Bill Nye the Friendly Guy: Scientist makes a dream come true for Superfan with Autism

Consider the following: Michael de Groot is a middle school student who wants to be a scientist and talks constantly about his idol, Bill Nye. He never thought that one day he would be able to actually meet Bill in person. Michael thinks Bill is smart and funny, and he regularly uses phrases from the “Bill Nye the Science Guy” show in conversation. Michael is so enthusiastic about science that his parents often have to remind him that his bedroom is not the best place to conduct experiments....more

For Listicle and Stupid Facebook Quiz Lovers

My “friends” on Facebook range from teenagers (children of good friends) to my 90-year old Granddaddy, and they live all over the globe. Some friends are unemployed, some are students, some are business execs, some are authors, some are scientists and a bunch I have no idea what they do. Yet, among all these disparate people, whose single common feature is at some point interacting with me, one thing is for certain. My FB friends love to post listicles and inane quizzes on their newsfeeds....more

Yolanda Foster Bashing Doctor-Author Forgot To Research Lyme Disease (Part One)

This is part one (focusing on the science) of a response to a recent article which questioned Real Housewives star Yolanda Foster's Chronic Lyme Disease diagnosis and claimed that there is "no good evidence" that Chronic Lyme Disease exists....more

Leo Full Moon - Glamor, Sparkle, Drama!

Tuesday’s Full Moon, 2/3/15, will be in dramatic, Fire sign Leo - no better way to heat up, perk up a long winter! A “Full” phase intensifies the traits of the sign it is visiting and with Sun ruled Leo, (its Zodiac symbol is the glorious Lion, King of the jungle) we feel generous, creative and get the urge to flame and sparkle while flitting across the world stage. ("Look at me!"). ...more

Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest

Phoenix Comicon organizers could have been content to continue running a really solid convention every summer. With an army of 1600 volunteers and just 6 paid staff, they were already putting on one of the largest Comicons in the U.S. They could’ve just cruised....more

But Honestly...

I am sorry to say that honesty appears to no longer be a valued virtue in our society.  Many of us stretch the truth to the breaking point or even make up outrageous stories to get what we want, whether it be some type of advantage or just to avoid the consequences of a previous misdeed.  The illegality of fraud seems to have been reduced to little more than a technicality....more

Review of the Podcast "Serial"

i’ve heard rumblings of this thing called “serial” that has pretty much gone viral. i brushed it aside, not really sure what it was until it was so much in my face that i looked it up. narrated by reporter sarah koenig, “serial” is a podcast (available on your podcast app on your iphone or via the website www.serialpodcast.org for free) that takes a deep dive into a closed homicide case from january 1999....more
jainaj I can see that perspective! It's like providing hope when there is none. I did see though ...more

Why I should not be allowed to think about things.

I love music.LOVE love.Those of you who've suffered through all the incarnations of my radio show know what I like, which is almost everything between the 50s and the 90s, with a couple handsful of random songs from 2000 to now. I also like classic country music, but not too much of 'today's' country. I love to turn up the radio and sing at the top of my lungs - in the house, in the car...in the grocery store.There are a ton of misheard lyrics that I sang incorrectly for years, and I still do, because it's fun....more

Aquarius Sun 1/20/15 – The Zodiac's Humanitarian!

The symbol for the 11th sign of the Zodiac is the “Water Bearer”, it may be confusing, but Aquarius is definitely an Air sign ruled by the unpredictable, unconventional, undeniably radical planet Uranus. It’s all about independence, the resentment of all “ties that bind”, a love of sudden changes of direction and thinking “outside of the box”. What a way to start the New Year!...more

The Kate Middleton Fixation

 Love her, hate her, but you can't ignore her. Her shiny locks and pleasant smile have become a media fixture since her dating and courtship days. And finally, with a fairy tale wedding like none other, she does what she's best at: taking the world by storm....more