People I’ve met along th...

Mar 30, 2011 by

Thievery is a terrible crime. When someone steals from you they invade the inner sanctum of your soul. The things you have worked so...

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11 Thomas Edison Predictions T...

Mar 2, 2011 by

Writing in Cosmopolitan in 1911—then a general-interest magazine— U.S. inventor, Thomas Edison, predicted what the future would...

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A love of cemeteries

Mar 2, 2011 by

My whole life I’ve loved cemeteries. Some people find that morbid. I find it fascinating and life-affirming. I’ve been known to pull...

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People I’ve met along th...

Feb 23, 2011 by

It has been said that in old age a man reflects on his accomplishments. If that is true then the following story and those that come...

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How far is Chernobyl?

Feb 23, 2011 by

Chernobyl nuclear Power Plant was located on the outskirts of the Ukrainian town of Pripyat. April 26th 1986 is the day on which the...

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Excising the “n” word from Huc...

Feb 9, 2011 by

Mark Twain defined a “classic” book as one “which people praise and don’t read.” He should know. How many of you have read...

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THE PICKERS

Feb 9, 2011 by

The picker shouted out to his companion… “Hey Chico, vigilascia fuero para los espinas en estos de la arboles de limon. Hombre, podra...

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The Hemingses of Monticello

Feb 2, 2011 by

Comments on the book, The Hemingses of Montecello by Annette Gordon-Reed It turns out that the stories about Thomas Jefferson I...

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Colleagues

Jan 26, 2011 by

It’s my little dark secret that I have kept away from everyone for years. It’s a little like slipping into a room full of movie stars...

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