Areawide Media blogs http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/ Recent blogs from the Areawide Media newspaper in Salem, AR en-us USA & Russia Secret Alliance (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/69041 The most widely accepted theory of how the moon was formed is that a young planet collided with Earth more than four billion years ago, creating scattered debris that came together to form the moon. However, there are numerous extraordinary anomalies to indicate that the moon is actually hollow and possibly artificial. The moon is 2,160 miles in diameter, larger than the planet Pluto. It is 400 times smaller than the sun and 400 times closer to the Earth than the sun. Thus, during a solar... Fri, 19 May 2017 13:00:39 -0500 Note By Note - Left Lane Cruiser (Nothing Fail, but a try by Terry Mullins, Sports Editor) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1211/entry/69000 Left Lane Cruiser Claw Machine Wizard Ever fell headfirst down a flight of stairs, then had the staircase fell in on top you? While I would certainly hope not, be fore-warned that giving a spin of Claw Machine Wizard, the latest offering from Left Lane Cruiser is highly-capable of leaving one in traction, just like the aforementioned tumble could. Wow. Call it blues, call it punk, call it gutter-inspired rock-and-roll … whatever you call it, Claw Machine Wizard hits... Mon, 15 May 2017 12:20:51 -0500 Name Quiz (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68993 Match the "real" birth name with their "famous" name. 1) Norma Jeane Mortenson A) Marilyn Monroe B) Eleanor Rigby C) Roseanne Barr D) Meryl Streep E) Sherrie Lea Laird >>>>> 2) Robert Allen Zimmerman A) Alan Thicke B) Bob Dylan C) Elliot Gould D) Bob Hope E) Kurt Halverson >>>> 3) Marion Mitchell Morrison A) Robert Mitchum B) Marlon Brando C) Jones Marion Adkins D) Doris Day E) John... Sun, 14 May 2017 14:44:32 -0500 Dante's Inferno (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68981 Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321) was an Italian poet. His epic poem, the DIVINE COMEDY, begins in a dark forest, which leads into the INFERNO (hell), followed by heaven and purgatory. Dante's Inferno has nine circles. 1) Limbo -- for those who were not baptized or do not believe in Christianity -- clear skies, green fields, pleasant villas. 2) Lust -- for those inclined to exercise excessive lust, leading to commit sexual sins such as adultery -- punishment includes being... Thu, 11 May 2017 14:30:25 -0500 Some Laughs (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68891 "Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid." George Carlin "Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth." Erma Bombeck "I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house." Zsa Zsa Gabor "When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country." Elayne Boosler "If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing... Mon, 01 May 2017 15:32:26 -0500 The Theory of Everything (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68878 String theory is an alternate theory of existence in our reality whereby tiny strings of small subatomic particles manifest different substances based on differing vibrations. They can manifest as matter or force. For example, magnetic attraction and gravity are not seen yet they are an interaction of strings because they exist at a subatomic level. Your body, your soul, everything you can feel or see is made up of the vibrations of strings. Upon death, some of these strings remain in the... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:56:06 -0500 Future for Humanity (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68766 In 1921, a Swiss-Austrian teacher, Paul Amadeus Dienach, fell into a comatose state that lasted for one year. While in a coma, totally oblivious of the world around him, his mind (consciousness) travelled into the future by entering the body and mind of a man who was living in the year 3906 A.D. When he recovered from his comatose state, in 1922, he decided to record a diary of what he could remember about his experience and journey into 3906 A.D. Apparently, the people he encountered in... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:28:15 -0500 Allergy Season (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68712 The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America analyzed 100 cities to determine the worst and best places to live ranked based on spring allergy concerns. Worst for Spring Allergies: * Jackson, Miss. * Memphis, Tenn. * Syracuse, N.Y. * Louisville, Ken. * McAllen, Tex. Best for Spring Allergies: * Daytona Beach, Fla. * Denver, Colo. * Provo, Utah * San Diego, Cal. * Palm Beach, Fla. ___________ Quote for the Day -- "I'm allergic to rocks hitting me in the face." Mike... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:55:56 -0500 April -- National Humor Month (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68671 LIFE IN THE LAND OF ARK A game warden in Fulton County recently confronted a fisherman with a bucket full of fish and asked the man if he had a fishing license. "No, sir," replied the fisherman. "These are my pet fish. Every Tuesday I take them down to the lake and let them swim around some. Then I whistle and they jump back into the bucket and I take them back home." 