Monday, March 27, 2017

Don't Blink

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.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

George Orwell was born 110 years ago this past week - on June 25 to be exact. Orwell's prolific work "1984" was something we all read in high school, but didn't really believe could happen in the 20th century United States.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Irony has its moments. For example, a week or so ago a colleague locked her keys inside her car. Not having AAA or any type of driving support program, she asked me and another colleague if we could assist her in getting her locked door open.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I don't know where to begin this week. At the end of last week, it took a Federal judge to compel Health and Human Services Secretary Katherine Sebelius to do the moral thing and put 10 year old Sarah Murnaghan on the adult transplant list hopefully improving her chances for getting a lung transplant in the next three to five weeks which is the time doctors say she has left.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Some bizarre and interesting science stories are making the rounds this weekend. First and foremost if fishing for exotic fish is your passion, you are late for a fishing derby with the United States Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. This weekend is the first derby to capture the predatory snakehead fish dubbed the "Fishzilla". This Asian originating fish has no natural predators and its population has exploded in the Virginia headwaters wreaking havoc on the natural environment.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I was originally going to write my column this week by trying to explain how in the world our tiny towns have recently been living down to the newest business enterprise of manufacturing poison for profit. In just a matter of weeks, at least four meth labs have been exposed with one exploding in a residential neighborhood. Many of us are asking why. The reasons are several but it boils down to one thing. We all need to put down our coffee cups and look in the mirror for a moment.