To Everything…There is a Season

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted." - Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 Time is my enemy now. Not only does it often seem to be … Continue reading To Everything…There is a Season

Birds of a Feather

photo by Mike Hyland "Once we reach a certain age, we often worry that those precious hours and days--the ones which we remember so fondly and so well--will never come again. We think that all of our best experiences are contained within them, and that all we really have now are our memories of them. … Continue reading Birds of a Feather

The Abundance of Life and Love

Recently in email I received a link to a video that presented a poem by Kate Nowak called, "May You Be Blessed." It's a very nice sentiment expressed in the poem, and her efforts have been re-posted quite often. I couldn't help admiring her idea, but I really felt like it needed a response. Here … Continue reading The Abundance of Life and Love

Hurricane Update 2PM

It's Monday afternoon here now and the storm has begun to show its effects. The satellite image above looks ominous in revealing the magnitude of this storm, and we are continuing to track the storm for as long as the power holds out. We have several mobile devices in the house, although we expect even … Continue reading Hurricane Update 2PM

First things first…

Patrice, my good friend and kindred spirit at "The Heartbreak of Invention," asked me to join in on this revealing look at personal "firsts," inspired by one of her fellow bloggers, and in the spirit of friendship I offer this humorous look at some of my own firsts.  Enjoy! First Girlfriend:  My first efforts … Continue reading First things first…

Madness and the Demise of Common Sense

painting by untitled blue on flickr - Acrylic on 4 Canvas: 125x90cm On a recent errand to acquire a bottle of aspirin from the neighborhood drug store, (never actually having set foot in the place previously,) as I walked through the door, I was immediately seized by an overwhelming desire to check the sign out … Continue reading Madness and the Demise of Common Sense

The Versatile Blogger Award

Many thanks to for including me on her list of fifteen bloggers here at for being…well…versatile. describes the word “versatile” like this: ver•sa•tile [vur-suh-tl or, especially Brit., -tahyl] – adjective 1. Capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc.: e.g. - a … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award

Nostalgia and the Future of Humanity

Some years ago, I photographed Roy Rogers at a meet and greet in New Jersey. A friend of mine recently forwarded an email which reflected on some of the television characters from our childhood years, like Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, The Lone Ranger and Tonto, Sky King and Superman and Sgt. Friday, Captain Kangaroo, … Continue reading Nostalgia and the Future of Humanity

Conscious Machines?

One of the most compelling forces behind much of my writing also happens to be one of the most important reasons why we should question the current wisdom of the modern study of human consciousness. Aside from acknowledging the central role that consciousness plays in our existence and the nearly complete lack of comprehension of … Continue reading Conscious Machines?