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Bikers: Over 50, Monied, and Philanthropists

What image pops into your head when you hear “biker”? Hell’s Angels? Something from Sons of Anarchy? Maybe Rebellious/Angry Young Man. Stereotypes in general were not invented by Hollywood, they come from reality. At some point in time, they were accurate.

Children’s Vaccines: Must-Haves or Dangerous Toxins?

There’s been a lot of noise lately about vaccines causing autism and other diseases and disorders. Most of the controversy surrounds the aluminum used in the vaccines. It is true that aluminum is a very toxic substance to the human body and it is true that many vaccines do contain aluminum. The argument by the medical community is that it is not in a form that can harm the child.

5 Medical Devices That Have Changed the World

A hundred years ago, the field of durable medical devices didn’t extend very far beyond crutches, glasses, and false teeth. Now, there aren’t a whole lot of us who reach the age of 60 without employing one. Here are 5 Medical Devices That Have Changed the World:

Our Obsession with the Paranormal

UFOs are all the rage. Did space visitors build the pyramids? Guide ancient civilizations? Is Stonehenge a message they set up for other space visitors? Or, closer to home, do ghosts or guardian angels help keep us safe in our day-to-day lives?

One-Hit Wonders: What’s Up With That?

What’s the story there? The artists behind things like Lollipop, lollipop, oh, lolli, lolli, lolli and Mu-huther-in-law (mother-in-law!) and It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater*. Why do we never hear from those people again? It’s an eternal mystery, isn’t it?

20 Reasons Everyone Should Take Acting Lessons

Here’s what my students learn:  Enter a room with confidence, head held high.  Look people in the eyes.  If you shake someone’s hand, your grip should be firm, not flimsy and not vise-like.  Don’t babble, but do speak clearly, distinctly, and loud enough to be heard.

In Appreciation of Maya Angelou

I publish a monthly newsletter for In Other Words…, my editing, writing, and talk radio company.  In June, my main article was an homage to Ms. Maya Angelou, who had died just a few days before, on May 28th.  I’m not going to reproduce the whole article here, I’m just going to give you this one section.

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