A very special true Christmas story told from the heart.
Here are some o fthe theories and ideas of the most unique mind of our times: Stephen Hawking. This is also a brief biography and bibliography of that brave and orginal soul, Stephen Hawking.
Here are some of the more famous Monet Oil Paintings, with the life and times of this prolific and expressive artist.
Rene Magritte is now a highly collectible artist. It is so ironic that during most of his life as an artist, he struggled, working in a wallpaper factory, forging banknotes even! But now, Rene Magritte is eminently...
Urban legends--true or false? What is the truth behind those stories that go around; that circulate over the water cooler at the office, that go viral with email, that form the most interesting converstations at your...
The goddess Nemesis in Greek mythology predates Zeus. She is the goddess of revenge; more than that--she is the goddess of divine retribution against those who protest their just fate.
One of the most celebrated heroes of Irish myth and legend is the story of Cuchulainn. I'm just going to give you the brief version here; there are literally thousands of Celtic myths surrounding this famous hero.
The Irish legend of the Claddagh Ring (pronounced kla-da) has its roots in the tiny town of Claddagh,somewhat near Galway, in Ireland. The sea is close; the folk are fishermen by long tradition. And when they pledge...
The fasicnating life and times of a unique 20th century artist, Piet Mondrian.
If you love reading murder mysteries, and have often wanted to try your hand at writing one, come here! You'll find out where to start!
New Career Choices--Looking for a job? Looking for a new career? There is a saying, when one door closes another opens, so if you find yourself unemployed suddenly, or if you long for a more interesting or exotic new...
If you like spooky stories, then come with me...to Haunted Hollywood and the ghosts of the Holywood greats of the past. Hollywood is haunted by beautiful people long dead, who died tragically, famously, after living a...
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If you love spooky stories, and are ready for some super-special Halloween shivers, Hollywood is the place to be. Hollywood is one of the most haunted places in America, for good reason. Come with me to Haunted...
Would you stay at a haunted hotel, where ghostly children walk the corridors and dead cooks scream inside ovens, and the ever-polite Walter tips his hat to you in the elevator, right before he disappears? Here's where...
Did you ever dream the future? Did you ever have a precognitive dream or a premonition in your sleep? Here is a true story of dreaming the future, and the science behind precognition, dream precognition; psychic...
Do you think fine art is less beautiful now than it was 100 years ago? YOU CAN VOTE ON WHAT YOU LIKE! This is a short article that compares some late 19th, early 20th century artists with today's post-modern school of...
The least expensive, most efficient fix for a stopped up or clogged up toilet!
This article delineates how the aristocracy of wealth has upset our democracy and polluted the original vision of our founding fathers.
Jennie Churchill--an icon of her era, and mother of Winston Churchill; the key to his success.
Step back in time with the most dynamic traveller of her era-Gertrude Bell.
A look at one of the very bravest women in history--Harriet Tubman. Her story is a true and vivid inspiration to us all.
Gladys Deacon's story, and her amazing life and times. Find out what she did with the revolver she brought to the Duke of Marlborough's table.
The story behind the myth of ages-Rosamund's Labyrinth.
A book review of Roddy Doyle's "The Woman Who Walked Into Doors".
The party is over for America as a superpower, and now it's up to us to clean up the mess.
Startling parallels between what's happening now in the United States and the end of the Roman Empire.
Was Titian a follower of the Goddess cult? It looks that way! Read more to find out.
Do you have trouble understanding your teenager? Do you not understand the words to most rap songs? Check here for an interpretation of Ebonics into English.
"Night" is a true story written by a concentration camp survivor. It's a little and powerful book; written so simply, so truly. The author, Elie Wiesel, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
Sex and the Baby Boomers--if you're a baby boomer, you know how sexy we were; how much we freed up sex and love. Are we still sexy today?
Coporate Globalization--Yes, it's true--the world is owned and run by the super-wealthy. Even since Ann Rand's "Atlas Shrugged", there has been a conspiracy theory that basically, all the world is owned and...
