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The December 1 Sunday Morning Sidewalk


I had a brief conversation with my wife yesterday.. we pondered our existence, and wondered if 'time' is really going as fast as we perceive it. My only argument was that the major earthquakes on this planet over the past decade did speed us up fractions of a millisecond--that was scientifically proven. Maybe that slight alteration in time does something to us over time.. maybe it in fact does make us feel that the passage of time--and in essence our trek around the sun--is changed.
It's because we have a child, and now a dog, and a rush of life with work and few pleasure. Could it be the plague of parents--the idea that you're watching your child grow too fast and also facing your own eventual 'ending'? It's already December.

And as long as my fate continues to allow me to exist, expect some Christmas related material this month and later as we get close to 2014, there will be an annual year in review offered us by this website for your pleasure or displeasure.

In the mean time, some news is worth offering.

Actor Paul Walker dies--in some form of twisted irony, in a car crash. He was one of the actors in the FAST AND FURIOUS films..

Paul Walker was just 40 and had a career still ahead of him.. Stars are reacting to the death..
Fast and Furious: Walker lived how he died..

The secret code for nuclear launch? It was just this easy: "00000000" So easy even a Reagan could have done it..

The monsters are always due on Maple st: A large number of Americans do not trust each other..

Video shows Comet Ison dying again..

A grim website tracks the number of deaths and injuries on Black Friday..

Sick: 97-year-old woman beaten to death during home invasion..

North Korea continues to hold 85-year-old American hostage.. the US says to let him go..

90 youth football players hit by "nasty" virus in Vegas.. The strange part that baffled medical officials: None of the players who were vomiting or sick (many went to the hospital) had one common symptom..

A Black Hole is found--that emits a brilliant light.. And it should go without question that this black hole without blackness is perplexing scientists..

At least they left her liver? Woman has her baby taken from her fetus by social services..

Chinese now think a second child is too expensive.. See what decades of a violent and horrid one child policy does to the mind of a population?

UK destroying "embarrassing" Colonial papers..

HUNGER GAMES continues to rampage box office..

CATCHING FIRE and FROZEN set to break box office records for Thanksgiving weekend..

AMERICAN MIRROR reveals the life of Norman Rockwell..

Unpublished JD Salinger stories leaked..

Sexual frustration equals a shorter life..

How to stay healthy: STAY ACTIVE ALL DAY..

COLLIDER will be a horror movie..

Must have retro school lunch boxes..

Get it now: UFO investigations manual..



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…


Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …


Real news has become surreal.. I find many headlines of our current day to relate back to THE STAND.. I know the comparison is a little fuzzy, and my overdoing it may be annoying to some. But when the strange similarities to me are striking.. The STAND starts in Texas. And in real life Texas is the center stage for the Ebola scare. And even worse, the endless stories of people 'coming back to life' are getting bizarre--though we can assume that parts of Africa cannot truly pinpoint the cause of death, so somene coming back to life is moot: The person probably wasn't dead. At least we hope they weren't.. Though SNOPES can tell us it's a hoax, try to explain the high strangeness of ABC NEWS filming a dead man and suddenly seeing him moving..

Continuing to the real news of the day (though it seems like fiction half of the time), focus is now turning on how Thomas Duncan got inot the United States. The Washington POST is giving us an hour by hour synopsis of what happen…