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As we may be very busy today observing Valentine’s Day and often trying to decide who our Valentine is, we may be overlooking that the first Valentine was dedicated to humanity in general.&nb(more..)


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(By Eve Bushman) The Beverly Hills Hotel was a perfect backdrop for a tasting of the latest Bordeaux, the release of the 2015 vintage. The chandelier that hung over the center of the room was dimme(more..)


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Yes, those words “global warming” have come back to haunt us.  This after we have done everything we can think of to simply replace “global warming” with any kind of mo(more..)


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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..)