Shock to the Nation

Big events like a massive earthquake, or say, a major upset in a sporting event like the Super Bowl or World Series can have people talking about it for days, even weeks or longer depending on how much anyone had been invested emotionally in the event. These things can stay in the collective consciousness of people, so much so that, if you were to meet a total stranger, you could quickly establish a rapport just by asking them what they remember about the event. The impact of talking about something that frightened or hurt you the same as it frightened or hurt someone else is almost like an electric shock to realize that another person, a stranger to you, is more like you than you would have


Do you believe in ghosts? Some do, some don’t. I have stayed in haunted locations and been on some ghost hunts, most notably with the Tennessee Wraith Chasers – fun guys by the way, but, I am still on the fence. Why? Because, although, I have heard odd things on these hunts or at places I have stayed, I have yet to see or experience anything to convince me there truly are spirits. My mind remains open though. For sure, one of my favorite kinds of movies or books focus on spooky things. I love to write about them, read about them and watch movies about them. They are FUN! What better way to provide the perfect scary entity without making a living creature out to be the bad guy! Too often, cli

Hello Eddie

In 1965, the entire world had gone insane, over a group of musicians from England called The Beatles. They were scheduled to fly to New York and appear on the Ed Sullivan Show, a weekly variety program that featured everything from vaudeville acts to slapstick comedy to operatic arias to rock music. If what you did was remotely entertaining, regardless of what it was, it could be on the Ed Sullivan show. This show was so popular it made total sense to have the Beatles appear on this venue, their first in the US. First of all, it aired live and secondly, pretty much everyone in North America with a TV set was already watching it every week. So…bring on the Beatles! The country just flipped up

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