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Saturday, March 27, 2010

This week so far has been one that has been quite interesting and to some degrees frustrating for me. It amazes me how little some remember about government and its basic forms. Indulge me as I relate some definitions from the Random House Dictionary.

A republic is "a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them."

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I think for many of us it is rare to be able to trace our history completely back to some satisfying origin due to historical events and in many cases disasters. But most of us with some diligence can make progress at least on some branches back through a history that could be several generations old. My latest contemplations were triggered by a television show, a conversation and a search.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's hard to believe another winter has come and gone, but with the months of December and February I think most of us are happy to get a respite from snow and ice. Granted we were spared the heavy snows that socked Baltimore and Philadelphia at the beginning of last month, we still got our fair share of mess.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

While the real Venus de Milo is safely residing in the Louvre in France, a neighborhood in Rahway, New Jersey was able to see her late last week when a family decided building a snowman just was too ordinary and instead sculpted a replica of the Venus de Milo out of snow. The statue stood on their front lawn in all her glory until an anonymous complaint brought police to their door. Apparently their artistic flair wasn't shared in the neighborhood and the officer asked the family to make Ms. de Milo more presentable.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The last time I checked many of us were struggling to keep our financial heads above water and many of us are looking for full-time jobs and praying the economy turns around and we get solid jobs increasing in our country again.

The last thing that I'm sure many of us want to know is how well our bureaucrats and leaders can spend our tax dollars so forgive me in advance for sharing this little tidbit that made the news this week.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

There are two levels of magic that exist in a sense. Magic as the art of the conjurer is an illusion created by the practitioner that appears to subvert or violate natural laws such as the vanishing of a small object or the transformation of an object. Magic spelled with a "k" or magick is that which is attributed to wizards, witches and sorcerers and is the manipulation of the known physical universe through supernatural means. This type of magician may define magick as the use of the will to bring about transformation or change within the natural world.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

While most of us spent at least one day snowbound this week, I came across some items that I thought would be interesting to discuss this week.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

If asked what subject I thought was the most important one to study or the one I liked most when I was in school, I probably would have said I love literature. I liked history but not to the extent of literature up until 11th. grade.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

This isn't a good week for Sandusky, Ohio folks as two bizarre stories made the Associated Press wire.

n the "Meteor Falling on Head" file, a 47 year old woman named Deborah McDonald left a bar where she was with a group who was celebrating her winning an $8,000 prize in an Ohio lottery game show and was struck and killed by a car while she was walking on the side of a road.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I wonder if you happen to catch Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" monologue on the race in Massachusetts hours before the election where he practically predicted Scott Brown's defeat of Martha Coakley in the special election to fill the late Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy's seat.

It was a very funny bit before even the first vote was cast, but it was a good prediction of what was to come the next day.