Monday, October 24, 2016

Don't Blink

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Twelve and a half years to be exact, I was working in my office on a project for my full-time job as a business consultant when the phone rang. On the other end was a familiar voice with whom I spoke occasionally, Times News editor Bob Urban.

While the exact conversation was not recorded, he said something to the effect, "David, we were wondering if you would like to write a column and perhaps freelance for us."

I said, "Bob, I'm flattered, but why me?"

Saturday, June 20, 2015

We are bombarded by so many events in our lives that it is a wonder we are able to function. Because of all this continual stimulation that is magnified by the frenetic pace of today's society, one wonders how we cope with this never-ending stream of information.

What's worse is we do not appreciate what we have in front of us sometimes until it is gone. For me June seems to be the one month of the year that traditionally has been a month of transition and in some cases loss.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sometimes it is interesting how two random events could intersect with each other at just the right moment to make one think, even if it's just a few minutes.

I will begin with a question: What does the Garden of Eden and a research paper from the Journal of Evolutionary Biology have in common? The answer is a serpent's fate.

For those not versed in the Bible, specifically the book of Genesis, the first few chapters are descriptions of the creation story.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

For the longest time I avoided viewing "Ancient Aliens" because I am skeptical that everything on our planet was constructed and developed by extraterrestrial intelligent beings and that we are merely the shadow of those prehistoric visitations.

There are basically three views of where we came from and how we arrived on this planet. The first and oldest version of our origins is the creationist theory in which a divine creator placed us on this planet with all the plants and animals.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Today is Memorial Day, the real holiday and not the convenient one that we celebrate on the last Monday in May so everyone can have a long weekend, picnics, barbecues and parades. No. This is the day set aside by Gen. John Logan to decorate the graves of the fallen men of the Civil War. This is a solemn day, not a joyous one.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

I recently came across an interesting legend about a monk, a punishment and an alleged intercession with the devil which produced one of the most enigmatic tomes in history. Stored in the National Library of Sweden is an infamous religious volume known as the "Devil's Bible." This book also known as the "Codex Gigas" means "Giant Book," but it got its diabolical nickname from the legend that describes its apocryphal origin.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

I have written about the great pyramid in the past and some of the possible alternative theories as to the origin of it and its partners on at Giza.

Historians, dreamers and theorists have speculated about their reason for being, what they mean, how they were built and what they symbolize. Depending on who you speak with, they are burial chambers, possible generators of some sort or just plain monuments.

They are probably some of the most studied constructions in all history because the closer one examines them, the more questions they generate.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

What do Nostradamus, the planets and May 28, 2015, have in common? They are the latest actors in a little prophetic drama that may cause a great cataclysm in a few short weeks around the Pacific Rim, according to some prognosticators.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

This has been a fantastic season for superheroes on television and in the movies. The genre has come a long way from the original "Superman" series of the 1950s when the late George Reeves played the Man of Steel on the small screen opposite Noel Neill's Lois Lane.

It was the first live-action superhero show I remember watching on WVIA. Most of the episodes in the early seasons were black and white, but I can still hear the stirring theme in my head and the opening monologue.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The mystery of life is truly amazing. Every person around us including ourselves is formed from two special cells that join together and begin growing and multiplying in unity until they form a tiny copy of a person who eventually becomes a baby, a new living creature with its own life and personality. Life is such a magical experience. In fact for me, the mystery of life is one of the ultimate universal feats of magic.