Truth be known, I look forward every evening to giving my brain a well deserved rest from the mental aerobics I put it through daily. I admit it...I've been watching the same soap opera for fifty four years.
I have tried to explain all of this to students, without success. The further you proceed in any competition, not that life is a tournament, the more formidable your rivals. That's both a sign and a means of progress. You have to face the challenge.
Hours before the doorbell rang, one of my Spotify "Hits of the '80s" playlists purred through our home speakers until my daughter yelled from the bathroom, "Dad, what ARE you listening to?" Jeez, what's wrong with a little Duran Duran to set the mood? Apparently everything.
I was, in short, famous. A celebrity. At the apex of my Warholian 15 minutes. And I'm still not sure how the hell it happened.
Arizona, along with California, are the only two states that allow the prosecutor to try again for the death penalty after a jury has been unable to agree on imposing death, and the judge has declared a mistrial of the penalty proceeding.
In his book Ken Jennings has compiled "125 of the nagging Mom and Dad-isms that we all grew up with." To the best of his ability he has researched them and renders a verdict of "True" or "False." For some of them he acknowledges that the truth is not absolute.
The Higgs-boson may be on its way to proving that the universe is inherently unstable, but it seems to us that nothing could be as unstable as the clown car leading the Republican party.
I was and still am extremely proud of the "big twist" in this book. Since you might not have read the book yet, I won't spoil it. But it's fabulous, trust me. So far as I know, it was completely new and although astonishing and outrageous, legally accurate.
Extraterrestrial Culture Day is coming up next week, so we figured it would be a fitting time to hold up our Romper Room mirror and find what Michele Bachmann has been up to.
With minimal effort and hoopla and delivering virtually zero sex appeal and drama, these two shows have managed to repeatedly attract a wide demography of viewers year after year after year.
Though nominally a domestic issue, Egypt is facing a similarly vexing threat to international justice. This threat should be followed closely the world over.
In horror cinema, the car is a foremost force -- an angel of mercy, an agent of doom or a ghastly, terrorizing, torture trap -- sometimes all in one movie.
I recently talked to a few contestants who had passed the online test and were about to go through the more formal in-person Jeopardy! test and audition process.
Will Ferrell's been gone from "SNL" for 10 years now. I don't know how we've kept it together since then, as Americans.
One of the questions I get most about my Jeopardy experience is, "What's Alex Trebek like, and why doesn't he have a mustache anymore?" I confess that I struggle to answer both questions with any degree of certainty.
The prospects for advanced computing in health care are undeniable, and behind the scenes, Watson is in clinical boot camp getting prepared to participate in one of the most important jobs there is -- taking care of patients and saving lives.