'That's ridiculous, " the game warden insisted. "I'll show you," the fisherman said, then emptied the bucket into... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:25:12 -0500 Being Left-Handed (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68608 Approximately 10 - 12% of the people on Earth are left-handed and some 30 million of them live in the United States. The right half of the brain controls the left half of the body. Thus, left-handers are wired into the artistic half of the brain, which makes them imaginative, creative, ambiguous, exasperating, stubborn, emotional, obsessive and original. Ultrasounds of the womb show that 90% of babies appear to favor the right thumb, which corresponds to the global population of... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:41:51 -0500 Width of a Horse's Rear End (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68455 Over two thousand years ago, the Imperial Roman Empire attempted to conquer the world. They built the first long-distant roads in Europe (and England) for their army to access the new lands. These roads have been used ever since. The standard Roman war chariots were initially created just wide enough to accommodate the rear ends of two war horses. These Roman chariots formed the initial ruts in these newly-formed roads. Those who utilized the roads thereafter spaced their wheels to... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 16:22:09 -0600 Note By Note - Eric Gales (Nothing Fail, but a try by Terry Mullins, Sports Editor) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1211/entry/68395 Eric Gales Middle of the Road It may be titled Middle of the Road, but there's nothing intermediary, medial or halfway about Eric Gales' latest studio album. Rather, Middle of the Road (Provogue/Mascot Label Group) is an exceptional new album from an extremely-gifted musician that at this point in his career, should be a household name. Unfortunately, the Memphis born-and-raised Gales - who was a rising star and tagged as the 'next Jimi Hendrix' with a major label recording contract when... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:57:34 -0600 Human Energy Field (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68375 Dr. Barbara Brennan is a former NASA physicist. She received a B.S. degree in Physics in 1962 and an M.S. degree in Atmospheric Physics in 1964 from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She later embarked on the studies of the human energy field, which included: * 2-year program on Therapeutic Counseling at the Community of the Whole Person in Washington, D.C. * 3-year program on Core Energetics at the Institute of Core Energetics in NYC * 5-year program on Spiritual Healership at the... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:28:13 -0600 Shamanism (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68341 Shamanism is a way to connect with all of nature and beyond. A Shaman is a person who is able to access the Spirit World for purposes of healing and divination, a ceremonial and spiritual leader among indigenous cultures worldwide, often referred to as a Medicine Man or Woman in Native American culture. Shamans have dreams or visions that carry certain messages. Some shamans have spirit guides who direct the shaman in their journeys in the Spirit World. The spirit guides are always... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:00:21 -0600 Note By Note - Ronnie Baker Brooks (Nothing Fail, but a try by Terry Mullins, Sports Editor) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1211/entry/68288 Ronnie Baker Brooks Times Have Changed It really is funny how time slips away ... It's hard to believe, but it's been 10 years since the blues-loving public has been treated to a new album from Chicago's Ronnie Baker Brooks. But my, oh my, has Brooks (guitarist, vocalist, songwriter) ever made up for that decade-long absence with Times Have Changed (Provogue/Mascot Label Group). Brooks has long been known for his modern take and twist on the Chicago blues and he's finally been able to... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:07:59 -0600 12 Archetypes (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68273 An archetype is an original pattern of which all things of the same "type" are representations (copies). Carl Gustav Jung (1875 - 1961), the famous Swiss psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology, utilized the concept of archetype in his theory of the human spirit. He believed that universal archetypes, an inherited mode of thought, evolved (resided) within the collective unconscious of the human race. "What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Herein lies... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:47:36 -0600 To Bear Arms (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68226 Bearing Arms in America The percentage of adults owning guns -- (from DATABANK USA, 2013) 1) Alaska -- 61.7% 2) Arkansas -- 57.9% 3) Idaho -- 56.9% 4) West Virginia -- 54.2% 5) Wyoming -- 53.8% 6) Montana -- 52.3% 7) New Mexico -- 49.9% 8) Alabama -- 48.9% 9) North Dakota -- 47.9% 10) Hawaii -- 45.1% * * * 41) Maryland -- 20.7% 42) California -- 20.1% 43) Kansas -- 19.8% 44) Ohio -- 19.6% 45) Connecticut -- 16.6% 46) New Hampshire -- 14.4% 47) New Jersey -- 11.3% 48)... