Category: Potpourri

August 11, 2013

Intentional dementia

Filed under: Potpourri - 11 Aug 2013

By Dr. Gary Welton

During Mother’s last few months, conversations were extremely difficult to follow because her mind seamlessly switched from one decade to another. Isaac Singer writes, “Sometimes she’d tangle one story with another and couldn’t find her way out” …

May 22, 2013

My Inheritance

Filed under: Potpourri - 22 May 2013

By Dr. Gary Welton

The great 20th century novelist Chaim Potok wrote, in his novel, My Name Is Asher Lev, “You have a gift, Asher Lev. You have a responsibility.” My Mom had a gift of 89 years, 89 years to …

April 8, 2013

Man facing his own black hole! (Video)

Filed under: Potpourri - 08 Apr 2013

BY: Michael Haltman

From Adam and Eve to the present day man has faced temptations!

It’s the decision of whether to give in or not to give in to temptation that defines the moral make-up of the individual, the institution …

April 2, 2013

The Rogue Rat of Fukushima!

Filed under: Potpourri - 02 Apr 2013

A rat so large due to the effects of radiation exposure that it singlehandedly took down the cooling system in the crippled nuclear complex exposing 8,800 nuclear fuel rods!

December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Filed under: Potpourri,Religion & Faith - 25 Dec 2012

No updates today. IT’S CHRISTMAS! Now go be with your family!

December 6, 2012

The Dividends of $elf-Control

Filed under: Potpourri - 06 Dec 2012

By Dr. Gary L. Welton

As Christmas approaches, Americans are once again spending a lot of money. With that in mind, here are some thoughts on the importance of self-control in our lives.

November 23, 2012

It’s the Holiday Season – Without Andy Williams

Filed under: Politics In General,Potpourri - 23 Nov 2012

By Dr. Paul Kengor

It was shortly before Thanksgiving. I was in the kitchen washing dishes when I heard my first music of the holiday season. Sick of talk radio and sick of election post-mortems, I gave myself a breather, …

July 23, 2012

Penn State: A Season in Purgatory

Filed under: Potpourri - 23 Jul 2012

On Saturday, September 8th, the University of Virginia has a once–in–a–lifetime opportunity to demonstrate how an institution obeys the same honor code that governs its students.

The Cavaliers can prove to the world that UVA’s honor code is more than mere …

June 23, 2012

Thoughts Concerning The Avengers

Filed under: Potpourri - 23 Jun 2012

The Avengers was a good film.

However, it was not the greatest superhero movie of all time as has been suggested. And believe me, I have seen some superhero movies.

June 17, 2012

An Open Letter to Bottom Dollar Foods

Filed under: Potpourri - 17 Jun 2012

When Bottom Dollar Foods arrived in Pittsburgh, it immediately became my favorite grocery store. A discount supermarket that carries name brand items in addition to its store brands, it has also got reasonably-priced meats and excellent produce. Disappointingly, my shopping …

June 15, 2012

A Dad Like Jack: The Influence of Ronald Reagan’s Father

Filed under: History,Potpourri - 15 Jun 2012

When we open our newspapers on Father’s Day, we expect to find something nice about dads—often heroic dads. Yet, for every boy or girl whose father was a doctor or Marine who stormed the beaches of Normandy, there is a …

May 21, 2012

Attention Deficit Disorder … Not

Filed under: Potpourri - 21 May 2012

The topic of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder) can stir emotion in some, especially among parents whose children are affected. It was originally known as Minimal Brain Dysfunction. There are two basic …

March 30, 2012

Lloyd’s Life Lessons: It’s Only Words

Filed under: Potpourri - 30 Mar 2012

Folks, I have learned there is powerful creative energy in what we say. Over the years, I have learned to guard my tongue. However, I must stay diligent in my quest to only sow what I want into the air …

March 17, 2012

Lloyd’s Life Lessons: Meet Joe

Filed under: Politically Incorrect Reality,Potpourri - 17 Mar 2012

I was 17. The summer before beginning at the Maryland Institute College of Art on a scholarship, I landed a job at Joe Canale Signs. Mr. Canale was a kind and jolly Italian. He had four young black artists working …

March 9, 2012

Lloyd’s Life Lessons: The Turning Point

Filed under: Potpourri - 09 Mar 2012

I talk often about gratitude because I believe it pleases God and is a key to success. In 1993, I was enjoying a successful 15 year career as an award-winning art department supervisor at an ABC affiliate TV station in …

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