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The Most Important News of the Day: Clyde Tombaugh

The Most Important News of the Day: Clyde Tombaugh
July 15, 2015
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On Tuesday, Clyde Tombaugh visited Pluto, or at least his ashes did. When I was a kid, in school, we …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Prayers for Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Sunday Morning Opera:  Prayers for Dmitri Hvorostovsky
June 28, 2015
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Because of my melanoma, there are three people who did not die of it. Melanoma is a horrible death, the …Read the Rest

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June 18, 1815: The Day the World Changed

June 18, 1815:  The Day the World Changed
June 18, 2015
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“…”In the course of the evening the duke asked my father for a map of the country and went into …Read the Rest

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What If It’s ‘Fake’ Science?

What If It’s ‘Fake’ Science?
June 15, 2015
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“…“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies …Read the Rest

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Today Is My Father’s Birthday

Today Is My Father’s Birthday
June 11, 2015
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My father would be 91 today.  He lost his battle with Alzheimer’s on October 18. Every year, on his birthday, …Read the Rest

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John Glenn (hero) Verses Ken Ham (idiot)

John Glenn (hero) Verses Ken Ham (idiot)
June 8, 2015
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    “…”I don’t see that I’m any less religious by the fact that I can appreciate the fact that science …Read the Rest

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The Sky Is Falling & I Can’t Get Up

The Sky Is Falling & I Can’t Get Up
May 27, 2015
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Okay, I admit it. I enjoy baiting global warming alarmists. It’s fun.  A volcano on Isabelle Island, in the Galapagos, …Read the Rest

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Money Talks, Right?

Money Talks, Right?
May 18, 2015
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I think by now we all know the real reason Oklahoma oil typhoon (note the word typhoon) Harold Hamm’s former …Read the Rest

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Just Who Is Most Important?

Just Who Is Most Important?
April 28, 2015
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I am not a fan of narcissistic tourism involving the over-indulging of well-heeled men and women, well toned, physically fit, …Read the Rest

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Dr. Oz, Vitamins, Alternative Medicine & the Growing Power of Skeptics

Dr. Oz, Vitamins, Alternative Medicine & the Growing Power of Skeptics
April 26, 2015
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Once in awhile we just need to follow the bouncing ball, no matter where it takes, us, bouncing along, from …Read the Rest

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Obesity, Longevity, & Dementia

Obesity, Longevity, & Dementia
April 24, 2015
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We’ve all heard the quip, die young and leave a beautiful corpse.  I guess, when a person is obese, but …Read the Rest

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More on Elder Abuse

More on Elder Abuse
April 22, 2015
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About ten years ago, a wonderful woman I knew, who was quite elderly, but extremely with it, was ill.  Her …Read the Rest

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The Irrational War on Sugar

The Irrational War on Sugar
March 29, 2015
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First things first, Alzheimer’s Disease is not ‘rampant’. It is not an epidemic, and most people will not contract it.  …Read the Rest

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The Food Police & Their Stupid Rules

The Food Police & Their Stupid Rules
March 15, 2015
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Burger King has dropped soda for lowfat chocolate milk, milk, or apple juice in their Happy Meals. Oh, it is …Read the Rest

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An Open Letter to Lindsey

An Open Letter to Lindsey
March 13, 2015
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Dear Lindsey; We have been friends for many years.  I was the second person you called when you first decided …Read the Rest

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Going Nuts About DST

Going Nuts About DST
March 9, 2015
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I’m writing this at 7:20PM on Sunday evening.  It is not quite dark, yet – thank heavens.  Okay, I confess, …Read the Rest

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Life Goes On

Life Goes On
March 5, 2015
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Yeah, ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra La-la how the life goes on Yeah, ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra …Read the Rest

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Should Fat Women Be Allowed to Live?

Should Fat Women Be Allowed to Live?
March 1, 2015
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“…Fat people are selfish people …just as most extremes and excesses are not tolerated nor should society excuse this new …Read the Rest

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Where No One Has Gone Before…

Where No One Has Gone Before…
February 28, 2015
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Space… the final frontier. These are the continuing voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new …Read the Rest

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Mental Illness and Family Responsibility

Mental Illness and Family Responsibility
February 18, 2015
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I am prefacing this post with the following: I never paid attention to the life story of Chris Kyle, until …Read the Rest

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Confessions of a Data Hog

Confessions of a Data Hog
February 12, 2015
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Woe is me.  Once upon a time – last week, I had a working MacBook Pro 17″ with a 700GB …Read the Rest

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The Problem of Harper Lee & Other Seniors

The Problem of Harper Lee & Other Seniors
February 6, 2015
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Having spent the past four years of my life dealing with my father, who had Alzheimer’s Disease, and my mother …Read the Rest

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Measles: Why All the Anti Vax Hype?

Measles:  Why All the Anti Vax Hype?
February 3, 2015
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The current outbreak of Ebola, which is finally tapering off, has a mortality rate of approximately 70%.  The same individuals …Read the Rest

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The Insanity of Global Warming

The Insanity of Global Warming
January 29, 2015
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It’s like this global warming has stalled – or has it.  If it has, global warming advocates refuse to even …Read the Rest

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The Stupidity of Global Warming Hysteria

The Stupidity of Global Warming Hysteria
January 27, 2015
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“… Minnie Freeman safely led thirteen children from her schoolhouse to her home, one half mile (800 m) away. The …Read the Rest

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Android vs. Apple

Android vs. Apple
January 25, 2015
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Approximately 3 years ago I made the mistake of buying a Galaxy Tab 7 from Verizon.  I needed a cellular …Read the Rest

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I’m Sick of Liberals, Conservatives & Intellectual Dishonesty

I’m Sick of Liberals, Conservatives & Intellectual Dishonesty
January 24, 2015
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Minions of the far right are bullies, plain and simple.  Trust me, I’ve spent the past decade or so, being …Read the Rest

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The Great Vaccine Debate

The Great Vaccine Debate
January 23, 2015
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I have no children, so I don’t have a real position here.  I suspect, though, if I did, I would …Read the Rest

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The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender

The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender
January 18, 2015
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I am fascinated by the history of fashion.  What people wear and wore is more than couture, it is about …Read the Rest

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Die You Nazi Cow!

Die You Nazi Cow!
January 14, 2015
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Sorry, but I couldn’t help the title.  It was just to much fun.  I guess regular readers have noticed that …Read the Rest

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