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I just happened to be flipping through the channels the other day, when this scene from “Apollo 13” jumped off the screen at me. Not only is that scene remarkable for the intensity of its acting, but because that line so effectively … more
I haven’t watched the videos of the recent slayings of American journalists. I’ve read the news accounts and the still photos are horrific enough for me, and I knew that I could never unsee it. But in the theater of my mind, I did see it; in … more
From what I have seen, there is a certain humor to losing you mind. True, it is that awkward, nervous, uncomfortable kind of laugh. But beneath that is a sadness … a catch-your-breath, … more
Ornate totem poles, jutting skyward 20 feet in air, once marked the turnoffs from the field at the corner of Baptist Road. Tourists, from all over the nation (and in fact the world) would stop to … more
It's 7:20 p.m. and Sean is bent over physics homework, graphs that show position and velocity in relation to time. Motion maps. more
There is an old saying, batted around in farm circles, that it is so dry in eastern Colorado that the water is wet only on one side. The rest of the state is not that much better off, though you … more
Recently while traveling in Dublin, Ireland, I learned that James Joyce chose his birthday for the release of his novel “Finnegan’s Wake.” “If James Joyce can use his birthday as a deadline, so can I!” Using a saddlebag full of my … more
“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”― Pablo PicassoYears ago, you couldn't talk to Merton Taylor on Monday afternoons.He would hole himself up, back at the check-in … more
I have done many stupid things in my life — I might have mentioned that before. Most of these stupid things, thank God, have not led to terrible consequences. Nonetheless, in retrospect, there are many things I would do differently, if I … more
It is often true that you don’t miss something until it is gone. Sometimes you don’t even miss it then. That may be the case with the beacon light, of Beacon Lite Road fame, here in … more
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