Column Chronicles: 2016 Archive
Predictions for 2017
December 29, 2016
I'm no psychic and yet sometimes I feel like one because at the end of each year I have images and thoughts about things that are going to happen.
Selfie destruction
December 22, 2016
It continues to be a fact. Statistics are now showing that more people die taking selfies than people die from almost any other meaningless task.
What awe remains?
December 15, 2016
Now that all of us have seen clear, distinct photos of the planet Pluto, what could we possibly see to incite us with awe? What would satisfy our awe?
Addressing authors
December 8, 2016
Recently, I was hired by The United States Authors Association (USAA) to speak on the tribulations of being an author in the United States.
Books, victims of circumstance
December 1, 2016
Writers don't have it easy, especially if a writer writes a piece that he or she knows will not be published for many months. Being timely with writing is a matter of time.
Famous movie's failed sequel revealed
November 24, 2016
Movie buffs are going to love this particular entry because I have information that has never appeared on any blog, even blogs that present true stories.
Internet facts may be misleading
November 17, 2016
I am very concerned about anyone growing up these days that may be learning about history by using their Internet machine websites.
Your liver wants to live
November 10, 2016
One thing is for sure: a human cannot live without a liver. Have you ever noticed that the first four letters in the word liver spells the word live?
This is what I mean by saying that
November 3, 2016
People have started to use certain words and phrases to mean other than what those words and phrases mean. People are doing this because they are uncomfortable...
Changing things will be o-KKK
October 27, 2016
During the past year I was hired by the infamous Ku Klux Klan to speak at an "organizational dinner," which was a BBQ on a large lawn where they picnicked.
More of my favorite films
October 20, 2016
Through the decades of my storied life in and around show business I have always had an esoteric taste for film. Once again, here are a few of my favorites.
Worry can cause illness, part 2
October 13, 2016
We continue with our articles on worry and recent studies that show the more a person will worry about anything, the greater the physical body will react.
Worry can cause illness, part 1
October 6, 2016
For as long as doctors have treated humans, there has been a tedious hunt to find the connection between a person's brain and their body health.
The scheme theme
September 29, 2016
Philosphers, psychologists, psychics and psychos will always bring up the term "In the scheme of things" to make a point about something affecting everything.
Thinking strange things
September 22, 2016
Once, everyone thought the Earth was flat. Today that seems stupid but back when people were stupid about such things it was normal to believe it.
Cities of ill-loyalty
September 15, 2016
After exhastive research, a team of social scientists have come up with a list of where husbands cheat on their wives more than in any of the other states.
Onions unlimited
September 8, 2016
One of the most versatile vegetables on our planet. The onion, an element to more recipes than there are ripped sweaters in Ireland, has more uses than you think.
Notes from my personal journal
September 1, 2016
I have been told that many people reading entries from the published portions of my journal have experienced elation, sometimes weight reduction. So here I go again.
The politics of being polite
August 25, 2016
It isn't enough to simply say, "Thank you" and "You're welcome" or to open a door for an elderly person and let them go in first.
Son of Confucius, part three
August 18, 2016
Here is more text from the works of Confucious, Jr., a man who demanded to be known publicly as the direct ascendant of his namesake.
Memories unbound
August 11, 2016
As I grow older, my memories become more distinct. I can remember explicit details, though I cannot recall entire situations.
Amazing odds
August 4, 2016
Although shying away is a good policy, most people are unaware that many situations that can injure or kill people do not happen so often.
The power of green is for real
July 28, 2016
A previous study claimed that red was the color with true power over people's emotions. A new study presents green as the true power color.
Being single could be a healthy deal
July 21, 2016
Lots of studies, if not only a few, show that it is healthier to be married than it is to be single. Now, another study shows that being single can also be healthy.
Son of Confucius, part two
July 14, 2016
The works were found only recently in an archeologic dig that discovered the burial site of Kong Li, the first child of Confucius.
Rodeo clown, part nine
July 7, 2016
My job as a rodeo clown working for The Rootin' Tootin' Wildcat Rope and Revolver Rodeo made me wonder about my future as I entered my umpteenth year.
Ageless youth in the new millennium
June 30, 2016
The lifespan of humans has expanded and a global culture has changed so much that people no longer feel being over 50 years old means their lives have been defined...
