My Family Garden

Since the time my mother made me stay home at age 10 and clean out the flower beds, I developed an affinity for gardening (naturally, I prefer the fancier description: horticulturist).  This year, son Leonard has taken an interest in gardening

Newton Mixed Science & Religion

If you missed it, there was an interesting story of science and religion in the USA Today… Evidently, someone discovered 300 year-old manuscripts from Isaac Newton where he calculated the exact date of the apocalypse, detailed the precise dimensions of

Blog with New Style & Layout

You may have noticed that the blog site has a new style & layout (In blogger’s terminology, this is known as “theme”).  Hopefully, you feel that this will improve your ability to quickly absorb all of the valuable knowledge to be

Essentials to Achievement

Thomas Edison was one who noted: “The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are first, hard work; second, stick-to-it-iveness; and third, common sense.” Hat tip to Joe Knecht

Syrian Motivations

A great interview with Barry Rubin, who just wrote an insightful book “The Truth About Syria“.  A few excerpts: “While the Syrian regime poses as being desirous of peace and engagement with the West, in fact its institutions, ideology, propaganda, and

A New Holocaust Diary Discovered

According to an article from the Associated Press, “The diary of a 14-year-old Jewish girl dubbed the ‘Polish Anne Frank’ was unveiled on Monday, chronicling the horrors she witnessed in a Jewish ghetto — at one point watching a Nazi

Palestinian Logic

If you’re like me, you’ve met people whose lack of logical thinking confounds you…  It’s hard to believe that an entire population of people could fall prey to “illogical syndrome”, but evidently the Palestinians all have been drinking the same

Digg… a grave for the crappy web site

At one time, I used to like the Digg web site for some of the links to emerging technology and unusual news.  Today, I came to the conclusion that the content appears to be populated by bored children and techno-spam-wannabees.   Digg has