Archive for the 'Life, The Universe & Everything' Category

THE TROLL COMES OUT TO PLAY…

March 4th, 2015

The thermometer crept above 32 degrees F this afternoon and one of our local trolls crept out of from under the bridge to forage on the corn we set out for the deer herd. The pack, of course, went ape shit.

THE PACK ALL SNUGGLED IN…

March 1st, 2015

Clockwise from upper left: Gilligan, Buster and Yaba…

MULTITASKING IS FOR FOOLS…

February 16th, 2015

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TOM PETERS, HYMAN RICKOVER AND LEARNING…

February 2nd, 2015

This meshes neatly with Admiral Hyman Rickover’s talk at Columbia University in 1982. After a lifetime of work I conclude that what can be said about doing a job is hardly enough for one lecture, let alone an entire field of study. The key points of such a lecture I would summarize as follows: Human […]

THE BQFW AND THE $4 MILLION WILL…

January 31st, 2015

Richard Marshall interviewed Alfred Mele for 3:AM Magazine on the $4.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to get to the bottom of the question of Free Will. This is a question that has always fascinated me because of the implications I perceive there for our society. What follows is the core of the […]

HAPPY PERIHELION…!

January 4th, 2015

I’ve been pondering calendars of late what with the Winter Solstice and the New Year just passing, and trying to arrive at some date for the beginning of each new year that makes sense. My first thoughts went to the Winter Solstice because that is the shortest day of the year and days getting longer […]

THE RATIO OF CARRIED-TO-READ FOR KEROUAC IS…?

January 3rd, 2015

My guess? Somewhere greater than 50:1.

THERE IS BEAUTY, THERE IS JOY IN THE WORLD…

December 16th, 2014

I tear up every time I listen to the glorious 9th…

OH, HOW WE DO SO LOVE OUR LISTS…

December 13th, 2014

DOWN A MODERATION RABBIT HOLE…

December 8th, 2014

About two years ago I began regularly reading The Guardian and leaving comments on the occasional story. In June of last year I was made a comment on a Steve Bell cartoon. (I don’t recall the exact comment, but I believe I made some reference to the image on the wall behind President Obama, and […]

WHERE I GO FROM HERE…

November 22nd, 2014

2004 me and 2014 me… I’ve invested a great deal of time in recent weeks considering the questions about the next part of my journey as a novelist and journalist, and where I want to take my blogs Have Coffee Will Write and The Writing On The Wal. Back in 2005, Cleveland alternate news weekly […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 8th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News After the military Early gift shoppers stroll city Marietta man accused of rape for contact with girl, 7 Devola man accused of kidnap, assault Museum fundraisers Top Headlines Poll: How would you assess job opportunities for today’s graduates? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on […]

ON THE SUBJECT OF GENIUS…

November 7th, 2014

For sometime I have had my personal aphorism on the subject of genius—Genius is doing the work… Now!—taped to the top of my laptop screen. I’ve even gone so far as to have the copyrighted phrase printed on pencils that I both use and distribute to my students. This morning I was reminded of another […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 7th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Two old gems Vote on oil, gas leases a step closer Citizens dive into saving Beverly’s pool Race for holiday sales is on for retailers Rotary’s day for veterans Top Headlines Poll: Will we see less gridlock out of Washington in the next two years? […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 6th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Business fire Ormet plant’s scraps for sale Tape has jail’s call; deputy’s report on fatality Panel rejects 5th St. permit proposal Changes touted at MMH Top Headlines Poll: What should Ohio do with Common Core? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 5th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Commissioner Deputy on leave after fatality County helps Johnson win 3rd term Thompson keeps Ohio House seat Race for Ohio’s 94th District seat too close Top Headlines Poll: What’s your favorite main dish for Thanksgiving dinner? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 4th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Poll workers Shriners make new kids gym a reality Pedestrian killed crossing Ohio 7 Common Core: Bill would create 3-year period of adjustment County health office targets juvenile diabetes Top Headlines Poll: Should Ohio require breath test equipment on vehicles driven by convicted drunk drivers? […]

FOCUS ON ALLIES, NOT ADVERSARIES…

November 3rd, 2014

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NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 3rd, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Ohio 339 determines school split Most are unswayed or annoyed by campaign ads Pay it forward: Retired teacher keeps active American Legion toy run raises $6,000 for area children Remember safety as temps start to drop Top Headlines Poll: Do you think political ads and […]

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES…

November 2nd, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Riding The Rails Area residents worry about deer poaching CVS recognized for tobacco stance Dobson plans to update PHS campus More than 1,000 attend Warren High craft fair Top Headlines Poll: Do you believe there is a political/economic “war on women?” Great pictures […]

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