Body Fat 101
June 23, 2016
Everyone has body fat. Some people feel only obese people have body fat. That's wrong and it is one reason I am presenting this educational article.
Dangerous home work
June 16, 2016
It's expensive to pay professionals to fix things in your house but if you take on the jobs yourself you may save a ton of money but do so at the risk of your life.
More coffee may mean more life
June 9, 2016
How great would it be if you heard that drinking more coffee could mean you will live longer? If you don't drink coffee you would start drinking it...
Hollywood reboots and resumes, part two
June 2, 2016
We continue now with our exclusive report on Hollywood's plans to start old franchises up again and pick up with new chapters for franchises that stopped.
Hollywood reboots and resumes, part one
May 26, 2016
Hollywood is in trouble again. There are few fresh ideas around, so the powers-that-be is preparing to reboot and resume movies.
The horoscope confliction
May 19, 2016
Astrology is not dependable. I would love to believe that my horoscope included advice that I could use to make my days less pressure-filled...
Ramajay Nunu, a rare interview Part 2
May 12, 2016
Here is the continuation of my interview with the spiritually sensation Ramajay Nunu. "Have you achieved full Buddahood?"
Ramajay Nunu, a rare interview Part 1
May 5, 2016
I was granted an audience with the spiritually sensation Ramajay Nunu and recorded the following interview. "What's up with people?"
Mistakes that get you fired
April 28, 2016
People working in offices do some crazy things. They throw chairs and sometimes out of windows from floors high atop buildings, they tip over water coolers...
Still more Dadaesque prose
April 21, 2016
The wanton spirit and energy of a painting by a Dada artist, as well as the Won Ton soup I always order from Chinese restaurants, move me to write Dadaesque [sic] prose.
More of my favorite films
April 14, 2016
Through the decades of my storied life in and around show business I have always had an esoteric taste for film. This, of course, attracted me to esoteric films.
ADHD book soars in sales
April 7, 2016
"Slime Market Prophets," is the first, to anyone's knowledge, book to be published as written by a man who has embraced his severe condition of ADHD.
Celebrities' last words
March 31, 2016
Unknown to many and not cared about by even more are the last words of celebrities from all fields. Their work could result in a fascinating book.
Signs of leadership
March 24, 2016
Certain qualities seem to be shared by people who show they can be great leaders. Sometimes they don't know themselves what drives them to have their abilities.
Son of Confucius, part one
March 17, 2016
Confucius, the perennitally quoted Chinese philosopher is said to have had a successor. The man demands to be known publicly as Confucius, Jr.
Many Earths, many life forms?
March 10, 2016
Astrophysicicists are now looking beyond our own universe and counting stars that are similar to our Sun. They currently took a break at the number 500 quintillion.
Rodeo clown, part eight
March 3, 2016
My job as a clown working for The Rootin' Tootin' Wildcat Rope & Revolver Rodeo made me experience periods of depression, followed by periods of elation.
Unique horror concepts for TV movies
February 25, 2016
The SyFy Channel on cable TV systems everywhere, has become so popular over the past few years that it began producing its own feature films.
International cities I love
February 18, 2016
I have been all over the world, in and out of countries and many of their cities and towns and I have grown to love many of them for various reasons.
A Broadway show with a political spin
February 11, 2016
Political movements have been known to affect the themes of pop culture vehicles but this coming Broadway season is about to emphasize that very influence.
New meds help to thwart illness
February 4, 2016
Modern medicine continually improves treating every kind of human infliction. I was given a go-ahead to introduce some new medications, along with their particular warnings.
Scourge of the red fire ants
January 28, 2016
Once, in Florida, I encountered the Solenopsis invicta, which of course you know is one of the most dangerous red fire ants on the planet.
Addressing the pseudo-depressed
January 21, 2016
Recently, though I did not cash the check yet, I was hired to give a motivational speech to a group of citizens who claim they are severely depressed.
The list of most dangerous cities
January 14, 2016
Every year, a list of dangerous cities is released to travel agencies. Crime records throughout the preceding year measure these cities' dangers.
The great George Washington myth
January 7, 2016
So many things we learned about real people in history have not been recorded accurately. Take George Washington, for instance. The first President of the US...
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