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Saturday, September 8, 2012

It was a day after we replaced the first fish which died that Katie first noticed the ick on the fish. Ick is a parasite that looks like spores which attach to the fish. While not initially mortal to the fish if left unchecked the environment will breed the spores and eventually the ick spores will kill their marine hosts. Initially only one fish had the spores, but that did not last too long.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

I have had pets most of my life. Granted the early part of my life we really shared family pets, but we considered them ours as well. When I moved out on my own, there was a brief period of time I had no pets. When I got married the first time I ended up with a dog and two cats and for a time there was a bird, a newt and some other assorted wildlife in the house at one time or another. So I have had experience with most types of pets, but the successful care of one type of animal has eluded me.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Well the world didn't end two weeks ago during a late night tsunami. California is still in one piece as is Australia which just goes to show that even psychics make mistakes.

Of course, the back pedaling began even before last Saturday when the initial prediction was hedged by claiming that the actual prediction was that there would be a 104 hour warning of the actual tsunami and that the warning never started so the psychic was not exactly wrong. That is a new twist on making a prediction.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

"I'm going to write a book about Summit Hill and put in it photographs of the old days so people can see where we came from," or words to that effect greeted me when I walked into the Summit Hill Historical Society one day in 2008 to see my cousin Lee Mantz in one of his favorite places studying the photographs and cataloging them in the museum's collection. Within a year he successfully published this volume which is still available in the museum, and he completed his goal of cataloging and providing stories with the historical photos he loved.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I've written about the dangers and foolhardiness of predictions before in previous columns but this one I could not just let slip by unnoticed.

I was speaking to a fellow paranormal investigator this week, and he told me about a prediction that was posted on Monday on a website called "Above Top Secret" at . At the time I saw it on Tuesday evening, the prediction was trending as one of the hot topics on this website.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

It is hard to believe it is the beginning of August. Where is the year going so quickly?

When I was young, I never believed my folks when they told me how fast the years fly when you get older. Now I am starting to understand that as I watch the months fly past. My little one is four and a half years old and getting ready for another year of preschool.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I saw the new Batman movie last week and while I'm not going to share any spoilers in this column, I just want to say it was an awesome and fitting ending to the three movie arc created by Chris Nolan who has outdone himself again with a good solid quality film.

Of all my favorite super hero characters growing up, Spiderman and Batman had to be two of my favorites, so this summer when both movies were released within three weeks of each other it was like a little taste of cinematic heaven.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I was surfing the web last night and found a fascinating story that adds yet another anecdotal experience to the case for life after death and begs the questions as to whether we live on.

According to the website Paranormal Review (, Faye Aldridge author of "Real Messages From Heaven" revealed her husband was diagnosed in 2005 with cancer and died about 21 days after the diagnosis.

Within the first hours after his death both his neurosurgeon Dr. Arthur Cushman and oncologist Dr. Carl Willis claim they were visited by the recently deceased.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Is the Ouija board a portal to the unknown, a guidepost to the unconscious or an opening to the supernatural world? The modern Ouija board is a toy manufactured and trademarked by Hasbro and introduced in 1890 by Elijah Bond.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their powers from the consent of the governed.