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From Out of Left Field · 6M ago

#223 - Anti-Social Aspects of Social Media

For several years, some have asked whether social media actually makes people antisocial. The New York Times first explored this question in 2010, visiting it again two years later.The quest...
From Out of Left Field · 6M ago

#222 - Time Keeps On Slipping, Slipping, Slipping

"I felt the beat of my mind go drifting into time passages, years go falling in the fading light" - Al Stewart "Time Passages"In December, I marked a milestone birthday. For those unaware, a...
From Out of Left Field · 7M ago

#221 - Done Trying To Understand

"You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!" - Rod Serling'...
From Out of Left Field · 8M ago

#220 - Does Anybody Really Care?

"Does anybody really know what time it is?" - ChicagoAs I write these words, we are roughly two hours away from Donald Trump taking the oath of office as this nation's 45th President. This f...
From Out of Left Field · 8M ago

#219 - Dawn of a New Era or the Eve of Destruction

"Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction." - Barry McGuire, "Eve of Destruction" (written by P. F. SloanBy this time tomorrow, the United States will be led by the 45th Preside...
From Out of Left Field · 8M ago

#218 - A Year To Forget, A Year To Remember

In many ways, I will not be sorry to see the back of 2016. The year got off to a rocky start with the death in January of David Bowie and continued on through the double whammy deaths of Car...
From Out of Left Field · 9M ago

#217 - A Holiday Wish

Just a short post to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. If you are traveling to visit friends and/or family over Christmas, may your journey be safe and uneventful, and may your visit...
From Out of Left Field · 9M ago

#216 - Scar Tissue

WARNING: A disturbing scene is described in the post below, and at least one word may not be suitable for sensitive ears. The other day, I was listening to an interview a friend and former c...
From Out of Left Field · 9M ago

#215 - Another Day Older

"St. Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go / I owe my soul to the company store." - Tennessee Ernie Ford - "Sixteen Tons"Today is my birthday. Today, I enter another decade of this chro...
From Out of Left Field · 10M ago

#214 - The End Is In Sight - At Last

We're in the final death throes of yet another ugly Presidential campaign. Since television became the major medium for communicating with the masses, it seems each campaign has tried to out...