Saturday, May 23, 2015

Don't Blink

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Remembering Leonard Nimoy and Mr. Spock

One of my favoritememories growing up was late Saturday night television on PBS, which for several years aired triple episodes of "Star Trek."

While it was aired on channel 17 here and there and at one time used to be filler leading up to prime time on some local networks, it was the three-show mini-marathons on PBS that really hooked me on "Star Trek" and led me to journey with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock on that five-year mission "to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. …"

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I came across an interesting story on a website called "Epoch Times"( in a section devoted to "Beyond Science: Archaeology" with regard to an apocryphal precious metal called orichalcum.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

This past Monday we observed Presidents Day, which is a federal holiday and observed as a state holiday in Pennsylvania as well, but the actual holiday means different things depending upon which state you live in.

I do not want to get ahead of myself, so let us begin by discussing where Presidents Day began and how we went from two presidents and two birthdays to one date that is not even close to either one.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

My cousin Ruth Ann shared an article this week that was quite exciting and offers hope that science will finally catch up with metaphysics and offer proof that our consciousness is not a manifestation of our physical existence and may precede and follow our lives here on Earth.

In other words from a scientific perspective our consciousness is independent of our physical existence. This is an exciting theory and its major proponent is a scientist named Robert Lanza.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

There are many different urban legends told over campfires and during sleepovers. They are used to entertain with scary stories, but many really cannot be traced to one solid source. They always happen to "a friend of a friend" or someone my "family member" knows who knows someone else. When a story starts that way, it is surely a tall tale or an urban legend.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Last week we explored some of the more fanciful beliefs people have about our closest solar system neighbor, the moon.

This beautiful orb when it rises full is a stunning object and has been the subject of romanticism, legend, superstition and wonder for thousands if not millions of years.

While our ability to travel there has removed some of the moon's mysteries, there is still much we do not know about our neighbor, such as how it became our satellite.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

I was listening to a back episode of Coast to Coast AM from over the holiday week, and the guest who was on the show was discussing the idea of a hollow moon, something I heard about and dismissed many years ago. I have to admit though while I found the theories the gentleman purported to be interesting, I am still not convinced that his beliefs are accurate.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Conspiracy theories are a dime a dozen, and those that concern wealth and control of the world are especially attractive to us, the masses of the planet.

There is endless speculation, some not necessarily without merit, regarding these conspiracies which include the Bilderberg Group, the Masons, and of course the Rothschilds. What brought this subject to mind was a recent post on that venerable source of reliable truths, Facebook.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year everyone. I hope the dawn of 2015 brings hope, peace and joy for a happy healthy new year.

We were explaining to my daughter this week about the family traditions for new year's celebrations before Thursday. My wife, Katie, explained why we eat pork on New Year's Day and seafood on New Year's Eve.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

First, I would like to wish all of you a slightly belated but very Merry Christmas. It is difficult to believe in a few short days we will be saying adieu to 2014 and welcoming 2015.

It has been quite a year as several well-known icons and personal inspirations left this world much too soon, and in some cases under circumstances that created such a shockwave of sadness.