From Arm Clock to Apple Watch

“Calling Dick Tracy. Calling Dick Tracy. We have a report that Apple has announced a new watch that will outdo yours. And, it’s selling for only $17,000.”   Steve Jobs was a visionary. With the introduction of the new Apple Watch, I’ve determined I’m not. After 35 years in the computer industry, I think I’m

American Football: A Modern Day Bloodsport?

Chris Borland, a linebacker and key player for the San Francisco 49ers, announced this week that he was retiring from the Pros. Players retire from football everyday so what makes this announcement so unusual? Borland is only 24, just starting his second year in professional football, and he is walking away from a $3 million

The Overweight American

You don’t have to be a doctor to recognize a health problem when you see one. If you watch the evening news you’ll notice Americans of all races and ages are disproportionally overweight. Doctors, research scientists, and others in the health community have come up with dozens of reasons for this apparent epidemic. Every year

Strange Laws

One of the major debates raging today in the US is the battle between federal and states’ rights. Many states feel that state law trumps federal law when a conflict arises. According to the US Constitution, federal law takes precedence, but with all the rhetoric bouncing around on this subject, maybe we should review some

Odd Sports

When we think of top sports championship competitions, we automatically think of the Super Bowl, the World Cup, the British Open, or, in many countries, the World Cricket Championship. However, there are many championship competitions around the world that just don’t have quite the same celebrity as those major matches: Gurning – A contest to

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