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Reflection is More Than A Face In a Mirror

“Out on the road today, I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac. A little voice inside my head said Don’t look back You can never look back.” Don Henley If you are of a certain age, like me, you know what this song is talking about. You can’t go back to your youth. Everything … Continue reading

Research – Why Do We Do It?

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? Albert Einstein The definition of the word research gives no clue at all of what a  satisfying pastime it can be. diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, … Continue reading

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20 Moments in Antiquity

Wow, you’re OLD! This from my 5-year-old grandson when he asked me if I ever watched black & white TV. (the answer was yes)   (and I was 57 at the time)  (so…um…yeah…) I don’t feel old. And age is what you feel, right? When you’re done reading this post, leave a comment about how old you … Continue reading

Is it a Gadget or a Gizmo?

Hand me that thingamabob over there. If you had a dad who had a workshop in the basement, or the garage, then you probably heard this phrase a lot.  I know I did. And, I think my dad assumed I had psychic abilities.  I didn’t.  And my tool naming skills never quite made it above … Continue reading

Is Alchemy Real?

  What do you think of when you see the word alchemy?  Potions. Sorceresses. Wizards. Magic. Yes, fantasy uses the notion of alchemy to conjure up scenes of intrigue and mystical goings-on. But what if it’s true…that we can change one thing into another? Well, don’t we do that ALL THE TIME? Have you ever … Continue reading

What Secret Ingredient Should You Use in Your Writing?

What is the reason you write? To sell? To amuse? To generate a mailing list? All of the above? You want your readers to keep coming back to your site. Or continue to read your books. So you spend valuable time at the keyboard.  Writing. Thinking. Writing. Until you come up with a great piece. … Continue reading

We Are the Maintenance Crew for our Spaceship

“There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.” ~ Marshall McLuhan We take care of things we love. Our shoes, our cat, our phone. Conserving these things is essential to happiness. Conservation is the careful utilization of something that results in the preservation of it’s integrity. And yet, when we think about … Continue reading

Do You Have the Question?

Pop Culture alert! Do you know what has a 50th anniversary today? On March 30 in 1964 the most popular * quiz show on American TV debuted. The category is: WORDS The answer is: danger of loss, harm, or failure The question is: What is JEOPARDY? Did you bet more than $1.00? Yay! You’re today’s … Continue reading

Are You Irish? Or Celtic?…And What’s the Difference?

The word Celtic has a much bigger connotation than a person from Ireland. There are people with Celtic heritage all over the world. So if your family came from Ireland…yes, you are a Celt. But if you’re from western France? Or northern Portugal? Yep, you may be Celtic! And Scotland, Wales, and England?  Definitely.  There … Continue reading

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