What's cooking at the Blue Fox Cafe
All about the ins and outs of writing

Archive for the ‘current events’ Category

Does Inoculation Lead to Vaccination?

July 18, 2021

According to Science in the News (Harvard Univ.) Mather learned of the inoculation procedure from one of his West African slaves, who claimed that it was the Turks, who had treated her and many of her fellow Africans with the scratching technique.

Starwatcher 99: Mercury in Retrograde

June 6, 2021

Everybody likes to stargaze. Possibly, this is a popular trend that dates all the way back to the time when man first emerged from the cave and began to build shelters on the open land.

Deadly Bear Attack Near Me

May 3, 2021

To the average American, bees are a greater threat than bears.

Earth Day 2021

April 22, 2021

Right now, it seems to be a race as to whether the collective efforts of mankind or the workings of Mother Nature will be more important in relieving destructive environmental effects upon Planet Earth. 

Prince Philip to be Buried Tomorrow

April 16, 2021

Tomorrow, the 17th of April in 2021, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and husband of Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest. The funeral will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where he will be interred in the Royal Vault.

Pandamonium

July 5, 2020

If these pandas can figure out that facemasks help prevent the spread of coronaviruses, why can’t we.

But Is It Art?

June 27, 2020

One phrase, “art is work” strongly summarizes Milton Glaser’s philosophy – in a nutshell.

Extraterrestrial Messages

June 20, 2020

Strange messages from extraterrestrials can be found everywhere.

Las Vegas – Ghost Town

April 27, 2020

Las Vegas is now a ghost town thanks to the Corona Virus pandemic.

The Day After Earth Day

April 23, 2020

Earth Day has come and gone, which means that it has now been 50 years and one day since we first celebrated this pervasive holiday.

Signs of the Times for Corona Virus

April 9, 2020

A contemporary “Not Wanted” poster makes its appearance in the Mountain West

The Coronavirus Claims a Folksinger

April 8, 2020

John Prine, a noted folksinger from the seventies, has recently passed away, due to complications from the Coronavirus disease.

“And the Best You Can Hope For Is to Die in Your Sleep”, Kenny Rogers

March 22, 2020

In the late sixties, Kenny Rogers underwent a remarkable musical odyssey, from a popular psychedelic-rock band to a profound Nashville storytelling sage.

President Trump and Coronavirus

March 15, 2020

Self-quarantine does not necessarily always mean staying indoors.

Red Panda

February 4, 2020

One can never be over prepared for the ravishing side effects of global warming.

Writing About Volcanoes

January 31, 2020

Volcanoes and other natural disasters generate the most interest when they are most destructive.

Christmas Spiders

December 21, 2019

In places like Germany and Poland the spider web is seen as a harbinger of prosperity and good luck.

Veterans Day: This Bud’s For You

November 11, 2019

Veterans of the Armed Forces deserve a salute and day of honoring.

“Tryin’ To Reason With Hurricane Season”

August 31, 2019

There’s not much we can do about hurricanes except get out of their way, take shelter and perhaps write a song or two about Nature’s awesome power.

Dr. John Gone

June 8, 2019

Dr. John the flamboyant New Orleans musician has passed away at age 77.

The Passing of a Literary Giant; Herman Wouk Dies

May 17, 2019

Herman Wouk was privileged to a very special and colorful life before passing away at age 103.

Earth Day, Cowgirl Poetry, the EPA and Richard Nixon

April 21, 2019

Though they often overlap on the calendar, Earth Day and Cowboy poetry do not share a lot of common ground.

Will Bernie’s Book Sales Put Him in the White House?

April 13, 2019

The next president of the United States will most likely also be a bestselling author.

Health

April 11, 2019

Fresh, clean water is a necessary for a healthy life.

Galaxy

January 27, 2019

The discovery of the Whirled peas Galaxy has excited many astronomers and astrophysicists.

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

December 27, 2018

A White Christmas is not always something to be admired.

Becoming Michelle Obama

December 5, 2018

When it comes to post White House memoirs, Michelle Obama may well prove to be the better half, even though her husband has the better track record in regards to book sales.

When Stars Go Bad

May 26, 2018

Despite the alarming number of stars and celebrities, being citing for amoral conduct, some of the artistic accomplishments from this not-so-elite group will probably stand the test of time.

Tour Guide

February 7, 2018

The eagle loves to fish and is not adverse to obtaining his food by theft.

Happy New Year

January 2, 2018

The New Year is here and as we head back to whatever we do during the year, it might be wise to stop, pause and ponder where we are headed.