Archive for January, 2007

The Frontier

The world has always had a frontier, an edge beyond which nothing was known. Most famous of these frontiers was the dark and endless waters beyond the Azores during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Most people believed that the world was flat and that the water went on forever, until the sailing ship would suddenly [...]


I have opinions on everything. Except politics. Now that is not really true, I have opinions on politics, but I seldom voice them. I don’t like politics. I don’t think they are worth arguing about most of the time. I believe there is a right way and a wrong way, no real gray areas, to [...]

Collecting Dust

I am a collector of things. It doesn’t really matter what it is as long as there a “number” of them to collect. When I was real young I used to go around the house “bumping” into dressers, desks, and chairs to see what things would fall off. Most of the time pennies, paper clips, [...]

This Year

The New Year has come, and you know what, no one dreaded its coming. Everyone looked forward to the New Year with expectation, hope, enthusiasm. Why? People love new beginnings, new chances, fresh starts. People like to turn the page. They like the idea of starting over. It’s not that we are unhappy with what [...]