Monthly Archives: June 2011

Your Own Reality TV Show

There was a time when we escaped the trials and tribulations of our everyday lives by tuning into the fictional lives of characters on network television shows.  We could enjoy the idyllic life of Mayberry, where the biggest concern was … Continue reading

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The Challenged One

I have often wondered, when they plant my tombstone; if the polished granite will be etched with the words “he led his life at the end of a leash.”  That is not to say that I led a life tethered, but … Continue reading

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The Third Theory of Relativity

By no means have I ever pretended to be a brilliant physicist or mathematical genius.  For the most part, I am thrilled to just have my checkbook balance!  Nonetheless, I am an amateur astronomer and an avid reader of scientific … Continue reading

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The Great Microwave Conspiracy

We have had the man on the grassy knoll, Area 51, and even Kirstie not winning “Dancing with the Stars” this year.  The world is rife with conspiracy theories that abound and persist.  We are simply captivated by the thought … Continue reading

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The Earth is Flat

I am a serious student of history and geography.  The former avocation is the result of a fascination with those that preceded us, the challenges they faced, and the courage they showed in moving forward.  The latter passion comes about … Continue reading

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The Magic Half Percent

My passion for reading is second only to my love of writing.  I have recently begun reading a book that explains the intricacies of astronomy for those who have never studied the science.  I was intrigued by one passage that … Continue reading

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The Old Geezer on the Park Bench

I went to a high school that was located in a downtown area.  One of our greatest privileges was that we were on an open campus.  During lunchtime we would journey out into a park that sat across the street … Continue reading

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