html"

Friday, December 27, 2019

Pleasant Lunch Surprise

Headed out for a late (3pm) lunch at the local (just over a mile from me) Chili's. Pleasantly surprised to see these signs close to the main entrance. I grabbed one of the 2 so designated parking spaces.
For lunch, I had a lunch special - a side Caesar salad, double cheeseburgers, fries, and a pint of Kilt Lifter.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Boots and Jeans

I have had these white upper boots for some time.  It was time to wear them for a day.  Here. wearing with "Jack's Treads" slim fit, button-fly jeans.  I have to wear the jeans tucked into the boots.  Legs of the jeans are too tight to wear the jeans over the boots.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Cuffed or Not

According to the internet, Jeans should NOT be cuffed with boots. I will buck the trend. For straight-leg Wranglers or Levis (especially 501s), I think the jeans look better CUFFED with boots. Obviously, boot-cut jeans should NOT be cuffed.

Photo here shows a pair of Wranglers, cuffed, with western boots. Yeah, I love my jeans and boots.

BTW, my "to-go" store is Boot Barn.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Waterproof Boots

More boots.  Waterproofed, "Winter" boots.  These are "Fields & Stream" boots from Dick's Sporting Goods.  Shown here wearing with digital camo button-fly BDU's.  BDU's from one of the surplus stores in Albuquerque

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Paratroop Boots

Yup, another new pair of boots.  Had been looking at these paratroop boots by Bates for some time.  I finally had some time where I could order and take delivery of these boot.

Side zipper, 11" boots with a polishable toe.  Felt a little festive when I wore my red digital camo BDU pants.  I have an old pair of the boots that are very similar, but they are old and starting to degrade, enough that I do not wear them.

Saturday, November 2, 2019


Had an awesome bacon-cheeseburger at BBD's in the Palace Station. The burger accompanied by crinkle fries. I had it washed down with 2 pints of "The Drift" ale from Yorkshire Square Brewery in Torrence, CA.

Ujfortunately, the price was awesomely high - 27$.