For Westerners, the idea of being eaten by an animal is considered the stuff of fantasy and horror films. However, for modern humans of the not-so-distant past, the prospect of being killed and eaten by wild predators was reality.
Don't Fear the Boomers. Despite the scaremongers' attempts to incite generational war, people born between 1946 and 1964 are not going to destroy Social Security. But don't just take my word for it. Ask an actuary.
"Respect is earned, never given"... We've all heard that quote or some synonymous version of it. However, in the case of Donovan McNabb, it seems he could never do enough to get the respect he has long earned.
Dennis Hopper struck me as a remarkable and fascinating man to be around. He may never have been seen as a King like Elvis, but as an actor and an artist, he was a real prince, and an inspiring comeback story.
Amid the rocky news of the past week, it was fun to read today about the hysterical uproar over an Illinois tea party candidate for Congress using the famous "Lead the Way" song by Joe Walsh (Eagles, James Gang, etc.) in his campaign.
It's an inescapable truth: most musicians aren't good at much aside from playing music. So when you're Pixies drummer David Lovering, and you're now performing magic tricks for a living, what do you do when the phone rings for a reunion?