Michael J. Fox appeared in some TV ads recently, to support stem cell research for Parkinson's disease. The ads showed him moving uncontrollably, due to Parkinson's. They were candid, and truthful. I've always liked Michael as an actor, and I thought he's been a real gentleman throughout his ordeal with Parkinson's. I agree with him, … Continue reading Michael J. Fox campaigns for stem cell research
We turned 300 million today (people, that is) here in the grand old (or young, depending on your point of view) US of A. Yay! Lots of us to go around, all of us immigrants (although some would think otherwise). We love big, open spaces, big cars, big houses, big meals and given our experiences … Continue reading Happy 300 millionth, USA!
I recently found out about two videos, both found on YouTube. The first, called I Can Only Imagine - Mercy Me, is a wonderfully inspirational video showing the amazing willpower of two people, a father-son team, who compete in triathlons. The catch is that the son is completely disabled, and the father carries him all … Continue reading Two wonderful short movies
This past weekend, close friends of ours and Ligia and I went camping in the Shenandoah National Park. It was a surreal experience. We left a little later than we'd planned, and caught the rush hour traffic heading west on Route 66. We rued our day as we slowly crawled through miles of clogged up … Continue reading Camping in the Shenandoah National Park
There I was, at a stop sign, when a truck carrying new cars passed by me, and it hit me (an idea, that is)! Not only did those cars have plastic foil on the body of the cars, but they had it on the wheels as well! You know, you've seen the white plastic wrap … Continue reading People's obsession with new things
Steve Irwin, the offbeat Australian [insert own characterization here] died, of a stingray barb through the heart, as he was filming a documentary today. He was apparently swimming on top of the stingray, when it swung its tail up, piercing his chest with the barb. Although crew members tried to save him, there was nothing … Continue reading The Croc Hunter dies
Hey, are you sick of tired of dirty looks from your neighbors, just because you have a doberman? Then you need the Poodle Disguise Kit for Dobermans! I kid you not. This site called attackchi put it together. It's tongue-in-cheek, I'm sure, but it's also in protest at what they say is the unjustified treatment … Continue reading Turn your doberman into a poodle