Pomp and Circumspect
You can hardly turn around lately without bumping into somebody from out of town, who has scurried in town to give a commencement speech.
Last Sunday, Robert Gates, the Secretary of Defense congratulated and challenged the new graduates of Morehouse College. At the same time Gates was speaking, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice did the same at Spelman. A week earlier, Stephen Chu, U.S. Energy...
The 4 Reasons Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Are Getting Divorced
The media is acting bewildered by “What went wrong?” in the five-year marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. I know the answers. Although I’ve never met Tom or Katie, like millions around the globe I've been subjected to ridiculous amounts of media hype about this couple. Also, I've interviewed hundreds of couples married over 50 years, 75 whom are featured in Everlasting Matrimony:...
Picture of the Day and B'days for Jan. 7
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 7th, the 7th day of 2009. Today's birthdays include "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric. Our pictures of the day are a couple of strange family photos.
sometimes write about what I call milestone birthdays that are birthdays which
end in zero. In addition to all those
birthday starting with ten and going to eighty and beyond, there is one that
ends in five – that is 65. That one is
important to those entering seniordom.
But this is about a milestone birthday that comes long before that. It is one’s 30th birthday. That one is...
A Most Elegant Ruse?
Hardly ever does any good news come out of a study… at least nothing to your advantage.
The odds are stacked. And mostly against you too.
Call it whatever you might: “research”, “in-depth examination”, “statistical analysis”, “undercover investigation”, “scientific scrutiny”, etc. The naked truth is that the only winners in ‘snooping around” are the government, the...