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Give Me Liberty or Give Me a Sleazy Lawyer

August 1, 2021

The year, 2021, seems to be a particularly bad time to be practicing law, as law suits are running rampart, but good legal advice seems in short supply.

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.

George Washington and the Deadly Smallpox Outbreak of 1776

July 15, 2021

By 1777, the idea of inoculation had taken root on this side of the Atlantic, but still the controversial process was distrusted by many. Despite the unfavorable opinions, Washington and his military staff decided on inoculating all new recruits to the Continental Army.

Not Remembering the Past

June 27, 2021

Looking back at our brief human existence on the planet, there appear to be many recurring trouble spots that might recreate past disasters. 

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.

Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Eclipses, Oh My

May 26, 2021

The next full moon on Wednesday May 26, 2021, will be known as the Super Flower Blood Moon 2021. Sounds ominous for sure, but first let’s examine what is really going on.

It’s Kinda Like Living in a Third World Country

May 9, 2021

However, I must confess I did make it to Utah’s Mormon capitol, where the state capitol and the religious center are distanced by just a few city blocks, (forget separation of state and religion) in one piece.

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.

The Spanish Flu: 100 Years Later

July 22, 2020

Much can be learned by comparing COVID-19 with the Spanish Flu.

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 Messaging

June 11, 2020

Morse Code was the very basis for our computer codes and extraterrestrial messages that are in use today.

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.

The Spanish Influenza: The Epidemic That Shook the World

March 3, 2020

The Spanish Influenza of 1918 and 1918 is the largest pandemic ever.

George Washington Revisited

February 22, 2020

It is quite possible that George Washington was our most enigmatic president.

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.

Family

December 29, 2019

They’re cute as can be, but don’t get too close.

Gimme Some of That Old Time Religion (but not too much)

December 21, 2019

As WWII was drawing to a close, Louis Jordan released two musical numbers skillfully satirizing rural, black religion.

Christmas Spiders

December 21, 2019

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

“Ride ‘Em Cowboy”

November 26, 2019

Ride ‘Em Cowboy, the 1941 Western spoof, helped introduce black singers and performers to mainstream American audiences.

Is This the First Rock and Roll Song?

November 16, 2019

“You can have my money, you can have my honey, but let me rock and roll”

Every Picture Tells a Story

November 14, 2019

The life of Hercules Posey, George Washington’s cook, tells us a lot about slavery during and after the Revolutionary War