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:15:07 -0600 Rodent Holidays (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68205 February 2 is Groundhog Day. In Punxsutawney, Penn., grown men and women congregate outside of a rodent burrow on this day and wait patiently for a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil to emerge. Apparently, the people in Punxsutawney don't have much of a life. If the groundhog sees its shadow on this day, legend has it that there will be six more weeks of winter. If the groundhog doesn't see its shadow, it either means it will be an early spring or the groundhog was too busy gawking... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:19:44 -0600 Healthy Eating (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68163 The world is replete with advice on how to eat properly -- the following tips are from "The New Detox Diet" by Elson M. Haas, M.D. * Eat whole foods -- fresh fruits & vegetables, vegetable proteins (beans, peas, nuts, seeds) * Reduce refined foods -- lower intake of sugars, excess fatty & rich foods, foods with additives -- avoid genetically engineered foods -- avoid chemical pesticides, choose organic * Drink with meals -- should have no more than 4 oz. of liquid with meals --... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:29:53 -0600 Hopi Prophecy (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68127 The Hopi are a Native American tribe who live on the Hopi Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona. They believe that humans on Mother Earth pass through great epochal cycles, called worlds, "Now we are at the very end of our trail. Many people no longer recognize the true path of the Great Spirit. They have, in fact, no respect for the Great Spirit or for our precious Mother Earth, who gives us all life. We are instructed in our ancient prophecy that this would occur." Dan Evehema (Hopi... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:34:21 -0600 Fenn's Treasure (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68111 Forrest Fenn is a former Vietnam fighter pilot and successful art dealer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1988, Fenn was diagnosed with cancer. During his illness, he came up with an idea to hide a chest of treasure for anyone to find. He filled a chest with rare coins, gold nuggets, gemstones, jewelry and a jar containing his autobiography. His intention was to hide the treasure chest and end his life nearby. However, he survived his cancer and waited until he was 80 to hide the... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:10:49 -0600 Founding Fathers on Religion (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68097 The Founding Fathers of our country were primarily made up of Deists and Unitarians who believed in unalienable Rights being endowed by a Creator. They also believed in freedom, including Freedom of Religion, based on tolerance and freedom of individual conscience. Deism is a religious philosophy, also called a natural religion, based entirely on reasoning, which rejects all forms of revelation. A Deist believes in God as an explanatory mechanism, but disavows all claims of divine authority,... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:23:23 -0600 The Lost Years of Jesus (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/68047 In 1894, Nicolas Notovich, a Russian aristocrat, published a book in French titled The Unknown Life of Jesus, which claims that during his unknown younger years, Jesus left Galilee for India where he studied with Hindus and Buddhists before returning to Galilee. Nikolai Aleksandrovich Notovich, also known as Nicolas Notovich (1858 - 1916), was a Jewish journalist and adventurer from Crimea. He also wrote books on the role of Russia in war. Sometime after the Ottoman-Russian War (1877 -... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:22:58 -0600 Funny Church Bulletin Notices (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/67971 The following actual church bulletin notices are selected and compiled from various sources. * The choir invites any member of the congregation who enjoys sinning to join the choir. * The peacemaking meeting scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled due to a conflict. * On a church bulletin during the minister's illness -- GOD IS GOOD; Dr. Peterson is better. * Let us join George and Louise in the celebration of their wedding and bring their happiness to a conclusion. * Miss... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 15:57:04 -0600 Note By Note - Blue & Lonesome (Nothing Fail, but a try by Terry Mullins, Sports Editor) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1211/entry/67964 The Rolling Stones Blue & Lonesome Question: What do you get when you take a rock-and-roll band that's seemingly been around longer than the earth itself, lock the members in a room for a couple of days and push 'play' on the recording console? Answer: You get Blue & Lonesome, the most consistent - and best - album The Rolling Stones have issued since 1978's Some Girls. Granted, Blue & Lonesome is a covers album, made up of Chess-era Chicago blues tunes originally done by the likes of... