Archive | March, 2011

If It’s Free, It’s for Me!

Posted on 31 March 2011

Everyone has heard of the expression, “If it’s free, it’s for me.”  The word “free” mesmerizes us.  The sheer thought of getting something for nothing gives us a rush of adrenaline.  But for everything that you may think is free, think again, even if you are spending a penny or a dollar for a so-called free […]

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Specialty Merchandise Corporation Scam

Posted on 30 March 2011

Entrepreneurship is flourishing in the current economic landscape.  Downsized or seeking to create a second source of income as a hedge against unemployment, individuals are striking out on their own by establishing their own businesses.  Many of them turn to the Internet for direction, and many are, unfortunately, the victims of trickery at the hands […]

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The Wave of the Future

Posted on 30 March 2011

The recent giant tidal wave that engulfed the northern coast of Japan caused severe damage to life and property. The tsunami was triggered by an earthquake of 8.8 magnitude on the Richter scale. Unlike earthquakes, the wave of the future will not be measured on the Richter scale; it will be gauged by our way […]

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And the Lucky Winner Is…?

Posted on 29 March 2011

Recently, we have been saddened by the disaster in Japan, the violence in Libya, and the deaths of some very notable people.  But, for every gray cloud, there is a silver lining.  The good news is that seven people have won $312 million dollars in the Mega Millions lottery! That is an astounding amount of […]

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A Hidden New Jersey Historical Treasure

Posted on 28 March 2011

Photos Courtesy of Martin Griff / The Times   Hollywood launched Roots, a blockbuster mini-series that captured our hearts in illustrating the struggles of Negroes in pre-Civil War America.  With Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X at the helm of later struggles, history relates the diverse approaches used to achieve racial equality as […]

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The Lure of Cats

Posted on 25 March 2011

What is it about the domestic cat that so enthralls us?   Does our fascination lie in the understanding that the term “domestic cat” is a dichotomy?    The wise civilization of ancient Egyptians harnessed the value of cats as natural hunters.  Loosened upon the granaries, cats made quick work of rodents carrying disease to the […]

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Crisis!

Posted on 24 March 2011

As I listen to the nightly news concerning world affairs and the ills of society, I have noticed the word “crisis” being used to describe different situations. Of Latin origin, the word “crisis” means decisions made during extenuating circumstances.  The very word conjures up images of impending peril. Synonyms of the word, to mention a […]

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550.1.1: The Mark of The Microsoft Syndrome

Posted on 22 March 2011

If 666 is the mark of the Anti-Christ, what is 550.1.1?  Why, it’s the identifying number of just another error code that bedevils computer users.  Taken in their totality, these codes comprise what I refer to as the Microsoft Syndrome. Recently, I decided to update my e-mail by switching to Outlook Express.  This move eliminated […]

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Spring Is On Its Way!

Posted on 21 March 2011

Have you noticed the signs of spring lately?  Did you know that snow is melting fast, birds are chirping, and flowers are budding? Spring officially starts March 20th, but there are many things taking place.  Temperatures have risen up to 60o.  This is causing all the snow to melt.  The daffodils in my yard are […]

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Where is Godzilla?

Posted on 18 March 2011

Some say the world will end in fire; Some say ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire. But from what I know of hate, I say that ice Is also great, And would suffice.   While still quiet young, I committed these words of one of our most […]

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