Coco Chanel, the Queen of Haute Couture--the life and times of Coco Chanel. A fascinating story of a woman going from rags to riches on the strength of her talents and personality.
Read about Lillie Langtry, and astonishingly beautiful woman. Her life and times are awesome and awe-inspiring.
Agatha Christie, the Great Dame of Crime, has a fascinating life story, as well as writing a huge number of wroks that remain in print to this day. If you ever go to London, don't miss Dame Agatha Christie's "The...
The Globe Theatre in London, England, was the first place to perform Shakespeare's plays. It is a historic spot, and a beautiful one. If you're going to London, the Globe Theatre is well worth a visit.
The day the sun went dark around the world was the day that Krakatoa, an island in Indonesia, exploded with a volcanic eruption, making the loudest sound ever in recorded history.
Drug and Alchohol Abuse and the Creative Artist--so many of our heros in the arts were individuals with substance abuse or alcohol abuse problems. People like Johnny Depp, Charles Dickens, and Beethoven all had...
Unsolved Mysteries--The Incident at Mayerling happened on January 30, 1989, when the Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover, the Baroness Mary Vetsera were heartless murdered. It remains an unsolved mystery to...
This is a very special poem for lovers everywhere.
Why are some of us superstitious about Friday the thirteenth? It all goes back to Friday, October 13, 1307, when all the Knights Templar were imprisoned at once.
The touching story of Persephone and her Mother, Mother Earth, is one for the ages and a don't-miss for anyone who loves myths, legends and tales from long ago.
The Cube Test--take the cube test, and find out what you REALLY think of your friends and partner!
Sex and the American Teenager: American teenagers are having sex like crazy, and a lot of it is unprotected, according to some recent statistics for underage pregnancies and underage sexually transmitted diseases.
Looking for a movie to rent? Check out this totally charming, offbeat film: "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar".
The story of Ganymede, a charming tale of a man so beautiful he seduced Zeus, and Ganymede, the largest moon of Jupiter.
A heartwarming story for Christmas.
Domestic violence is the hidden tragedy: those tears and terrors are silenced, even more effectively by the Fundamentalist Christian philosphy of male domination in the households.
Is violence necessary? Are people hard-wired to be violent to each other? Yes, in some ways, due to a part of our brains called the anydgala, the little almond. No, in other ways--violence is a social adaptation.
Electronic Toys for Teenagers--Don't know what to get your teenage child for a gift? Get an electronic guitar!! It's sure to be a hit, the best gift given for your music loving teen.
Mind Over Matter and the Science Behind It--if you think "mind over matter" is BS of the purest ray serene, you might be surprised to find out how much valid science suggests that we have the power to change...
True stories from the not-so-usual life of a baby boomer, Part 3. The bedwetting episode, crying real tears.
Jonny Depp, and American icon and the most interesting and prolific star of the silver screen. He is a unique man; he leaves a unique body of work behind him, and his life is a success story of rags-to-riches; the...
More SPOOKY places in New York State to give you chills!
All the SPOOKIEST places in New York State!
Hans Holbein the Younger was a popular portrait painter, born in Germany in 1497. He is perhaps best known for his work in his portraits sponsored by Henry the Eighth of England.
The Harvey Girls--those Harvey Girls were the unique way the American West was won by women. They went west to serve in the Harvey hotels, all along the railroad west.
Is the American Dream of success, prosperity, rags to riches, broken beyond repair? Is the American Dream of equality, and a chance for everyone to realize their visions, a myth? Tell me what you think. I'd really...
Nathaniel Hawthorne based "The Blithesdale Romance" on a real-life experiment in social living, with everything shared.
Ah, celibacy--believe it or not, it has its advantages. It's not all a downhill ride, saying goodbye to your sexual connections.
Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote "The Celestial Railroad" as sort of a spin-off of John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress". Even though it has the flavor of an earlier age, it is still fresh, insightful and...
Free Electricity--how would you like it if your electricity was FREE??? And further--how would you like it if you didn't have to plug anything in to get power to your electric appliances? Nikola Tesla had the answer,...
Here is the top five of my personal bucket list of the places I'd like to visit before I fall off the perch.