Strawberry Ice Cream, Phoenix Lights, & Mysterious Blips: Why I Believe in UFOs

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to believe in UFOs. Like The X-Files' Fox Mulder, I figured the truth was out there. Buried beneath a government cover-up, most likely. After all, the Roswell Incident is infamous. Roswell Army Air Field in New Mexico issued a press release claiming they’d captured a “flying … Continue reading Strawberry Ice Cream, Phoenix Lights, & Mysterious Blips: Why I Believe in UFOs

Take Me to Your Leader

Close Encounters of the Weird Kind Recently, there was construction taking place outside the office. Guess what? Jackhammers and productivity do not mix. Good thing I have noise-cancelling headphones and Spotify Premium. At one point, the jackhammers were replaced by a deep, metallic, droning sound that lasted for about five seconds at a time. Really … Continue reading Take Me to Your Leader

ET Phone Home…and Bet on the Packers in ’67

I came across a news story the other day that talked about how these 47-year old television signals we had beamed into space are suddenly and mysteriously bouncing back to earth now. A group of astronomers in Puerto Rico made the discovery while searching for signs of intelligent life. Pretty cool, huh? The whole thing … Continue reading ET Phone Home…and Bet on the Packers in ’67

Please Don’t Buy Me a Star

Last year, I subscribed to Groupon because I'd heard people talking about the really good deals you could find on there. I have to admit, there are some real bargains; I've purchased a couple of restaurant Groupons myself. But there are some real head-scratchers, too. Take yesterday's Daily Deal for Portland: for $29 you can … Continue reading Please Don’t Buy Me a Star

Aloha? Oy!

When you are unemployed, you start to develop certain routines.  Not wearing pants, for instance.  And your sleeping habits change.  When I was working, on weekday mornings I was up at the crack of dawn.  Even on my kid-free weeks, that meant a few minutes after 6:00.  Although I've only been jobless for seven full … Continue reading Aloha? Oy!