Saturday, November 13, 2010
Last month was Kathryn's third birthday and the theme of the month chosen by my daughter was pirates. She wanted to dress up as a pirate so we took the idea for our annual October theme. This year was a fun birthday as she has finally reached the age where she wants to engage with the occasion and open presents. Up to this point she was shy about the excitement, but that all changed with magic number three.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
This week was quite interesting and it began with a conversation on the overnight radio show "Coast to Coast" with George Noory.
It was an old show and the topic was ancient technologies with author Jonathan Gray. Gray was an archaeologist who has advanced charges that the scientific community is purposely suppressing artifacts and evidence of actual advanced state of ancient civilizations.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The way the calendar falls this year is somewhat fitting. Tomorrow is Halloween or All Hallows' Eve which is traditionally the time when the veil between our world and spirit world grows thin and allows communication with the dead or so it is popularly believed.
Those towns which don't view it as a disposable holiday will celebrate trick or treat tomorrow night and everyone will have a good time dressing up in costumes and scaring each other.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Up until last week my columns on unidentified flying objects were sparse. I might have written one or two before in the years of writing, but that would be about it.
You may not realize it, but these columns typically are written a few days before you are reading it and last week's column was written around the time that New York City became the focal point for hundreds, if not thousands, of skywatchers.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I read an interesting article before I wrote this column that called into question whether drugs is the only solution for helping people to heal. The author postulated that the Big Pharma companies which comprise 10 of the top 500 wealthiest companies in America are using drugs to prevent people and health care from exploring alternative healing methods or holistic approaches to medicine. The article points out that drug companies spend more marketing their magic pills than they do in research and development.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
October can be considered the season of the weird I suppose in that our thoughts tend to turn to the bizarre, the spooky or just plain weird this time of the year.
I'm not a huge UFO person, but from time to time things catch my eye that draw my interest toward unidentified flying objects if only for a little while. Several recent news items have caught my eye and I wanted to take the time this week to share them with you and ask what you think about them.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
These days the airwaves are alive with ghost busters exploring cemeteries, abandoned hospitals, asylums, forts and prisons looking for the ultimate thrill, unmistakable evidence of life beyond the grave, namely a ghost or an entity. It definitely makes for interesting television especially as we move into the season of Halloween. Unfortunately the glut of television shows compress hours and hours of waiting into 60 minutes of seemingly crazy adventure. In real life, the situation is usually far from this glamorized ideal.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I was talking with some friends last week and we were discussing the differences in generations. Our ages were five to 10 years apart and I realized how much life has evolved in just the past 30 years. A few years ago I wrote a column about all the changes my great grandmother witnessed in 90 years of life on this planet, but as time has continued to move forward, the changes continue at what seems to be a continually accelerating pace and not all of them for the good.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Regular readers may recall in an earlier column I wrote about the Japanese art of paper folding known as Origami. If you remember the word origami is derived from the Japanese words "ori" for folding and "kami" for paper. There are related arts though to just paper folding which have interested me through my life although I learned about them through origami. In this column, I want to discuss an interesting new pastime that has piqued my interest in recent years. At least the art is new for me, but in reality it is not "new" in that it has been around for ages.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Society is so fast paced and we have such a tendency to look for the "next new thing" that we sometimes miss the old things that are still good such as films.
Kathryn was watching a children's show on PBS before we ate dinner last Friday and after we got done cleaning up in the kitchen, we returned to the living room to settle in and watch some television for the evening. Normally we watch something on TLC or the Food Network, but we coincidentally ended up in the room just in time to catch the film "Arsenic and Old Lace".