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Anyone wonder why our astronauts have not visited the moon since 1970-something? (OK, so I’m not sure of the exact date, but it was many moons ago.)  Instead, we have redirected our exploration efforts toward building and manning (and womanning) an international space station. And I know why. In the largest fraud ever perpetrated on… Continue Reading

Pet Names

At what point in a romantic relationship do people simply lose their names? Is it at the onset of exclusive dating? Does this occur at the six-month anniversary of being together? Does it happen on the subsequent morning of the first pajama party? Once you move in? When you become engaged? Or does it occur… Continue Reading

‘Tis the Season

Ah, the most wonderful time of year is finally upon us. Food, gift giving, family, Santa—oh, and have I mentioned food—what’s not to like? There are parties, trips to the mall, lots of internet shopping and everybody’s in a good mood, right? And it’s during this special season that we think of those less fortunate… Continue Reading

Give Me A Head With Hair….

Any idea why so many of us are quite obsessed with our hair? It’s too long, it’s too short; it’s too curly, it’s too straight; it’s too thick, it’s too thin; it’s too gray, it’s not gray enough (well, no one really complains about that). See what I mean? For women, it’s usually the style… Continue Reading

Our Constitutional Right

Ah, the right to vote. People have literally sacrificed their lives to protect this critical foundation of democracy. I, being a true American who wants to exercise my constitutional right, carefully examine all of the candidates running for office. I read their literature and research their positions before I decide whom to support. So, imagine… Continue Reading

The Man of Steel

Has anybody noticed that a certain someone has been sorely missed of late? When was the last time you heard the phrase, “Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings at a single bound”? What you do hear is, “Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s… Continue Reading


We live in a world filled with lots and lots of noise. It seems like everywhere we go, we are subjected to all kinds of unwanted and distracting sounds. Especially loud ones. We have to live with ear-splitting music (and I use that term loosely) from the car behind us, not to mention the bone-rattling… Continue Reading

Food For Thought

There’s an old adage, “you are what you eat.” And in fact, truer words have never been spoken. Think about it: there is nothing else that dramatically influences your health, well-being and overall makeup than the food you ingest. It not only fuels us, but it keeps us alive and makes us what we are,… Continue Reading

History Lesson No. 1: Geography

Have you ever wondered how various countries and states got their names? Me too. In fact, it has been a lifelong quest for me to find out. Good news! As a result of my extensive research, I can now share my findings with you. Let’s start with the country they now call Crimea. Obviously, there… Continue Reading

History Lesson No. 2: Revolutionary War

In honor of Independence Day, I think it’s important to set the record straight, and dispel many of the myths related to the birth of our great country. First, Paul Revere, who is widely regarded as a hero who warned the townspeople of the impending British invasion, was grossly misquoted. Yes, the “one if by… Continue Reading