Archive for January 2014

Who I Wonder Bears The Torches In Your Life

Dying is the least favorite topic among the living. And yet we all know we are fated to die one day. When you think about it, it’s no more morbid than reminding yourself you are fated to fall asleep tonight. Death is the Big Sleep. Regardless of your age, your gender, your ethnicity or your... Read more »

If You're Suffering From S.A.D....

Millions of people, especially in the northern hemisphere, suffer the depressive effects of SAD [sleep affective disorder]. Neurobiologists have been reporting this for years. It has to do with the interrupted balance of such brain chemicals as Serotonin and Melatonin. Usually brought on in the wintertime when there is far less sunlight. The little sun-deprived... Read more »

What's It Like Being Only One Of 11 Billion Planets

Einstein was right — seems the guy is always right! — when he said, “With more knowledge comes more doubt.” With the recent knowledge of 11 billion planets in our galaxy which are possibly as inhabitable as ours, has come a roar of doubts. Doubts in the Vatican…in Mecca…in GPS headquarters…even in Hollywood’s disaster-movie studios.... Read more »

When Is A Corrupt Cop Better Than A Constitutional Lawyer?

The answer to this question should be easy, but it’s not. That’s because you can probably mount an equally good argument for each. Except, that is, in the middle of a gang infested neighborhood late at night in one of Chicago’s ghettos. You know, the ones the French Government recently advised its citizens traveling to... Read more »

Political Humor Is Far Too Real To Be Funny

——————————————————————————– F Apolitical Aphorisms If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno~ The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII~ We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office ~Aesop~ If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in... Read more »

ATT: Ladies. Here's How The Ancient Gods Stole Heaven From Your Ancient Goddesses

In today’s terms what I am about to tell you would be called a conspiracy theory. However, l assure you it’s not just a theory. Somewhere in the unrecorded history of humanity, the guys took over from the gals; and they’ve been hanging on to their ill-gotten gains ever since. No one exactly knows when... Read more »

What's It Like These Days Being An American...?

I’m old enough to remember the WWII days when Americans strode the world with pride, even arrogance. We seemed to believe there were only two kinds of people on the planet: Those who were Americans and those who wished they were. Sorry, kids, if you weren’t there it may be hard to believe. It was... Read more »

Right Now I'm Imagining A World Of Gay Men In Political Power

The struggle for gay rights has made some big gains, but there is at least one battle yet to be won: Politics. Our Puritanical culture has gradually learned to accept gays in the theater, movies, literature, music, TV, even sports. However, it is still a headline-maker and career-breaker in politics, How incredibly illogically silly! I... Read more »

Here's An Idea ~ Don't Give Up Salt, Give Up Reading About Salt

It seems like the media love to pile on the bad news. Approaching snow storms… melting ice caps…polluted water…gang violence…and every list’s favorite no-no: Salt. No surprise, Harvard immunologists recently warned usthat too much salt as in fast food diets increases our body’s Th17 cells. It’s hard to explain their conclusions, but it’s easy to... Read more »

What Happens To You About Age 26? Not What You Expected!

It’s said by the time we reach 26, our physical prowess starts to peak. In compensation, our mental prowess starts to accelerate. One example is how we now begin asking ourselves more questions. No longer feeling quite so sure and indestructible, we start wondering: Why is this happening to me? why is adulthood so much... Read more »