When you get to a certain age the last thing you really need in life is more stuff. I like to keep things simple. So it was that when Ben asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I told him I wanted to go away in the RV for the weekend—to Hocking Hills State […]
The refusal to feel takes a heavy toll. Not only is there an impoverishment of our emotional and sensory life, flowers are dimmer and less fragrant, our loves less ecstatic, but this psychic numbing also impedes our capacity to process and respond to information. The energy expended in pushing down despair is diverted from more […]
Trump is a genius. Yes. I said it. Trump is a genius. Because he knows the race card always wins…which is the very reason he plays it over and over again. Sadly, most will say Trump is a genius because “the libs” go mad…and make a mountain out of a molehill…which in turn fires up […]
We spent Saturday and Sunday in Mesa Verde National Park, in the southwest corner of Colorado near the Ute Mountain Reservation. Mesa Verde is a fascinating park, in part because it was created to protect a cultural resource and not a natural one per se. It was created in 1906 to protect the cliff dwellings […]
There’s something about decks or patios or balconies that allure us. With lovely weather, we spend a lot of time on them so might as well make them into our private or entertaining oases. Cozy and zen come to mind when considering furniture and decorations. There are so many great ideas out there. You can […]
Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American combative techniques movie composed and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Uma Thurman as The Bride, who swears retribution in a group of professional killers (Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, and Vivica A. Fox) and their pioneer, the protagonist Bill (David Carradine), after they attempt to […]
(Big thanks for reading, and bonus points if you can spot the hummingbird in the photo!) Our first full day on the island is done, and it makes me think back to our first visit to Roatan five years ago. I was expecting to be an anonymous worker drone for two weeks before returning home […]
I am going to give you a primer on How to Write Extraordinary Characters. This is a window into my philosophy, a good starting place for new writers, and hopefully will offer a few new ideas for the more experienced pensmiths as well. I absolutely, to the depths of my soul, love characters. And talking […]
In the summer months of 2014, two narratives were making the rounds in the world of sport: “Is Federer fading?” “Is Messi past his peak?” One wouldn’t be entirely at fault for entertaining these lines of thought back then. 2014 was a difficult year for both these legends. Federer, winless since his 2012 Wimbledon triumph […]
That’s no asteroid. Phobos could be the necessary stepping stone for putting humans on Mars sooner rather than later.
With over 983 alumni, working in industries across Centre County, Leadership Centre County provides the invaluable experience of a year-long development program, producing qualified civil servants the county needs. The program year, comprised of 11 enrichment days of content specific to Centre County, culminates with a graduation ceremony, honoring the hard work and commitment of […]
Among the poor, there was no doubt that instability fostered ingenuity, but over time the lack of a link between effort and result could become debilitating.
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