Full Circle with Kim Waltman

By | February 28, 2017

The adjective “interesting” can get tossed around to the point of becoming much like that big red exclamation point on an email. At times I too feel guilty about that, but I don’t feel guilty about using the word “interesting” to describe today’s topic and guest on the third edition of the Bettercast (that’s Betterman-speak… Read More »

My House Is…Was Your House

By | February 3, 2017

A Story About the Fickle Nature of Trust Imagine you own a house on Earth, and you rent out some of the rooms for income. And I say Earth because the setting is a number of years in the future, a time where we have commercialized long-distance space travel, and some of the people who… Read More »

Personality 1 – Discovering Myers-Briggs

By | January 16, 2017

A sentence to surprise no Bert Betterman reader…I think personality tests are cool. More predictable information…I’ve taken many a personality test, thoroughly enjoying the experience and learning something valuable about myself in the process. Some other words that, once read, will make you think to yourself, “Yeah, that sounds about right”…at some point in the rest of… Read More »

Lucid Dream Update – In the Air Tonight

By | December 9, 2016

So there I was in my old elementary school gymnasium, taking in a concert. I was my current age of thirty-three, though, perhaps participating in some reunion event or something of that nature. I didn’t recognize any classmates save for one, and I won’t mention his name (mostly because he doesn’t really factor into the plot of… Read More »

Betterman Goes Solar

By | December 3, 2016

For a long time I’ve wondered why solar power isn’t more widely used. While we continue to dig, transport, and burn coal and oil, there’s this massive ball of hydrogen fusion up in the sky throwing energy at us that we could very well be using instead. With CO2 levels rising ever higher and global warming… Read More »

The Gravity of Primal Emotions

By | November 13, 2016

Well that was quite the week. Yes, that week of the second Tuesday after the first Monday in November in 2016. I only have so many of these things to compare to in my lifetime, and even fewer that I was legally allowed to participate in, but I have to imagine this was one of… Read More »

Apple Steps Out of the (Blue) Light

By | November 2, 2016

Apple Computer has quite emphatically changed almost all of our lives. It did so in many ways, but probably the most impactful was the iPhone, that wondrous little thing that quickly became the most essential tool of humanity. Seriously, think about it…if you were leaving the house and could only bring one thing with you, what… Read More »

Extroverts Are From Mars, Introverts Are From Venus

By | October 7, 2016

An introvert and an extrovert walk into a bar…wait…no one’s going to buy that. Here we go…an introvert and an extrovert walk into a…WalMart. Nope, too many people, harsh lighting, probably also some unpleasant smells. Okay, an introvert and an extrovert walk into an empty library after an electrical storm knocks out the power…crap, the… Read More »

Random Better Thoughts 3 and a Top Ten List

By | September 23, 2016

It’s fall, everybody! And you know what that means! Thanksgiving? Not yet. Pumpkin everything? No, still not quite yet (though HyVee disagrees and is selling them anyway). Long-sleeved shirts and/or sweaters? No, because it’s still 88 degrees outside for some reason (#globalwarming). Leaves falling? Yes, but not my point. It means no-see-um bugs, those godforsaken, awful,… Read More »