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Considerings About Science

Yesterday was the late, great Carl Sagan’s birthday, so I decided to watch an old installment of his acclaimed television series, “Cosmos”. After the DVD had booted up, I selected an episode at random. I am always struck by the … Continue reading

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To Experience

My then new friend Greg ecstatically described “The Gatekeeper” roller coaster ride as we waited in a long line of thrill-seekers. During the wait, I made sure to place my wallet and keys inside a flap pocket of my cargo … Continue reading

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Contemplating Crime

The atmospheric skip was favorable, so my multi-band ghetto blaster managed to receive a shortwave radio station broadcasting from New Zealand. I listened intently as the signal repeatedly faded out and back in. The “RNZ Pacific” announcer was interviewing a … Continue reading

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Pondering Character

I heard the comparison during a late night interview shows on a network radio station back in the day. It may have been with Larry King or one of the other big-name broadcast journalists of the early 1980s. The interviewer’s … Continue reading

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Pondering Appreciation

Have you ever meditated or contemplated the various meanings of the word “appreciation”? That is, the use of the concept as more than a technique to apply as a tool towards success. Not that there is anything wrong with using … Continue reading

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Ask Stupid Questions

During the several years when I interviewed local personalities and spokespersons, seldom did anyone of the interviewees act annoyed in the early stages of the interviews by my stupid questions. In most cases, they realized that answering the basic questions … Continue reading

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Illusions

The steady rumbling of distant thunder awakened me too early in the morning. I stumbled into the living room to retrieve my phone in order to check NOAA weather radar. It revealed a couple of non-severe thunderstorms approaching town from … Continue reading

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