Archive for 2007

Happy New Year 2008!

When the count goes to zero, when the ball falls, when all the kazoos and horns sound, when the streamers and confetti fly, when man kisses woman, when a cheer goes up, when hugs are all around, and the music starts to play another year will have passed into memory. It will be time for [...]

Our Heroes

If you have been watching the news or reading the paper at all of late, then you know about the Mitchell Report. It reveals, to some degree, the use of performance enhancing drugs by professional baseball players and includes several big name players who allegedly used them. One of those names is Andy Pettitte, a [...]

A Golden Sundae? Willy Wonka Would be Turning in His Grave

I came across this article and was just amazed. Just amazed! I didn’t even know there was such a thing as edible gold. Make sure you go to Reuters and check out the picture. – SC By Jeff Swett Love dessert? Love a little combination of ice cream and chocolate syrup? Starting to sound good [...]

Forbidden Speculation

Some lines…should not be crossed. And yet, what if they are? When does love end, and where should it begin? Is death an end, a means to an end, or simply candy? Friendship and loss, desire and fear. Aliens, droids, demons, humans, and life. How far will they go and what will happen if they [...]

Health Nut

I have never been much of a health nut. Perhaps it is because I have always been pretty healthy, had a good heart, good lungs, a good diet, and a stable mind. I consider myself something of an athlete, though age has stolen much of that consideration. Still, I can get on the basketball court [...]

Shopping For Christmas

Holidays seem to pass very fast. Thanksgiving is gone. Now the shopping season is upon us. If you don’t remember that’s the holiday between Thanksgiving and Christmas that so many retail owners love. I have never really gotten much into the Black Friday buying frenzy like some people. It is a little too much pressure [...]

A Chance At Love

How far would you go for the chance at true love? Would you give up your job, your home, your city? Would you make a fool of yourself? And would it be worth it at the end if he didn’t love you? If he turned and walked away and chose someone else instead? Some women [...]

My Muse is Dead

by Guy Anthony De Marco I’ve been facing an empty page, the character prompt flashing like a tiny rusted pin wielded by a sadistic acupuncture dropout, jabbing my impotent writing ego over and over. There is nothing to write about. Well, nothing horror-related, which means the same thing to me. My haunted laptop taunts me, [...]

The One Word That Will Change Your Life Forever

By Dwayne Gilbert There is one word in the English language that will change your life forever, and after you understand it and use it, your life will never be the same. This one word will allow you to have, do, and be anything and everything your heart desires. In my years of experience listening [...]

I Am Astounded

I am astounded. I really am. Alex Rodriguez, the greatest player in the sport of baseball, opted out of a guaranteed 72 million dollars, and almost certainly another 200 million dollars, choosing to leave the most storied franchise in sports: The New York Yankees. That’s amazing. He is an amazing player who made his mark [...]