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Looking Back

Oct
28
Posted at 12:18 am

OK, I’ll admit it: I’m afraid of being frightened. Sure, I used to watch “Nightmare Theater” on TV with my buddies every Friday night, and I could do a swell imitation of the announcer’s bone-chilling “Niiiiightmaaaaare” introduction.  But I only saw as much of Boris Karloff and Vincent Price in all those scary black-and-white movies [...]

Oct
22
Posted at 12:19 am

Monica is a good cook. No, I take that back. She’s a GREAT cook. A chef. A culinary craftsman. An epicurean artiste. She can take a little cream and a few potatoes and turn them into a mouth-watering side dish that will make you forget the main course.  Her home-made chili is to die for, [...]

Oct
13
Posted at 1:19 pm

For most of the past few days, the eyes of the world have been focused on a 28-inch-wide hole in the ground in one of the driest, most desolate places on earth. Around the top of the hole, hundreds of engineers, technicians, mining experts, politicians, media representatives and family members have been planning, preparing and [...]

Oct
06
Posted at 1:24 pm

OK, here’s what we know: in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. What we don’t know is this: was the man a hero or a scoundrel? When I was growing up, Christopher Columbus was right up there with Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Willie Mays among the all-time greats. He was strong and courageous, faithful [...]