Walt Disney coined the phrase, "The Plausible Impossible." It means that while a scene may be impossible in reality, it can be plausible in a book, play or movie
Stephen King, one of America's great novelists, wrote a memoir on the craft of writing. All writes should read it.
The Civil War could have gone on for decades as a guerrilla war of attrition. A fatal administrative error in scheduling a supply train, and a decision by an honorable man brought the war to a close.
The murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964 created a legend based on a newspaper article, laden with factual errors. This article examines some of the myths about the case, which became an icon for civic apathy.
The worst peacetime US Navy disaster occurred in April, 1952 with a collision between the aircraft carrier USS Wasp and the destroyer USS Hobson. The Hobson was sliced in two and 176 men perished.
The TV judge shows are really true arbitration proceedings where the litigants agree to be bound by the judge's decision. The TV judges offer entertainment, suspense, and no small amount of education.
You can take an old house and breathe history into it by researching the Internet, public records and newspaper archives. Writing historical perspectives to a house add to its interest and value.
Military terms can be confusing to a civilian. When reading a book or watching a movie about the armed conflict it's useful to know the terms. This article describes the organization of the United States Army from squad...
This article explains how to take some of the luck out of a potluck dinner. Potluck dinners are fun but they can be chaotic and a gastronomical nightmare. Here is how to improve a potluck dinner with the Potluck Plus...
The science of artificial intelligence has embraced the art of writing and reporting with the founding of Narrative Science, a company that is pioneering the science of automatic writing. This article explains how it...
A fallen tree from your property that falls against a neighbor's house is a common circumstance in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. It may be that your neighbor's tree has fallen against your house. This article...
American football is a complicated game - for players and coaches. But for a fan, or rather a would be fan, the game doesn't have to be so complex. This article goes over the basics of the game, enough to make it...
The Godfather and its sequel The Godfather II has become a part of American culture. The Godfather quotes enrich our language and travel from film to film as an homage to the original screenplays. This articles reviews...
Excessive ear wax, or cerumen, can cause a significant hearing loss. The good news is that it is simple and inexpensive to remedy ear wax buildup.
The New York accent, also known as the Brooklyn accent, is disappearing, as are other regional American dialects. We are all starting to sound like the anchor people on the Six O'clock News. Fuggedaboutit..
The express cruiser is one of the most popular powerboats on the market. But owning one does present some problems with boating. This article highlights some concerns.
Nautical terms including boating terms and shipping terms often confound people. There are only a few things to know about nautical terms that will make your time on the water much more enjoyable.
A Rotary Club is a service organization that is part of Rotary International. It is also a place for business networking. Service Above Self is its motto. This article explains what is a Rotary Club
Parallel parking is nothing to fear if you follow the two basic rules in this article. Parallel parking should not be left to chance and instinct. You can learn how to parallel park easily.
Since the introduction of the Amazon Kindle, e-books have revolutionized publishing. This article examines the good and bad points of e-books, including the Kindle, Nook and IPad, as well as the good and bad points of...
Radon gas is second only to cigarette smoking as a leading cause of lung cancer. But testing for radon is cheap and professional radon mitigation services can eliminate the problem.
Automation systems have made the world an easier place to live. Automate your office or home and you will make your life easier. This article shows how automated systems have changed our lives.
Leyland Cypress trees are the most popular tree for privacy screening. Not only to they provide privacy, they are hardy and beautiful to look at. And they grow extremely fast.
What is justice? That question has plagued philosophers for ages. How does justice impact all of our lives daily. This article briefly reviews the American justice system.
A cluttered garage clutters your life. How to organize it is a question for many, a fun opportunity for others. Here are some tips on how to organize a garage.
What is it about small business management that so many entrepreneurs miss? Whether it's writing a business plan or managing employees, good small business management can mean success while poor management can mean...
What is a contract? It's the same thing as an agreement. You should never sign a contract without having it reviewed by a lawyer, but you can put it together before your meeting.
Boating in rough water is inevitable and all boaters should know how to handle it. Boating through chop requires common sense and following some basic rules. Well designed boats can handle rough water, but it's always...
The United States Constitution is a short document. This article is about some basic things that we all should know about the Constitution.
A goal is a dream set to paper. Without setting goals you will never get to where you want to go.
Using a paper organizer and a smartphone is not an either or choice for time management. You should use both.
The receptionist is the public face of your business. Many managers overlook the opportunity to see the reception as a part of a company's branding strategy.
Docking a single engine powerboat is easy. You just need to remember three simple rules