By David Anderson A 12th Man health warning. What is louder than a pneumatic riveter at four feet? How about 12 decibels beyond the threshold of pain and 50 more than the onset of hearing loss? Do you know what produces a more intrusive and pervasive sound than that cascading from stage to mosh pit at a raucous rock concert, […]
By David Anderson The Nativity in a fireplace but not on an Air Force Base. CBN News is reporting this morning about an Indiana couple who were stocking up on firewood and in one of the logs “found what they say appears to be images of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus in the wood.” “The […]
By David Anderson Caution: the following has been judged inappropriate for children. It always seemed ironical, if not comical, that the sign warning of water ahead was placed near the water’s edge not to mention at the bottom of a steep hill. In other words by the time you read it probably it was too […]
By David Anderson A Grinch-like guy’s guide to grappling with the most grueling of all holiday anathemas: shopping. Don’t.
By David Anderson With apologies to Andy Williams. “In Las Vegas, a customer who had purchased a big-screen television at Target was shot in the leg while walking to a nearby apartment complex, KLAS-TV reported.” In Las Vegas, of all places.
By David Anderson What a four-legged unstressed mouse and a two-legged human on marijuana have to do with memory loss. “The human brain has roughly 100 billion neurons (basic building blocks of the nervous system) and can store about 2.5 petabytes of information.” So why can’t we remember where we put the car keys, kids, (fill in […]
By David Anderson Fifty years ago I was laughed off the stage. But this time was different. Woodbrook Middle School celebrated its 50th Anniversary this last week and I was invited to play my accordion like I’d done a half-century ago.
By David Anderson Too early to be jolly? Already – and Thanksgiving is still a week away, some would say ‘in the way’ – the sounds of ‘ho-ho-ho’ are making you wonder ‘how-how-how’ can this be? For example, on the 19th of November (the 37th day of Christmas) what do you call the lowest gas prices in […]
By David Anderson Pity the poor penniless gambler: thrown to the curb by the too-tight-t-shirt bouncer; doused by equal parts rain and beer; puddle-sprayed from the luxury rides of exotic Lamborghini’s, Ferrari’s and Maserati’s; drowning in remorseful tears that drip the vestiges of humanity to the grated gutter clogged with advertisements of half-naked women. OK, […]
Story, Photo & Film – Joseph Boyle My friend, Andy Gernon, and I were talking the other day. She mentioned she is giving tennis lessons to another old friend of ours, Bill Ludwig. On the face of it, there is no story to write. My reason for writing this story quickly becomes evident when I […]
By David Anderson To everyone: elected incumbent or newly elected for anything anywhere. A website pictures “The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Disobedient Animals.” Sheep didn’t make the list.
By David Anderson No, it hasn’t happened yet but it could. And why not? On November 6, 2012, Washington was joined by Colorado in becoming the first state to legalize the sale and possession of cannabis for recreational use since the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, marking “an electoral first not only for America but for the world.”