Balloon Invasion!!!

25 July 2015

  You never know when you might be minding your own business and get invaded by a flotilla of hot air balloons. This was precisely the case at a 9 year old baseball game I recently umpired. It made for a memorable game.   The balloons had taken off from nearby Solberg Airport in Readington, […]

Chicago Blackhawks: A Dynasty or Not?

24 June 2015

The question of whether the Chicago Blackhawks have reached the pinnacle of sports achievement is as close as it gets.   The Chicago Blackhawks have defeated the Tampa Bay Lighting 4-2 to claim their third Stanley Cup Title in six seasons.  There are good points to be made for this team being in the dynasty […]

NBA Finals 2015: New Wave Basketball Metrics on Display

03 June 2015

  The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are set to play for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. LeBron James is in his fifth consecutive Finals while reigning as the League’s Most Valuable Player. Stephen Curry looks to lead the Warriors to their first title in 40 years. Both teams love to shoot the three ball […]

The Ernie Pyle Story

24 May 2015

  Born August 3, 1900, he entered the world as Ernest Taylor Pyle to William Clyde Pyle and Mary Taylor Pyle near Dana, Indiana.  He attended local schools and at age 17 enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve during World War I where he served three months active duty before the war ended.  After […]

Adults and Children – Not So Different

30 April 2015

  As a child, I perceived adults to be knowledgeable, mature, and responsible.  To me, they usually appeared to be purposeful and in control.  Five decades later, I realize that my childhood perceptions could not have been further from the truth.   As many who are familiar with this website are aware, I officiate several […]

430 Years in Egypt?

31 March 2015

  It’s a well-known story.  The children of Israel went down to Egypt to survive.  Thanks to a wise ruler there named Joseph, Egypt had food; but there wasn’t enough food anywhere else after two years of a famine that would eventually last for seven years.   In a way that only God could have […]

My Honor Flight

28 February 2015

  Recently, I received a phone call from a friend and comrade-in-arms, Len Nowak, asking me if I would be interested in visiting our nation’s capital on June 7, 2014.  He told me the trip was sponsored by an organization named Honor Flight that would be transporting approximately 90 World War ll veterans from Southern […]

Super Bowl XLIX – Seahawks vs. Patriots

29 January 2015

  The Seattle Seahawks, fresh off their incredible comeback victory of the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game, look to become the first team since their opponent the New England Patriots to repeat as NFL champion.  The story in the two weeks between Championship weekend and the Super Bowl has been about ‘Deflate-Gate’ […]

The Actual Date of Christmas Day

24 December 2014

The Timeline Continues to the New Testament – The Birth of the Lord   The next major event we will consider is the birth of the Lord Jesus.  Our modern calendar uses the Anno Domini method of designating the current year.  These words, abbreviated as A.D., mean “year of the Lord” in Latin and refer […]

John McGlohon – My War Years

09 November 2014

  In August of 2010, Write on New Jersey reported the previously untold story of a fourth B-29 in the skies over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and of the military photographer on board who captured the image of the first atomic bomb explosion.  Denied by official sources for more than half a century, the story […]

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News & Opinion

Shooting in Virginia

Posted on 28 August 2015

Same outrage that applied to Charleston shooting needs to apply here   On Wednesday August 26, 2015, Vester Lee Flanagan (aka, Bryce Williams) shot and killed two former co-workers, Allison Parker and Adam Ward.  Reactions to the recent (and unfortunate) shootings now have those on the political left feeling just how sharp that double edge […]

Spotlight on Business

The Federal Debt Ceiling – Its Origins and Implications

Posted on 11 September 2013

  The United States debt limit or debt ceiling is an amount, fixed by legislation, of the national debt that can be imposed by the Treasury.  Since the different expenditures of the government are observed and authorized by different pieces of legislation, the debt ceiling does not play any role in restricting annual deficits.  And […]

Careers & Employment

How Mobile is Shaping the Recruitment Space

Posted on 30 November 2013

The time of desktop and laptops is fading fast, with mobile replacing them in all forms and sizes.  Thus, any company that doesn’t use mobile for recruitment is at risk of losing out on huge talent base.  The same holds true for companies providing online or offline recruitment services.  Here we examine how mobile is […]

Girl Talk

Women the Stronger Sex!

Posted on 04 October 2011

In the 1958 sci-fi cult classic Queen of Outer Space, four astronauts crash land on the planet Venus, a planet that they discover is populated entirely by hot babes in revealing costumes.  Captured, they soon learn that the planet is ruled by a cruel, masked Queen who has banished men from the planet.  Imprisoned in […]

NJ Facts & Trivia

Balloon Invasion!!!

Posted on 25 July 2015

  You never know when you might be minding your own business and get invaded by a flotilla of hot air balloons. This was precisely the case at a 9 year old baseball game I recently umpired. It made for a memorable game.   The balloons had taken off from nearby Solberg Airport in Readington, […]

NJ People

Primetime Personalities: TV Stars From NJ

Posted on 30 October 2013

They started in New Jersey and ended up in the homes of millions across the country.  According to NewJerseyNewsroom.com, New Jersey natives are some of the most prominent figures on entertainment channels.  Whether they’re making us laugh, telling the news or putting their personal lives on display, these New Jerseyans shine on the small screen. […]

Paranormal NJ

Nibiru – The Countdown

Posted on 05 December 2012

  The planet Nibiru, four times the size of Earth on a 3,600 year orbit of the Sun will imminently enter the inner solar system and destroy our planet on December 21 of this year, coinciding with the end of the Mayan Calendar.  This news, if you believe it, is being shielded from the general […]

Humor

August 2014 – The Feng Shui Hoax

Posted on 29 July 2014

  About two weeks ago, I received an interesting email from a friend.  It indicated that something was to occur this August that happens only once every 823 years: the phenomena of having five Fridays, five Saturdays, and five Sundays in one month.  Allegedly based on the ancient Chinese art and science known as Feng […]

Veterans Corner

The Ernie Pyle Story

Posted on 24 May 2015

  Born August 3, 1900, he entered the world as Ernest Taylor Pyle to William Clyde Pyle and Mary Taylor Pyle near Dana, Indiana.  He attended local schools and at age 17 enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve during World War I where he served three months active duty before the war ended.  After […]

Lifestyles

4 Considerations Before Going With a Long Commute

Posted on 03 January 2014

Jobs in big cities often have attractive salaries and room for advancement.  What they often don’t have, however, is affordable housing.  Some people deal with the housing costs or live in houses with roommates.  Others choose to commute varying distances.  The U.S. Census reports that the average commute for workers is 25.5 minutes.  However, 8.1 […]

Home/Real Estate

3 Backyard Projects That Don’t Require Professional Help

Posted on 21 December 2013

Every home requires upkeep, and homeowners can save a good chunk of change by learning how to handle home maintenance tasks on their own.  But just as a little tool-related know-how can be helpful in keeping your house in shape, it’s also important to understand your own limits, and to hire professional help when necessary. […]

Free Online Games

Extreme Racing 2

Posted on 08 August 2012

This is a very good auto racing game.  Use the arrows to control your car.  Don’t forget to add your high scores as a comment at the bottom of the page.  Good luck!     See Our Complete Listing of Free Online Games    

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