Here is a valuable lesson I recently learned: Before leaving home, make sure your shirt isn’t inside out.
Here’s some unsettling news: A 19,000-pound Chinese satellite will soon come hurtling back to Earth and no one knows where it will land.
What better way to start off the New Year than with an old column? Please enjoy this slightly edited, warmed over repeat that is just as pointless and meandering today as when it originally appeared years ago. I will be back with brand new pointless meanderings next week.
Right about now, Santa is making a list, checking it twice and then a third time to make sure no good little boy or girl will be maimed by a hazardous doodad in a brightly colored package.
Note: Please enjoy your leftover Thanksgiving turkey and this slightly edited, warmed-over column first published back in 2000, when the Great Smokey Mountains Railroad train now called the Polar Express was known as the Santa Express and hauled a cargo of youngsters, parents and grandparent…
More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have a message for the rest of us: If we keep shoving cheeseburgers down our goozles, bulldozing forests to build a never-ending stream of strip malls and producing young ‘uns like there is no tomorrow, there might be no tomorrow.
In this confusing world of ours, is a bicyclist’s one-finger highway salute aimed at the president of the United States’ motorcade just a good old-fashioned form of political protest or is it an obscene gesture violating a company’s social media policy and a clear-cut firing offense?
In a stunning revelation, the U.S. Air Force broke the hearts of millions of children who follow its official Twitter account (that number is just an estimate, by the way) when it told two feuding Air Force bases, “Santa will bring you nothing this year...becuase he isn't real!”
President Trump is basically corrupt. He is a pathological liar. He is weakening our judicial system. He is an autocrat wanting to be a Dictator. He is grandiose. He has no moral philosophy for vision and guidance.
If I could have one superpower, it would be the ability to kill spiders anywhere on the planet with just the power of my mind.
Author’s note: I was too busy finding a Halloween costume to write a new column this week, so please enjoy this slightly edited offering first published a few years back.
Research from the American Automobile Association finds that new vehicle “infotainment systems” take drivers’ attention off the road for dangerous amounts of time while anecdotal research just released by me finds that an old car stereo that works only because a plastic pocket breath-fresher…
I’ve been financially courted by alleged officials of foreign lands and supposed members of royal families who are out, with my most gracious participation, to split a big cash reward, but it’s the first time I’ve gotten an offer I can’t refuse from someone pretending to be the former First …
Some parents accompany their small children down the playground slide a couple of times to show their little ones the trip from the top to the bottom – and maybe even life itself – isn’t always as scary as it seems. We see them as nurturing caregivers hoping to instill confidence and indepen…
The latest edition of Guinness World Records hit the shelves – if you still have a bookstore in your town – on Sept. 7 and as always it is packed from cover to cover with the kind of oddities that make many of us say, “Do what now?”
As a man of science, which I will pretend to be for the next 600 words or so, I like to keep up with the latest scientific research, then present a slightly bent and truncated version of that research as a public service to loyal readers -- both of you -- so you can stay informed while devot…
Tobe Hooper didn’t invent the chain saw, of course, but he helped make it one of the most iconic movie props of all time.
Author’s note: I was so busy staring directly at the sun this week I did not have time to write a new column. Please enjoy this slightly updated work from a few years back.
Today, on what would have been his 94th birthday, we revisit the legacy of Judge Richard C. Erwin, one of the first African Americans elected to statewide office in North Carolina, a member of the state Board of Education, a legislator and a federal judge.
It’s the kind of news that makes emoji lovers shed a cartoon-like tear: A new study suggests a “smiley face emoji and similar emoticons included in work-related e-mails may not create a positive impression and could even undermine information sharing.”
It may be the heat, it may be the humidity or it may be a startling lack of self control and/or common sense, but quite a few people are making headlines for shedding their tops, their bottoms or both this summer.