The Kingdom Of Nye Is Silent

The Kingdom of Nye is quiet today. Art Bell has left, and there is but an eerie silence across the land. It was with shock and profound sadness that his passing was announced; of all possible days, on Friday the 13th. How like our king to choose such a date to leave.  Never before in […]

Read More The Kingdom Of Nye Is Silent

Remember To Look Up At The Stars

On January 8, 1942, the 300th anniversary of the death of astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei, Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford, England. This man, who was diagnosed with debilitating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) when he was but twenty-one years old, has been considered the greatest scientist of his day. Cosmologist, physicist, astronomer, mathematician, and […]

Read More Remember To Look Up At The Stars

Gun Control And A National Crisis

Rhetoric from social and mainstream media is running rampant with expected and appropriate outrage over continued senseless killings in the US. The gun control debate has never been hotter, and both sides are at fever pitch on needed laws restricting gun ownership versus rights of the citizenry to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by […]

Read More Gun Control And A National Crisis

James Dean Has been Mandela Effected

Having read about it repeatedly in recent years, I am fairly well-versed in the phenomenon of the Mandela Effect. Regardless of articles read, and listening to testimonies by those who have experienced it, nothing prepared me for my own, personal “what in the name of all that makes sense is going on here?” Mandela Effect […]

Read More James Dean Has been Mandela Effected

Her Ghost: Heaven On The Beach

She was a bright, shiny star in the 1930s and 1940s. In those days, Ginny Sims sang her way into everyone’s heart via radio, singing with the Kay Kyser Orchestra. In time, she developed her own radio shows, and hit the silver screen, becoming a huge star in “B” movies. Sims made her last movie […]

Read More Her Ghost: Heaven On The Beach

When Angels Intervene

I awoke in the middle of the night with incredible abdominal pain. Probably the worst I had ever experienced. Certainly worthy of an immediate trip to the Emergency Room at my local hospital.  Memories of that night still are as vivid as when everything unfolded. No beds available in the ER; I was on a […]

Read More When Angels Intervene

In Her Honor

Every Hallowe’en I offer homage to a remarkable woman. In that tradition, I am reposting, in her honor, my heartfelt tribute. There had been rumors, rustlings of something very bad afoot. Those with whom she had spent a lifetime, and shared in the most intimate of household experiences, from childbirth to preparing a departed loved […]

Read More In Her Honor

Her Story, Her Way

I want you to help me write my obituary. Sure. What would you like to say? Okay, it has to begin with, I was born on a high and windy hill. No. You weren’t born on a high and windy hill. What are you talking about? I was born on a high and windy hill. […]

Read More Her Story, Her Way

His Profile Of Courage

“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans-born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage…” and so it was, the cafeteria at my new school […]

Read More His Profile Of Courage