Lucid Dream Update – The Baby

By | September 1, 2016

Dreams are weird. Here’s proof by way of example: I had a dream a couple nights ago that I was at my dad’s place. I was just there, hanging out with the fam…and then I had a baby. I don’t mean I “had” a baby, like I was pregnant and gave man-birth, or I adopted… Read More »

Live Well and SHINE ON with Kim Garin

By | August 17, 2016

This whole Bert Betterman thing has been great for me…and hopefully at least semi-okay for readers too. It’s been good fun, good learning, and an opportunity for self-expression that’s really helped me remember who I am and develop the future of me along the way. Lately, though, I’ve discovered how much projects like this can… Read More »

Betterman Does Braces…As an Adult

By | July 17, 2016

I often get asked by my friends, family, and coworkers, “What’s it like wearing braces?” This usually comes from those who either never had braces or those who did but had them so long ago – the appropriate time to have them – that they have since forgotten. Now that I got my braces off this… Read More »

Betterman’s Quest for the Lucid Dream

By | July 10, 2016

I had a dream as a teenager that is still crystal clear in my mind today. Suddenly I was falling from high above the ocean, utterly terrified of what was about to happen. Even my dream self, it seems, knew enough about water and surface tension to be afraid of falling into it at terminal velocity,… Read More »

Random Better Thoughts 2

By | June 29, 2016

It happened! Y’all, I am so thrilled at this moment! It’s awesome when a plan comes together, and today, stars aligned, chips fell where I told them to (not just where they may), and Humpty Dumpty put himself back together again! Remember when I wrote Random Better Thoughts 1, and I said I was going… Read More »

Emerging Threat of Fake Online Reviews

By | June 25, 2016

After researching and writing about the light-hearted topic of death for the past few weeks, something serious has come to my attention. I need to put down the lollipops and gumdrops today and get real with you all for a moment. There has been a subversive movement growing right underneath our eyes, a force silently threatening… Read More »

Bert Betterman’s New Home and Alltop Listing

By | June 8, 2016

After a few weeks of hard work, Bert Betterman finally owns his own home. He’s still learning how to take care of it, but it’s starting to finally feel like…well…home. In case you’re wondering, yes, I’m talking about the website upon which you’re reading this very post right now, the all new Bert Betterman! The… Read More »

Is Death Really Inevitable?

By | June 3, 2016

As early as three and a half billion years ago, life happened. Unless, of course, you are a Creationist, but for the sake of this little thought experiment, indulge me, will you? Earth was just a bunch of matter and energy doing matter and energy stuff, and then, somehow or another, some of that stuff… Read More »

Random Better Thoughts 1

By | May 6, 2016

I’m not really sure if there will be a Random Better Thoughts 2, if this will be a series or not, but I always like to leave options open for expansion. Why limit it, right? And if I just title it Random Better Thoughts, and then do decide to have a follow up, You’ll see… Read More »