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Saturday, September 21, 2013

I was performing a card trick for an activities person I met at a resort earlier this year. Basically I pulled out three cards and had him shuffle a deck and deal a pile onto the table. When he stopped, I had him pick up that pile of cards and to deal them into three piles. When he finished, we turned over the top card of each pile and as he exposed the cards, I turned over the predictions and each matched in color and suit.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I have many interests in my life sometimes but besides magic, two of my favorite hobbies are game designing and puzzle crafting. Game designing at this point is not something I have actively pursued recently but more of an academic interest. I love reading books on game design especially board games.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Well the official summer season has ended with the celebration of Labor Day last weekend. I want to apologize to those of you who were looking for my column last weekend but a technical glitch caused by a gremlin caused it to not make it in the newspaper.

In the words of that lovable squirrel Rocky, "And now here's something we hope you really like…"

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Do you believe in angels?

They are not confined to the Bible as some ancient beings that were here at some point but now are gone.

Many of us still do this day believe that angels watch over us, protect us if we wish and act in the affairs of humanity when needed. An Associated Press poll conducted in 2011 showed at that time that 8 in 10 people believe in angels. That's 80% of our population and while one might think that is skewed by religion, four out of ten non-religious folks also believe.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

I have been thinking about several things this past week and it occurred to me how far gone from integrity and honesty we have really fallen in this country as a whole. No, this is not a surprise nor a revelation that I just discovered in the past few days, but it is an evolution over the past several years that has brought us to this place in time.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Last week I wrote about the Rod Serling series, "Twilight Zone" and I provided a list of top ten episodes from TIME magazine's website. If you are an old Twilight Zone fan like me, I hope that jogged your memory about your favorite episodes as well.

If you are new to the show, you can check it out in a variety of places. IMDb, the movie and television database, has many of the episodes streaming online for free. If you have Netflix or Hulu, you can see them there as well and on the SyFy channel.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

"There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone."Rod Serling

How many of you remember that opening that introduced the world to the fantasy genius of Rod Serling?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Americans spend millions of dollars each year on expensive elixirs and ointments to solve some common problems that we all experience at one time or another when you probably have some inexpensive products in your closets and cupboards that will perform the same thing without the synthetic chemicals that we have all become accustomed to using every day.

The tricks and tips I am describing in this column are not dangerous but I would still advise you to use your head and try them at your own risk. I will not be responsible for misuse of the tips in the following paragraphs.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mathematics causes some people to cringe when the subject is broached. People for some reason have a fear of numbers and calculations, and I have to admit that when I was a student in school, math could be really difficult at times. It's amazing that many of us have this loathing for calculations, yet without mathematics almost every advance and every breakthrough would be impossible. Numbers are at the core of everything in life, in our world and in the universe. If God exists, then He must be a mathematician, because everything around us is built by the numbers.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Two days ago we celebrated the birthday of our country, the United States of America, by observing this national holiday with picnics, celebrations and fireworks.

Two hundred thirty seven years ago, fifty six brave men representing the thirteen original colonies signed this document which severed our ties with King George III and caused the war of Rebellion or American Revolution to continue for another seven years. These freedom fighters or revolutionaries risked life, limb and property to stand up for what our freedom.