Life could be a dream, Sweetheart!

(“Sh-Boom”, sometimes referred to as “Life Could Be a Dream”, a doo-wop song published in 1954) It is often said that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. I’ve been lucky...

Science class!

Arthur C. Clark is an English science fiction writer famous for saying, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” When some of us watch a magic trick, we desperately want to know how the illusion was created. Several people have suggested...

The Cooking Magic of Elaine Badnarik

One of the many legacies my mother left my brothers and me were two card catalogs of 3”x5” index cards that she used to create the wide variety of meals that we enjoyed, whether we were at home, or camped out in some remote forest as we visited all forty-eight of the...

A tall ship and a star to sail her by

Sea Fever – by John Masefield I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the...

Gun coaching – learning to shoot

For anyone interested in learning about guns, or improving their accuracy, I am happy to help you. I have 35 years of shooting experience, and I was trained by the very best. I would gladly share what I’ve been taught over the years. I AM NOT A CERTIFIED...

Predictions about the economy

I would rather not write about the economy because the outlook is so depressing. After reading Creature from Jekyll Island, I have been warning people about the Federal Reserve, and have predicted a complete failure of our economy for nearly fifteen years. Many people...

FREE free enterprise stifled

Definition of FREE MARKET A market economy based on supply and demand with little or no government control. A completely free market is an idealized form of a market economy where buyers and sells are allowed to transact freely (i.e. buy/sell/trade) based on a mutual...

Restore America Plan

Roger Ebert was my favorite movie reviewer because every movie Ebert liked, I didn’t, and every movie he didn’t like, I did. He was a very consistent indicator for my movie going. I use the government as my barometer of truth in the same way I used Roger...

Remembering Fred Childress

Remembering Fred Childress No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow. ~Euripides~ It is with great sorrow that I report the loss of my friend, Fred Childress. Fred was on his way home in Tennessee at the end of a month-long, cross country...

What’s in it for me?

What’s in it for me? Teaching is something that comes very naturally to me, probably because I have been doing it for most of my life. I enjoy watching people’s faces light up when they begin to understand whatever I’ve been teaching them up to that...