Monthly Archives: January 2011

Movie Review: RED

> I wanted to see RED when it came out in theatres. I like everyone in the cast, and I love action-comedies. When it came out last fall, I heard a lot of mixed reviews about it. Some people were … Continue reading

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Feed a cold, starve a fever, chicken soup and plenty of fluids

>For centuries, people shared tips on how to treat illness at home. Doctors were scarce, and for a long time, they didn’t even have any special training. If something worked, you remembered it and you told your friends. Along came … Continue reading

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Thank You, Stanislav Petrov

>Where were you in September, 1983? I was in college. A typical day would have involved going to classes, maybe a few hours of work at the mall, possibly a rehearsal for the musical “Of Thee I Sing” – I … Continue reading

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The Wine that Time Forgot

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities. 1 Timothy, 5:23 In the 21st century, you might hear a doctor recommend drinking a glass of red wine to help prevent cancer. … Continue reading

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What’s your favorite thing you’ve written?

I’ve been writing since I was a little kid. Not just writing as in being able to form words on paper with a pen or pencil but writing as in creating a work of literature. I’m not saying what I … Continue reading

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The Monsters are Due

> Tonight, we watched an episode from the first season of The Twilight Zone. The story is called “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” Filmed circa 1960, it’s probably a statement on HUAC and the Red Menace. I read … Continue reading

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Please Vote for My Soft Kitty

> Kali and I are trying to win a trip to L.A. in a contest sponsored by CBS and The Big Bang Theory comedy series. Well, I’m trying to win the trip. Kali is trying to get her parents out … Continue reading

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Best Christmas Gift of 2010

>Now that the holidays are behind us, I find a moment to think about the best gift I received. For me, it was the time spent with family. Many of my extended family members I only see at the holidays … Continue reading

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Men: Dress Sharp to Get Women

> Photo from A man who dresses well seems more attractive than he really is. At least, that’s the view of 91% of Americans polled. Most women, 83% of them, said that a sharply dressed man is sexier than … Continue reading

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I met a famous filmmaker today.

I’m jumping the gun just a little. Brett Haley isn’t a household name, but judging by the reviews his new feature film is getting, he probably will be very soon. Trieste Kelly Dunn and Brett Haley Brett grew up in … Continue reading

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