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Don't Blink

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I would like to begin by wishing everyone a happy and hopefully rainless Labor Day weekend. It is hard to believe how crazy the summer has been with regards to weather. The unofficial American start to summer was Memorial Day. Three days later the Panther Valley got hammered with hail that was of a size never seen before in Pennsylvania. Even meteorologists remarked how such large hail usually only appears in the midwest.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

What a week this has been. First on my way home from Allentown last Friday, I get caught in a powerful thunderstorm which I was fortunate to skirt around, but not before it started pelting my car with hail in a manner reminiscent of our May storm. Two days later we received another torrential downpour and on Tuesday of all things, the area rocked and rolled from an earthquake centered just northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Now at the time I am writing this column we may be faced with a major hurricane that was bearing down on the East Coast as of Wednesday.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

As I was doing some random surfing I came across some lists of famous and not-so-famous curses that people have attributed to families, events and items over the years. I have written about the infamous Curse of Tecumseh in the past which many know as the Zero Year curse which people claim President Ronald Reagan broke when he survived the shooting by John Hinckley Jr. in 1981. While many feel his survival is proof the curse was broken, I believe this is not necessarily the case.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

"Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone. Without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own …" is the first line or two of a traditional ballad written by Rodgers and Hart in 1935. But a recent paper presented by astronomers proposes that maybe our moon was not alone in the night sky. Astronomers Erik Asphaug and Martin Juzi presented the idea that perhaps the moon was joined by a smaller moon in orbiting the Earth over four and a half billion years ago, but that the two moons eventually collided.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

High finance can be quite boring for most people but for the past few weeks we have all been dragged to the mirror and forced to face some harsh truths. This government is wildly overdrawn and has maxed out its figurative credit cards way beyond the rational ability to reasonably repay them. When our leaders, those we elected, had the opportunity to make a significant change showing us they serve the people, they blinked.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Last week we looked at numbers and how they could be used to provide insights into our personalities and what we want out of life. While I do not believe anything can predict the future, I think that we should be open to the possibilities that there are ways to get further insight into our character

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Carl Jung believed in a universal consciousness in which we all share common archetypes. In a way numerology reflects this idea that numbers are a universal language we all share. I will neither support nor condemn the idea of numerology and am presenting it for you to draw your own conclusions.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Many people read their horoscope in the newspaper which is supposedly based on the movement of the planets through constellations that form a plane called the zodiac. We know our sign and some of us know what type of sign that is, earth, air, water or fire, but there are other systems of classifying our lives that have been used by seers through the ages to help us understand our life's mission. Now depending on your background, these systems may be flights of fancy or seriously believed.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

As I sat at my parent's house on the Fourth of July during our family's picnic watching my daughter Kathryn and my nephew Evan play "Hide and Seek", I thought about how far I have come from my own childhood and simultaneously marveled at them while realizing that I was now the parent instead of the child. Like many of us I realized how time marches forward and my childhood memories of some things are now just that, memories. Many are pleasant, but some are sad.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

While most of us will be celebrating Independence Day with picnics, fireworks and parties on July 4th as we have done most of the time for the last 235 years, we really need to stop and consider the health of this country today.

This country was an infant through its first 74 years or so and then finally fought a bitter puberty at its 84th year that lasted five long bloody years only concluding with a surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.