WHEN RADIO RULED When I came of age, television had invaded our lives. Ed Sullivan showed us the Beatles, and the nightly news showed us the daily body counts of the dead in Vietnam. Civil Rights, and the Women's Movement. Revolution in our culture. Rebellion in our generation. But change had had preceded us. [...]
https://vimeo.com/159619191 "River Nights," a 1980 song written and sung by Reggie Van Stockum with Tom Hynes on guitar and Paul Woods on drums at the Harvest Coffee and Cafe in Shelbyville, Kentucky, on Friday night, March 19, 2016.
IMMUNITY, VAMPIRES, AND THE APOCALYPSE! In which order should we take them? In reverse? Alright, the apocalypse first! Is it happening? Nope. Different folks have different beliefs about the coming destruction, of which they are all certain. Mine? An asteroid. It has happened before. A two-mile wide asteroid [1998, OR2] just passed by! Remember the [...]
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WHAT REALLY HAPPENED BACK THEN, IN 1918? 1918. With so many people moving around. It was a brand new world, at war with itself. When it should have been looking to fight somewhere else. That World War started because of the death of Franz Ferdinand. By the time it was over, nine million soldiers [...]
THAT FLU WAS NOT SPANISH, AND IT IS STILL FOLLOWING YOU! How can a virus be so dangerous, when it only kills a few persons per one hundred infected? 1% or 2% sounds kind of low. Kind of hopeful, unless you're the one or the two. Or if everyone you know is infected. At that [...]
IS A VIRUS ALIVE? What does it mean to be living? Viruses certainly seem to accelerate the dying. Well, some of them, anyway. Are they all parasitic? I ask my Junior College students this question: How do you define life? Not spiritually, for that is not my business here. Not through philosophy, too speculative. But [...]