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 09:53:02 -0600 Music That Died in 2016 (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/67915 Music That Died in 2016 Leonard Cohen (Sept 21, 1934 - Dec 7, 2016) Leonard Cohen was a Canadian poet, songwriter, singer, painter and novelist. In the 1950s and 1960s, he pursued a career as a poet and novelist. In a letter to his publisher, he wrote that he was reaching out to "inner-directed adolescents, lovers in all degrees of anguish, disappointed Platonists, pornography-peepers, hair-handed monks and Popists." He loved the great blues performers -- Sonny Boy Williams,... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:01:31 -0600 Purifying the Human Race (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/67857 ---- Hitler after World War II I have been watching several episodes of the TV series called "Hunting Hitler" on the History Channel -- a group of highly skilled people trying to determine if Hitler escaped Berlin and went elsewhere to live out his life -- while they have seemed to tracked Martin Borman's movements to Argentina, they are still searching for Adolph Hitler, aka Duh Fuhrer. Below is a chapter from my 2011 book, THE REALITY OF THE ILLUSION OF REALITY, which may be the answer... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:27:53 -0600 High Anxiety (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/67778 I have been hospitalized twice in recent years -- in 2005, for blood clots on my lungs, and in 2012, for blood clots & congestive heart failure. After the 2012 experience, I went through a few months of high anxiety and panic attacks. This was a life-altering experience for me. I began a self-help prevention phase of life that included proper dieting, ample exercise and delving into medical & natural remedies for various afflictions. Scientific studies indicate that anxiety may run in... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:39:40 -0600 The value of living among the trees (City Gal Gone Country) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1538/entry/67744 Having grown up in Staten Island, NY, I learned the value of trees when I was very young, as they were almost the only living things that could survive the encasement of their roots by the endless concrete of the city scape. I loved to watch them change colors as the seasons passed, and delighted in their yearly denizens of squirrels and birds. On our 43 acres, we have all kinds of trees - hickory's, elms, oaks, dogwoods - an endless array of shapes, sizes and colors. And with them come a... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:51:58 -0600 Autistic Savant (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/67723 Daniel Tammet was born in January of 1979 in London, England -- the oldest of nine children, he is an autistic savant When he was a baby, Daniel would constantly bang his head against the wall. His mother was deeply concerned and breastfed him for two years. One afternoon, Daniel was playing with his brother in the living room and went into an epileptic fit. His father's father had epilepsy and had died because of it. Soon thereafter, Daniel was put on medication to control the... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:38:35 -0600 A Substitute for Love (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/67614 Food is a substitute for love -- it's also a fairly important item concerning the survival of the human species. "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Hippocrates There are places in the world where people go to bed hungry. However, that doesn't stop people from proliferating. As the human population continues to expand, the availability of potential agriculture land continues to shrink. Thus, more people results in less food sources. It's a conundrum that mostly goes... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:40:39 -0600 Top 10 Computer Disturbing Error Messages (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/67500 1) Keyboard not responding -- press any key to continue 2) An error occurred, because an unexpected error occurred 3) An error occurred while displaying the previous error 4) No can do -- consult your nearest nerd 6) Non Ducor Duco -- Sic Semper Tyrannis -- Igne Natura Renovatur Integra -- Οι υπολογιστές είναι άχρηστοι, μόνο... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 14:20:32 -0500 Blind Mystic Predictions (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/67351 Vangeliya (Vanga) Pandeva Dimitrova (1911 - 1996) was born in Bulgaria. At age 12, she went missing for several days during a massive storm. When she was found, her eyes were covered with sand and she had lost her eyesight. In 1925, at age 14, she spent three years at a school for the blind in the city of Zemun where she learned to read braille, do knitting & cooking & cleaning. When her stepmother died, she returned home to care for her younger siblings. During World War II, Vanga had... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:14:10 -0500 Pizza Delivery Misadventure (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/67255 Napoleon Harris III, age 37, has served as an Illinois state senator since 2013. He is also the owner of two Beggars Pizza franchises. On September 6, 2016, his franchise in Harvey, Illinois, received an order over the phone at closing time, requesting a pizza delivery. Harris told the regular delivery guy to go home and that he would deliver the pizza to the 15800 block of Paulina Avenue himself. What Harris didn't know until he arrived was that it was a vacant house. What the four... Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:18:45 -0500 Note By Note - Kansas (Nothing Fail, but a try by Terry Mullins, Sports Editor) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1211/entry/67144 Kansas The Prelude Implicit This may sound like a back-handed compliment - and for that, please forgive me for saying so - but The Prelude Implicit (Inside Out Music) really had no business being made. I mean, a classic rock band that enjoyed its biggest success way back in the 1970s huddling together in a studio to record a batch of brand-new original songs for the group's first studio album in 16 years? In 2016, when most bands with the pedigree of Kansas are content to simply just tour... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:10:30 -0500 Grace Slick -- Feed Your Head (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/67142 Grace Barnett Wing was born in Highland Park, Illinois, on October 30, 1939. Her father, Ivan W, Wing, was Scandinavian (Swedish & Norwegian) and her mother, Virginia Barnett, was a lineal descendant of the passengers of the Mayflower, the ship that transported the Pilgrims from England to the New World in 1620. Her father was an investment banker who was transferred several times when Grace was a child -- from Chicago to Los Angeles to San Francisco, and finally settling in Palo Alto,... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:56:10 -0500 Planets Beyond Earth (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/67020 Planet Earth is orbiting the sun at 67,000 miles per hour -- it is also rotating on its axis (spinning) at 1,000 miles per hour at the equator. Our solar system (the sun and its 9 planets) is traveling through space at 515,000 miles per hour. Our sun is a single star within a galaxy of stars, called the Milky Way. Our Milky Way galaxy, home of our solar system, is 100,000 light years across -- it would take about 230,000,000 (230 million) years at the speed of light to travel all the... Sun, 04 Sep 2016 09:55:30 -0500 Hooray for Hollywood (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/66796 In 1923, a land syndicate created a new housing development on the Hollywood hillside of the Santa Monica Mountains. In an attempt to flaunt their new development, they contracted the Crescent Sign Company to erect a large HOLLYWOODLAND sign on Mount Lee, which is also part of Griffith Park. The 13 letters, on a hillside facing south, were each 30 feet wide and 50 feet high. The letters were studded with some 4,000 light bulbs, whereby the sign would flash in 3 segments -- "HOLLY" & "WOOD" &... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 13:22:15 -0500 Useless Trivia (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/66746 In his 1918 book titled TRIVIA, British Author Logan Pearsall Smith (1865 - 1946) wrote "I know too much; I have stuffed too many of the facts of History and Science into my intellectuals. My eyes have grown dim over books; believing in geological periods, cave dwellers, Chinese Dynasties, and the fixed stars has prematurely aged me." For those you thrive of useless trivia, I offer the following useless trivia. * The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes. * The average person's left... Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:46:30 -0500 Medical Mistakes (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/66611 According to researchers at the John Hopkins School of Medicine, fatal mistakes in hospitals and health care facilities are the third leading cause of death in the USA The following are the five leading causes of death in the USA. * Heart Disease -- 614,348 deaths per year * Cancer -- 591,699 deaths per year * Medical Errors -- 251,454 deaths per year * Accidents -- 136,053 deaths per year * Stroke -- 133,103 deaths per year More than 250,000 Americans die annually from medical... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:15:22 -0500 Alternative Medical Procedure (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/66556 Reflexology is an alternative medical procedure which involves the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears in order to receive a positive effect on a person's organs and physical health. Reflexologists access these points on the feet and hands (bottom, sides, and top) and the ear (both inside as far as the finger can reach and outside) to positively affect organs and bodily systems. Reflexologists believe these reflex points correspond... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 14:18:25 -0500 Note By Note - Radio Moscow (Nothing Fail, but a try by Terry Mullins, Sports Editor) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1211/entry/66461 Radio Moscow Live! In California I've never been to The Satellite club in Los Angeles, so my knowledge of the building's architectural construction is somewhat limited. But being somewhat familiar with the basic theory of physics, I'd say that The Satellite must be constructed of Titanium walls and the roof is probably fortified with Kevlar, while three-foot thick concrete reinforces the perimeter of the night club. That's the only conceivable reason that The Satellite could have... Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:07:05 -0500 Wasting the Labors of the People (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/66359 The U.S. Congress often passes spending bills that contain "earmarks" (added amendments), which are quite often ridiculous pork projects. "Absolutely, we need earmark reform, and when I am president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely." Barack Obama -- declared in his first debate with John McCain during the presidential cycle of 2008. When Barack Obama became president he vowed, "You know, the days of just pork coming out of Congress as a strategy... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:15:58 -0500 Note By Note - Steve Porcaro (Nothing Fail, but a try by Terry Mullins, Sports Editor) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1211/entry/66239 Steve Porcaro Someday/Somehow Knowing the rich musical history of the Porcaro family like I do, I should not have been surprised. But yet I was. Someday/Somehow, the debut solo album from the incomparable Steve Porcaro is one true gem. The fact that Porcaro has been working on this album on-and-off ever since the early 1980s makes it that much more special to be able to listen to Someday/Somehow in 2016. I've been a card-carrying member of the Toto fan club ever since the stylus made it... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 14:16:23 -0500 Evil in Missouri (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/66182 A dybbuk is a malicious spirit entity able to haunt and posses the living. In 2003, Kevin Mannis, the owner of a small antique business in Portland, Oregon, purchased a box at an estate sale. The box had once belonged to a female survivor of the Holocaust in German-occupied Poland named Havela who escaped to Spain. Havela had purchased the box prior to her immigration to the United States. Havela's granddaughter told Mannis that Havela had brought the box to Spain after the Holocaust.... Sun, 05 Jun 2016 09:05:49 -0500 Memorial Day -- 2016 (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/66121 The war to end all wars officially ended at 11:00 o'clock on the morning of November 11, 1918 -- the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. It would later be called World War I. Both of my grandfathers were conscripted (drafted) into the U.S. Army during World War I. One of them served as a cook at an Army base in New Jersey and the other served as a clerk in Illinois. My father was conscripted (drafted) into the U.S. Army during World War II. He was discharged as a first... Mon, 30 May 2016 12:20:22 -0500 A Banana Dream (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/66074 Recently, I had a dream in the morning, just prior to awakening for the day -- an old friend, who passed away a couple of decades ago, handed me a book and a banana and said, "Here, you'll need these." It was a vivid dream, one that was easy to remember. Later that morning, during a light meal, I had a regurgitation experience whereby food seemed to be backing up into my throat and mouth. I was forced to rush to the bathroom and throw-up whatever had backed-up. This condition is called... Tue, 24 May 2016 12:25:15 -0500 Mind Over Matter (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/65975 In the 1990s, Professor William A. Tiller created an experiment whereby a small black box was fitted with a simple electrical circuit and plugged it into a wall socket. Then four people who were highly experienced meditators gathered around a table where the black box was located in the center of the table. Professor Tiller mentally created a sacred space, then read a specific intention to the four meditators and to the black box whereupon the meditators mentally meditated Tiller's specific... Thu, 12 May 2016 14:37:52 -0500 The First 30 Days (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/65644 I was born on August 10, 1944 -- I thought it might be interesting to research what was taking place in the world during my first month of life on Planet Earth. * * * Aug 10 -- I was born during World War II -- a sad chapter of human history. Aug 10 -- U.S. Forces overcame Japanese resistance on the island of Guam Aug 11 -- Allied troops forced German troops out of Florence, Italy Aug 12 -- Joseph P. Kennedy, eldest son of Joseph and Rose Kennedy, was killed when his U.S. Navy... Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:11:32 -0500 The Path of Life (Boldly Going Nowhere by Bret Burquest) http://www.areawidenews.com/blogs/1215/entry/65555 Life is a journey without a map. You come to a fork in the road of life and choose a direction. When things that once shocked you begin to amuse you, you've crossed the first barrier of true wisdom. Every time I reach a new age in life, I spend a long day dwelling on my painful past, blessing the present and ignoring the future. Then I wake up the next day and start all over again. While everyone follows a different Path in Life, there seems to be a general pattern. Age 1-3 --... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:48:44 -0500