Happy New Year

By | Dec 31, 2009

As 2009 comes to a close I wanted to take this chance to wish everyone a Happy New Year. What are you calling it? I have heard both Two Thousand Ten and Twenty Ten. I imagine that this will be the year that many begin to move away from Two Thousand and … , towards […]

Rockers Who Died in 2009

By | Dec 30, 2009

Along with Gordon Waller of Peter and Gordon and Michael Jackson these six Rockers left us in 2009. Billy Powell Billy Powell had been working as a roadie for the band Lynyrd Skynrd when he was invited to join the band as the group’s keyboardist in 1972. When he died on January 28, 2009 of […]

Gordon Waller

By | Dec 29, 2009

Gordon Waller may not be a well known name. That is unless you are a fan on music of the 1960s and the British invasion into the United States. Gordon Waller was the Gordon of the duo Peter and Gordon. Gordon Waller died in 2009 on July 17th. Peter Asher and Gordon Waller came together […]

Philp Jose Farmer

By | Dec 27, 2009

Unless you were a Science Fiction fan in the 1960s and 70s, you may not know the name Philip Jose Farmer. But during this period he was one of the genre’s best. Farmer passed away on February 25th, a month after his 91st birthday. Phillip Jose Farmer was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on January […]

George Michael

By | Dec 24, 2009

The name George Michael became famous in the 1980s. There is the singer, George Michael. For those living in the Washington DC area in the 1980s, 90s and into the new century the name George Michael meant sports. It is with sadness that I have leaned of his death on Christmas Eve, after fighting a […]

Farrah Fawcett

By | Dec 23, 2009

On June 25, 2009 Farrah Fawcett lost her long battle with cancer. If it wasn’t for the death of Michael Jackson, a few hours later, her death would have been the big news for the day. But timing has caused her death in 2009 to be hardly remembered. Ferrah Leni Fawcett was born in Corpus […]

As the Days Get Longer ….

By | Dec 22, 2009

As the days get longer and we come to the close of another year and another decade, it is time to reflect upon the past. Over the past 10 years, one thing I can say is that things have changed. The internet was on the verge of growing bigger than most could imagine. Web sites […]

Winter Solstice

By | Dec 21, 2009

The Winter Solstice occurs at the instant that the sun is the greatest distance away from the observer and their hemisphere. The word solstice derives from Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). During the Northern Hemisphere’s Winter, the earth is actually closer to the sun than in June/July. It is because the Northern […]

Be Prepared for Bad Weather

By | Dec 20, 2009

Winter has arrived. If you don’t think that it has, just ask those in the Mid-Atlantic region who have had to shovel out from over a foot and a half of snow. Here are a few things to think about before it gets any deeper into winter. Is everything ready for winter? Has the furnace, […]

Weathering a Winter Storm

By | Dec 17, 2009

States and their counties are experiencing Budget problems. Snow removal may be one of those things that is delayed due to funding. Here are six tips for getting through the storm. 1) Have a flashlight, battery powered radio and clock. Make sure you also have plenty of fresh batteries to support these devices for a […]

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