Category Archives: Books

Move Over, Rose

For the 20 years since the release of the Oscar winning film Titanic, folks have been asking the same question. If Rose had moved over, could Jack have fit onto that piece of wood and been saved from a tragic … Continue reading

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Goosebumps

If you react to certain kinds of music with goosebumps, you have a unique brain. You may have a wider, richer range of emotions. Those who get chills from music have structural differences in the brain, namely “a higher volume … Continue reading

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Wookin’ Pa Nub

With internet access, it is easy to verify song lyrics. It might just be taking away the mystery, and a bit of fun. When artists created their LP (Long Playing) record albums in the past, they would often include printed … Continue reading

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Chicken and Egg

Chick-Fil-A is taking on the role of Sam-I-Am. They want us to believe that it is okay to eat chicken and eggs for breakfast. Together. When they opened a new store in the area near my work, they brought us … Continue reading

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Toys “Were” Us

Cabbage Patch Doll. 1983. Teddy Ruxpin. 1995. Tickle Me Elmo. 1996. Furby. 1998. Pokemon. 1999. Nintendo, XBox, Playstation. Forever. These are just a few of the toys that made us lose our mind. Marketing strategies stirred up popularity, kids begged … Continue reading

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Nevermore

I had a Halloween encounter today. With a raven. A pair of these huge beauties have been hanging around my neighborhood all summer. I thought they were crows. Until today. Crows have a different shaped tail, and travel in larger … Continue reading

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The Million Dollar Tip

He didn’t have change to tip the courier who brought a message to his Tokyo hotel room. So Albert Einstein wrote him a brief note on hotel stationery, telling him it might be of some value later. The 1922 message … Continue reading

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