Wednesday, October 16, 2019



Veterans Day

"Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy, forget in time that men have died to win them." --Franklin Delano Roosevelt Veterans Day salutes those who have died in the service of their country. Originally called "Armistice Day," intended to mark the anniversary of the truce that brought...

Man vs. Nature

Every time there is a busy hurricane season, the non-scientists among us begin to put on their Mr. Wizard caps and suggest ideas to wipe the monster storms off the map before they reach land. The latest plan, according to an article from AOL News, (which the rest of the world...
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Remembering 9/11

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was awakened by a ringing telephone. I had fallen asleep on the couch the night before, having watched some mindless classic sitcom on TVLand or Nick at Nite, most likely, and the television was still on. The call had come from my...

After September 11th

Well, there has certainly been a great deal of reaction to my earlier essay on the families of 9/11 victims and the continual search for blame. Whether you agreed or disagreed with my original idea, the responses were lucid and respectful, and that is always appreciated. I wanted to follow...

Slim Fast ‘Sheds’ Whoopi

The makers of Slim-Fast diet products have fired Whoopi Goldberg as their pitchman after the comedienne made fun of George W. Bush at a Democratic fund raiser. Apparently, during her performance, she used the president's last name as a sexual reference. "We are disappointed by the manner in which Ms....

Why I Love Her

We do not always agree. We can't possibly agree on everything. I hope we all are able to find at least a little common ground when it comes to celebrating the independence of our country. I thought the most appropriate way to mark the occasion is to print a poem...
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