The Passing of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, perhaps the greatest scientific mind since Albert Einstein, passed away this morning (March 14) at the age of 76. Someone living to be 76 is not all that extraordinary. Stephen Hawking living to be 76 is extremely extraordinary! You see, Hawking suffered from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) for just about all of his... Continue Reading →


My Lizzie

A personal note: For those of you who are not on my facebook friends list, my wife Elizabeth (my Lizzie) was admitted to the Baxter Regional Medical Center Saturday evening. It seems she has a small rupture in her colon. She is being treated with antibiotics in the hope of avoiding surgery. Surgery would involve... Continue Reading →

I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama is a classic movie from 1948 (the year I was born) starring Irene Dunne. It was also a television series dating back to 1949. I don’t recall seeing the movie growing up, but I do remember watching the TV series. It was one of my mother’s favorite TV shows. It was about... Continue Reading →

The Madness Of King Donald Part Four

I was hoping, perhaps foolishly, that I would not feel the need to continue this series. Foolish me! After all, King Donald will probably be around for at least three more years. There is no way he could go that long without doing something really crazy or really stupid or both. We all thought his... Continue Reading →

Happy birthday, Heidi

Today is my daughter’s 26th birthday. Although I have had no contact with her in over five years, I do want to wish her a happy birthday. Hopefully someone who knows her will see this and relate a message for me. It would be nice if she and I could get together and talk. Maybe... Continue Reading →

The Barbarian

According to the Oxford English dictionary, the origin of the word barbarian is from “Late Middle English (in barbarous (sense 2)): via Latin from Greek barbarous ‘foreign’ + -ous.” Since I am technically a foreigner in America, that makes me a barbarian. I also am a barbarian by ancient heritage. I am descended from one... Continue Reading →

A Voice Crying in The Wilderness

I did the original draft of this post close to two weeks ago, but decided to hold off posting it for reasons that will become clear as we go through the new version below. I want to dedicate this post to those former high school classmates who were on my Facebook “friends” list with whom... Continue Reading →

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