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A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has struck in the Caribbean Sea north of Honduras. There are no early reports of damage on land, but the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center warns of tsunami dangers in (more..)


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Clement Clarke Moore (1779 – 1863) wrote the poem “Twas the night before Christmas” also called “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in 1822. It is now the tradition in many Am(more..)


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In the next week, we will be celebrating the first Christmas.  But in this space today I would also like to call attention to the second Christmas.

The second Christmas wasn’t ce(more..)


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(By Eve Bushman) I recently watched a short (just under 60 minutes) BBC documentary, The Truth About Alcohol, on YouTube. I(more..)


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I remember my father saying goodbye to me very seriously as he was transferred to fly Air Force planes in the Korean War.  I was only three years old, but there was something in his uncharacte(more..)


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(By Chris Sharp) I remember my father saying goodbye to me very seriously as he was transferred to fly Air Force planes in the Korean War.  I was only three years old, but there was something (more..)


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“A palm-sized robot that can hold conversations will go on sale in Japan (sometime in 2017), developer Toyota has announced.

“Kirobo Mini, who was 10cm (4in) hi(more..)


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There is a story from out of the year 1990 that somehow keeps getting into my head.  From out of political exile, a loud blustery Russian named Boris Yeltsin was coming into power in the Sovie(more..)


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(By Chris Sharp) There is a story from out of the year 1990 that somehow keeps getting into my head.  From out of political exile, a loud blustery Russian named Boris Yeltsin was coming into p(more..)


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(By Dave Bossert) Like many business travelers, I had succumbed to the siren’s call of the frequent flyer programs offered by the airlines. How could anyone not who was flying more than a hun(more..)