Immunity, Vampires, and the Apocalypse!

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 [...]

Is A Virus Alive?

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 [...]

George Washington at Twenty-One

GEORGE WASHINGTON AT TWENTY-ONE Do you remember when you were twenty-one? When you thought you were so incredibly strong. You soon enough began to feel the power in your future begin to weaken, as you prepared yourself for the long run. George Washington of the monument was once twenty-one, and a provincial officer set to [...]

George Washington Before the War

GEORGE WASHINGTON BEFORE THE WAR Before that later, more famous war. The revolutionary one. I'm talking here about the earlier, less talked about war. The one not as well known. The"French and Indian War." James Fenimore Cooper wrote about it in "The Last of the Mohicans." You saw the movie. You remember Hawkeye. "No matter [...]