March 2010

You walk into your local Starbucks to grab a Frappuccino (tall, half-ice, no whip cream), and discover Clint Eastwood standing next to you in-line with a .44 Magnum, “the most powerful handgun in the world,” strapped to his side.  What do you do?

Okay, it’s … Read More

Imagining the Unimaginable

David Krieger is the founder and president of The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.  What drew me to his commentary was former President Jimmy Carter’s response to Krieger’s question concerning morality and nuclear weapons.

Carter’s response shows an awareness of the intense dilemma he faced regarding Read More


The Discovery Channel’s action-packed show features science-based adventurers Jamie, Adam, Tory, Kari and Grant as they explosively (sometimes, literally) examine the scientific veracity of a variety of pop culture movie myths and old wives tales.

Their weapon of choice in determining the truth is the … Read More

Rights vs. Responsibilities

The level to which anger-driven passion has risen in recent days has become yet another example of individuals who feel that their right to challenge any issue allows them to act in ways that are appallingly irresponsible.

From Representative Neugebauer shouting “baby killer” during a … Read More


Just because I’ve been off-line for two weeks doesn’t mean I’ve been off sleeping. The French philosopher Albert Camus once observed, “A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.” Here’s a snapshot of some of the wild things you may have … Read More

Separating Truth from Friction

Clearly, the most contentious issue facing the country in the last 18 months has been health care reform.  While a majority of people believe that reform is necessary, the details of that reform have driven most to distraction. is a collective of reporters and … Read More

It began with a phone call. The assistant to my orthopedist asked to change my scheduled appointment.  The reason, “Bill’s detoured his vacation to spend time in Haiti, Jim and help those who are in need of medical help.” After speaking with Bill, he shared … Read More


No, that’s not the title of the latest Jim Cameron 3-D spectacular.  It’s what happened to me last Thursday while researching a couple of articles on the net.

I click on a secondary page and bingo, a screen pops up with a big warning … Read More

Let the Hurting Begin

The Hurt Locker opens with a quote that sums up the ideology of its central character. “The rush of battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” With few modifications, the quote could easily apply to some Hollywood producers that … Read More

Extreme Ethics

This was the picture that started it for me. I was in a sporting goods store looking for a pair of hiking boots when I noticed a bunch of equipment in one corner: ropes and boots, pitons and carabineers (pins and ‘beeners are what climbers … Read More