Most of us are under a lot more stress and the tension is just going to keep ratcheting up. The place we are most likely to find stress is in our personal relationships, especially when we have conflicting goals. We …

Guest post co-written with J. Marlow Schmauder.

I have been studying reconstructed swordfighting techniques from medieval manuscripts for eight years. It’s a great workout, and incredibly fun. I practice both unarmored and in historically accurate armor. You know, as in …

I love sharing quality intel. For decades now I have been asking “What is the one thing I can do that would have the greatest positive impact on my life?”

The answer to that question would hit three birds with …

Last night I won, even though I lost.

I had been competing in an International Speaking Contest, and last night I got trounced.

Late last year, I quit a secure job I had for nine years as a webmaster/videographer to …

“Mirror” can be a noun or a verb. Its verb form means “to reflect”.

Magic mirrors are common plot devices in fairy tales. They serve many purposes including rapid travel to someplace else, giving advice or the ability to see …

The Oxford English Dictionary says alchemy is derived from khemia, which means “black earth”. It’s a reference to the fertile soil of the Nile, as opposed to red desert sand. It was an ancient name for Egypt, and means “the …

Every photo, except the first one, was taken under a microscope. Enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the peacock feather structure at 40x and 100x magnification.

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Enchant is one of my favorite words. It means “to fill someone with great delight; charm” and “to put someone under a spell; bewitch” It originated from “cantar” which means “to sing” in Latin. It also closely related to “incantation’.…

What freaks me out more? The coronavirus or people’s reaction to it?

155 people have died from the coronavirus as of March 19, 2020. Last night a family member was predicting 600,000 dead by end of year. Those numbers don’t …