Power Vacation in Italy

I haven’t been posting on the Blog for the last week, because we just did a six day “power vacation” in Italy… We saw many of the sights in Rome – we went to see the Coliseum, Forum, Arch of

Readers from India

I’m tickled to know that my good friend Bill from Chicago took the time to check out the Blog while he was stationed in India… Welcome home Bill and I’m glad to hear that I could share some of the

The Age of Deconstruction

Earlier generations lived in the Age of Reason, we live in the Age of Deconstruction, where our Universities and institutions are more interested in deconstructing and breaking down all of our cultural heritage than in defending it and passing it

Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day and my wife, sons, and I had planned to take my father to the Paragon (a nice steak restaurant in the southern part of Dayton).  Unfortunately, Fred had emergency gall bladder surgery on Wednesday and he is still recovering. 

Idiots Among Us

Interesting, real world stories of idiots among us… 1) Idiot Sighting – This one happened in Kingman. I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the Deer Crossing

Avoiding Regrets

During our drive to the Pittsburgh area, Mark Kelly and I spent a few hours together discussing our philosophical outlook on life.  Now that we’re both in our 40s, one subject that was important to both of us is the notion

Great Quotes from Albert Einstein

These are courtesy of the Strange Cosmos web site: 1. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” 2. “Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.” 3. “It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”

More Chinese Pirating of IP

Pirated copies of ”The Da Vinci Code” appeared on the streets of China’s capital on Tuesday, hot on the heels of its general release in China.  The Associated Press article notes that when Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was asked about China’s

Life is a Conspiracy

I know a few people on a professional level that strongly believe that every significant event in history is the result of a secret cabal or conspiracy.  Whether it’s the Moslem belief the 9/11 was the result of secret efforts from