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The boy in the hospital room: A story that challenges my skepticism

Before you read this, it should be noted that I am a truly skeptical person, but not skeptical to the point where I do not believe there are numerous possibilities.. Skepticism aside, I was talking to a friend last night when I encountered a very chilling moment.   Let me first set the stage. Stay with me ..

St. Catherine's Hospital in Ashland Pennsylvania closed last year, the owners declared bankruptcy, all the workers were then fired and there is an ongoing attempt to sell the building and the property.. The hospital has a great value to the region, and a very big historical significance. Before being named St. Catherine's, it was the Ashland Regional Medical Center...  The location dates back well over 100 years, and it was originally a medical facility for coal miners who were suffering injury and often death due to the dangerous job they were performing. The name then was the State Hospital for Injured Persons of the Anthracite Coal Region at Fountain Springs.  The const…

A time slip Friday: Nelson Mandella is dead. (Again?) And other information you need to know, too

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6 2013


Nelson Mandella, the endless time traveler on earth, is dead. He had a life of struggle and triumph.. His prison time did not stop from from history in 1994 when he became the president of South Africa. His recent battle with ailments left him on his death bed repeatedly, but his strength and ferocity kept him fighting until his last breaths were inhaled yesterday at the age of 95..
Some people think they already witnessed Mandella's funeral. There is paranormal lure that he was dead before--and somehow we were all no that timeline at one time, but he came back. A time slip. Like when a building shows up and you never saw it there before.. I think our minds play lots of tricks on us. What we see is not always what's in front of us. We have a way of zooming so fast that we often neglect to even comprehend the tangible objects that are before us. And maybe Mandella was one of those--he moved so fast in life, and no one will ever be able to do what he did and…

A time slip Friday: Nelson Mandella is dead. (Again?) And other information you need to know, too

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6 2013


Nelson Mandella, the endless time traveler on earth, is dead. He had a life of struggle and triumph.. His prison time did not stop from from history in 1994 when he became the president of South Africa. His recent battle with ailments left him on his death bed repeatedly, but his strength and ferocity kept him fighting until his last breaths were inhaled yesterday at the age of 95..
Some people think they already witnessed Mandella's funeral. There is paranormal lure that he was dead before--and somehow we were all no that timeline at one time, but he came back. A time slip. Like when a building shows up and you never saw it there before.. I think our minds play lots of tricks on us. What we see is not always what's in front of us. We have a way of zooming so fast that we often neglect to even comprehend the tangible objects that are before us. And maybe Mandella was one of those--he moved so fast in life, and no one will ever be able to do what he did a…

Thursday happenings..

Thursday happenings..

THURSDAY DECEMBER 5 2013

20 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS

The city of Brotherly hate

A big Merry Freaking Philly Christmas.
Only in the city of brotherly love can a massive fight break out at the Christmas Tree lighting. I am starting to think Mayor Nutter better get busy finding someone to play BATMAN, because Philthy is turning into Gotham City from the DARK KNIGHT RISES. The chaos happened in front of the Mayor and other special dignitaries..  Perhaps there was confusion and the onlookers thought they were about to celebrate FESTIVUS, so they participated in a feat of strength. That, or it’s just PHILLY.

Tuesday terrors: It's almost Christmas, American teenagers are dumb, and Darth Vader took a selfie

TUESDAY DECEMBER 3 2013

I just looked at my calender for the first time this month--December 3 but it just seems to have a feel that December is already over. Maybe it's due to the oddly short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Maybe it's because the rest of 2013 was a steamroller of time, marching through existence like a pale midnight rider.. taking with it the memories of the year and the hopes and dreams that never became reality through the last eleven months..

It's almost Christmas, everyone. And almost 2014. I can hardly wait until the SYFY TWILIGHT ZONE marathon heralds us into a new beginning..

And now for the news..


United States 'deeply concerned' with China's moves in the East China Sea..

This is just so wrong: Thousands of homeless vets have nothing for Christmas..

American teenagers fail miserably in education when compared to the rest of the world..
Teenagers in Shanghai top..

OBAMA 3.0: An opinion piece in the Washington POST calls for the end of…

Tuesday terrors: It's almost Christmas, American teenagers are dumb, and Darth Vader took a selfie

TUESDAY DECEMBER 3 2013

I just looked at my calender for the first time this month--December 3 but it just seems to have a feel that December is already over. Maybe it's due to the oddly short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Maybe it's because the rest of 2013 was a steamroller of time, marching through existence like a pale midnight rider.. taking with it the memories of the year and the hopes and dreams that never became reality through the last eleven months..

It's almost Christmas, everyone. And almost 2014. I can hardly wait until the SYFY TWILIGHT ZONE marathon heralds us into a new beginning..

And now for the news..

Case of the post-Thanksgiving Mondays

MONDAY DECEMBER 2, 2013
THE 'GRIND' RESUMES.

For lots, it never ended. Today is also Cyber Monday. Which is an annoying term, but at least it prevents stores from using that horrendous word "doorbusters" to describe their sales.
So does HEALTHCARE.GOV work in time for Cyber Monday?

Onto the news..

'Promise me, no more funerals.' 'Just one more': Haunting lines spoken by Paul Walker and co-star in Fast & Furious clip leaked days before he died in fiery car crash in friend's Porsche Carrera

There are constantly rumors online that celebrities are dead.. they are normally always hoaxes. When Paul Walker died on Saturday, many thought it was the continuation of a hoax from Friday saying that he died..

Renewed attention being given to the New Madrid fault

Quake swarm: California..
Earthquake number 17 in North Texas..

"Comfort station" in old coal city Pottsville is a thing of the past.. The economic downtown and a city in distress--as many citi…

Moon grown and good.

Would you eat a carrot grown no the moon? The question is, at this time, would a carrot even grow on the moon?NASA is exploring the notion that we will one day, in the distant future perhaps, live on our satellite. And in doing so, they are also set to experiment with the possibility of growing food on it. According to some information appearing today in the ‘reliable’ UK DAILY MAIL, NASA is going to send turnip and basil seeds to the moon and photograph their development, growth, or lack thereof. And the DAILY MAIL reports that experts think if plants can survive there, humans can too. It all takes place in 2015.  The real question humans should ask themselves: Where are we going to start putting all of our garbage? Our cans, our boxes.. our plastic.. and our dreaded Styrofoam?  I think it’s high time, with all these planets KEPLER has been finding, to get a big rocket ship and do daily deliveries of our trash to foreign lands. Perhaps that planet made of glass! Or maybe the one that is …

Moon grown and good.

Would you eat a carrot grown no the moon? The question is, at this time, would a carrot even grow on the moon?

Drone deliveries

Who says drones can't be used for the good, too? »AMAZON is going to deliver your package with drones—not armed, I imagine, unless you consider a piece of junk made in China to be a weapon.. Seriously, Jeff Beezos showed CHARLIE ROSE all of the gadgets and contraptions that will make drone delivery possible tonight on 60 MINUTES. Goodbye post office. So long UPS. FEDEX is not even a match. No, not at all. Not when you have drones… At least if this happens, innocent Pakistani school kids won’t be killed in ‘collateral damage’ for no reason.  But what if the people of Pakistan order from Amazon? Drones to the rescue while others bomb? Oh the future prospects of this are … startling. AND COMING SOON TO A SKY NEAR YOU.

The December 1 Sunday Morning Sidewalk

SUNDAY MORNING SIDEWALK, DECEMBER 2013

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.
Or..
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 b…

The December 1 Sunday Morning Sidewalk

SUNDAY MORNING SIDEWALK, DECEMBER 2013

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.
Or..
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 …