Author Archives: steve

Here’s a blast from the past.  My past, at least. I was looking for a photo to show how times have changed in America and came across this one which illustrated how I have changed. In my 20s I would … Continue reading

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One of the great gifts of the internet is what I call “The Gift of the Split-Second.” There have been millions of photographs since the invention of the camera but fewer than .00001% of them have been seen – before … Continue reading

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If you watch a lot of television – even if you are a millennial – you will recognize the man on the left as Colonel Harland David Sanders, the founder of “finger lickin’ good” Kentucky Fried Chicken. Sanders, by the … Continue reading

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Here we have a shot of a raid in 1922. But this raid wasn’t on a speakeasy, brothel or illegal gambling joint. It was carried out on a beach. The crime? Knees. Too many of them – or, rather, two … Continue reading

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William Harvey Carney (February 29, 1840 – December 9, 1908) was an African American soldier during the American Civil War. In 1900, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his gallantry in saving the regimental colors during the Battle … Continue reading

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If it takes you longer than ten seconds to read this license plate holder, you are a whippersnapper, a youngster.  For those of us over 40, it is a no-brainer. Which leads me to debunk the adage “with age comes … Continue reading

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As a writer, my mantra is “If you don’t have something unique, you have nothing.” If I cannot write something that ‘has never been read done before’ I am just another cookie-cutter writer. Walt Disney understood the power of uniqueness.  … Continue reading

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Let’s see how well you know your actors.  Everyone can identify Sean Connery, of course. (If you are under 30, he’s the man right and was the best known James Bond.) The man on the left is Ian Flemming, the … Continue reading

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Occasionally, I see an upload which makes me want to stand up and cheer.  This is one.  It also encapsulates what is wrong with our schools and businesses. The prevailing belief is whatever rut our school or business is in, … Continue reading

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Is this in code?  Really!  Take another look.  By the time you get to line 3 you should see that, in fact, it is just another way of writing. What’s the point?  Your mind is the most powerful tool in … Continue reading

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