The Federalist Papers

Michael Knowles welcomes Ben Shapiro to his monthly book club. They have a trenchant discussion of The Federalist Papers, which has been on my TBR list for a couple years.

WordPress’ New Editor – Ugh

I tried for the second time to start a new blog with WordPress. This used to be a snap, but new blogs by default use the new, horrible block editor that makes working with a blog a lot harder to format. I’m sure I can do a bunch of tutorials to learn, but I consider learning to use something I’ve used for 10 years without much problem a big waste of time.

I suppose the software engineers needed a project, but there’s wisdom in “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” For the new blog, I want a simple template with a main space for posts and a small sidebar. I chose the same Theme used for this blog, but it gave me three squares across. That could work for a more visual blog, but this one’s mainly text.

I suppose I should download my blog files regularly in case I’m switched over and must abandon ship. What’s awful is I just paid my annual fee last month and I may be out the door in a couple months.

If You’re Going to Buy a Car

Unless you’re a shark or master negotiator, you’re probably naive when it comes to buying a car. While there must be some honest car dealers, the field is full of scoundrels, who’ll try to get as much as they can out of you by adding on all kinds of ridiculous fees. This video shows you what they are so you’re empowered to Just Say No.

Even though I’m not in the market for a car, I found this video fascinating. It explains how to negotiate when you’re planning to pay cash to buy a car. Kevin Hunter takes you through the process step by step so you don’t waste money.