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With the weekend coming up many of us are looking forward to activities like doing yardwork, spending time with the family or trying to master hitting a golf ball with that pesky two iron. But … more
One of the all time classic American sitcoms was The Honeymooners which debuted in 1955. Way before television was in color, this black and white peek into the world of Ralph Kramden was a big hit in … more
The nursery rhyme that most of us remember pleads for the rain that ruins outdoor playtime to go away. As a compromise, knowing that even a five-year-old knew that precipitation was inevitable, we … more
Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 coined the phrase “The pen is mightier than the sword.” He used it to profess that communication, in this case with a writing implement, was more effective and … more
Most of us are familiar with Mount Rushmore. The huge sculpture carved into a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota depicts the faces of four presidents. From left to right are Washington, … more
It is only natural that as a writer I make it a point to collect interesting words. Epitome, umbrage and zenith are examples. But some words are just plain weird, and I would be hard-pressed to use … more
It is that time of year. Spring has sprung. Baseball is back. Bulbs that were planted last Fall have broken through the soil to welcome the sunlight. Trees and bushes are showing the first green … more
The telephone has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up we had one telephone in the house. It hung on the wall in the kitchen, so it was easily accessible. Years later a … more
It may sound like I am full of baloney, but Americans eat more that 300 million sandwiches a day. Since there are about 331 million people in our country, that means many of us are consuming one a … more
World-wide panic set in as we approached the year 2000. Fearing that computers around the world would not be able to recognize the digits that make up 2000, pundits warned of a catastrophe. They … more
In 1968 Stanley Kubrick released the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. It is a futuristic look at space travel, computers and the existence of alien life on other planets. Ironically as NASA puts rovers on … more
A few weeks ago, I was glued to my television to watch the Mars rover Perseverance land on the red planet's surface. With modern camera technology earthlings were able to watch the descent to the … more
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