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If a sport can make my bookworm wife raise her eyebrows and keep an open mind, it must really have potential.
As I begin my 41st year of collecting the Fall Preview issues of "TV Guide," my mind drifts back to the programs that turn 50 this fall.
According to Gizmodo, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have discovered the oldest, most distant galaxy ever detected by earthlings.
Some schools started in early August, I haven't checked in on the MDA Telethon since Jerry Lewis was ousted as host and my family has no particular Labor Day traditions; but I do find myself pondering the holiday that salutes the accomplishments of America's workers.
Will I finally be better equipped to deal with the hordes of the Terminally Oblivious?
Will "aw shucks" businessmen someday say, "We put our pants on half a leg at a time, just like everyone else"?
I guess my morbid streak has prepared me for the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) and the events leading up to it.
So, did a recent "Wired" magazine article bring your complacency about automotive safety and privacy to a screeching halt?
"Sharpen 'em if you got 'em." Once upon a time, people looked upon permission to partake of nicotine as a golden opportunity to relax. Now millions fight stress in a more colorful way.
"Sequel reveals dark side of Atticus Finch." "New book portrays Atticus Finch as a racist." "Atticus Finch fans on Twitter aghast."
Even though secular influences have reduced the Bible Belt to a Bible Thong, one can still find plenty of Vacation Bible Schools here in the South.
Remember when gray hair made one appear distinguished and sage? When every facial line told a proud story?
"There's no such thing as a stupid question — but we're doing our best."
Although I grew up watching Walt Disney's "Wonderful World of Color" on Sunday nights and have amassed a huge collection of Disney comic books, it looked as if I would never darken the gates of Walt Disney World Resort.
The nation's 70 million fathers vary widely in age, ethnicity, income, talents and parenting style; but they all have one thing in common: they're not prepared for the random Father's Day thoughts I'm about to unleash.
"Magna Carta? Wasn't that the show Tom Selleck was on before 'Blue Bloods'?"
May 20, 2015 was one of the most bittersweet days of my life. That's when my son Gideon reached the milestone of graduating from sixth grade.
If not for my son Gideon (age 11), I might have missed my deadline this week. Over the past few months, Gideon has become an avid reader of the venerable "Reader's Digest," following in the footsteps of me and my late father (and probably my grandmother Tyree).
I had never really thought about such books existing, but the May 8 "Newsweek" reports that Amish romance novels are big business, accounting for as much as half of the inspirational fiction market and involving dozens of new titles each month.
This year my mother (still going strong at age 88) marks 50 years as an antique collector. Since I grew up in a world of hand-stitched quilts, milk churns, Depression glass and yellowing Montgomery Ward catalogues, I have learned to appreciate the classics.