What Our Jonquils Know About Climate Change

Earlier this month (February 2017) the outdoor temperature was 77 degrees F. Even in the previous month, January, the mercury often registered above 60 degrees — and rarely fell below high 40s to mid 50s. This in East Tennessee! When … Continue reading

How to Fact-Check Gary Matthews (or Anyone Else)

One thing I love about today’s Internet is how easily you can fact-check anything I say. Don’t believe me about something? Fine! Fire up Google (or any other search engine). Type in the topic. Seconds later you’re studying it in … Continue reading

Why Gary Matthews Shuns Politics

There aren’t many people for whom I’ll cheerfully take a bullet. One of them is my friend Tim. He’s among the smartest folks I know. He has really good instincts. His opinions matter to me – a lot. The following note … Continue reading

Did We Just Trade Away the Internet?

Did we just trade away the Internet? It sure looks that way. Don’t take me too literally. We’ll always have something called “the Internet”. It just won’t necessarily be the real Internet, the one we’ve come to take for granted. … Continue reading

The Healing Power of Anagrams

Cheri and I benefit from the work of two exceptionally gifted healers: Dr. Rocio Huet, our primary-care physician; and Dr. Craig Hennie, our chiropractor. I’m therefore pleased to note that the letters in “Rocio Huet, healer” rearrange to spell “Hoorah! … Continue reading

Six Words: Rainbow!

How many colors in a rainbow? Six! What? Doesn’t “everybody know” there are seven? No, but seven is what most of us were taught: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. That’s how I learned them in school. We … Continue reading