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Baby Boomer Toys-A Rich History

What is a “Baby Boomer”?  Anyone born in the United States between the years 1946 and 1964 is classified as a Baby Boomer.  The term stems from the fact that the US experienced a significant increase in annual birth rates… Continue Reading →

Youth, Age, and Perspective

“Youth is wasted on the young”.  Who said those profound words?  The general consensus is that the quote came from George Bernard Shaw.  I don’t know what epiphany led Mr. Shaw to that utterance but, for me, those six words… Continue Reading →

E=MC2..Theory of Special Relativity..What the Heck!

The famous equation; E=MC2.  We all know it.  It is, after all, the most famous equation in mathematics and science. It is Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity.  Energy = mass x the speed of light (squared). E=MC2 E= Energy M… Continue Reading →

The Worst Hurricanes in US History

With the recent devastation wrought by hurricanes Harvey and Irma many of our fellow citizens residing in the coastal regions of the US will spend months and years trying to recover some semblances of their previous lives. This will be… Continue Reading →

A Short History of Presidential Assassinations

Over the course of our 241 year history there have been four presidential assassinations.  Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William Mckinley, and John Kennedy were all murdered while in office.  While the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations have certainly had much deeper… Continue Reading →

How is a Total Solar Eclipse Even Possible?

How is it possible that our moon can completely block out our massive sun?  A total solar eclipse is a thing of wondrous precision.  At its climax, the moon perfectly covers the sun.  Perfectly.  Given the vast difference in the… Continue Reading →

The Loss of a Dog

Aside from our close human connections our bonds with our dogs are the deepest and the most gratifying.  And, unlike human relationships, our canine relationships are free of most of the complexity inherent in our interactions with our family, friends,… Continue Reading →

Is It Too Late to Learn to Play Guitar?

Have you always wanted to learn to play guitar but assumed that your opportunity to do so had passed you by?  Have you heard the old refrain that to learn to play guitar at a reasonable level a person has… Continue Reading →

National Museum of the Pacific War

For anyone interested in World War II history and, specifically, the war in the Pacific theatre the National Museum of the Pacific War is a “must-see”.  Located in Fredericksburg, Texas—the childhood home of Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in Chief of… Continue Reading →

Eclipse and 3 Dimensional Wonder

Nature has a profound way of putting humanity into its proper perspective.  One of the most impressive tools in nature’s vast toolkit has to be the solar eclipse.  The eclipse of our star has the profound effect, if only temporarily,… Continue Reading →

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