Monday, February 20, 2017

Men who were Wrong

"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
— Charles H. Duell, Director of US Patent Office 1899

"Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote."
— Grover Cleveland, 1905
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
— Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros Pictures, 1927

"There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom."
— Robert Miliham, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923

"Heavier than air flying machines are impossible."
— Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, 1895

"Ruth made a big mistake when he gave up pitching."
— Tris Speaker, 1921

"The horse is here today, but the automobile is only a novelty - a fad."
— President of Michigan Savings Bank advising against investing in the Ford Motor Company

"What use could the company make of an electric toy?"
— Western Union, when it turned down rights to the telephone in 1878

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Tuvya Miller's Yamakas

Oh, the people and things one sees at Starbucks.

I met Tuvya Miller while coworking at Starbucks (the one on Dempster just west of Crawford). What a coincidence! He was wearing his Starbucks yamaka.

He mentioned he has many with brands on them. Some favorites include the watermelon-patterned one and the one with the Google Chrome symbol on it.

I appreciate his observance of religious tradition with a nod to secular contemporary culture and his personal style.

Nice to meet you, Tuvya. Thanks for the conversation.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

New healthy eating podcast: ASK CHELLE

My Health Hack’s partner, nutritionist Michelle Gillespie, and I are starting a podcast: ASK CHELLE.

It’s new, so some things are still being worked out. Currently we think we’ll do one episode per month, but we might bump it up to two soon. For now we’ll post on SoundCloud and under “ASK CHELLE” at

We have enough questions to get started, but I invite you to submit questions about whatever you’re wondering about for our next episode.  Sugar. Fat. Protein, Carbs. Whatever you’re pondering, bring it on. Submit your questions to We'll give you a shout out, if we use your question, or possibly even if we don't, unless you prefer to be anonymous.

I’ll let you know here as soon as when Episode 1 is posted.

It's a new year. Let's get healthy.