It also means Ivy League think tanks.


The bait that lured our clicks was that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA hired clergy to introduce space aliens to Earth.

The switch that calmed our jets was that NASA funded a program at Princeton University’s Center for Theological Inquiry.

The center’s mission is to bring together…

Cases in the US are increasing as well

An empty underground station is eerily lit, blues and greys giving a somber mood.
Photo by Tomáš Hustoles from Burst

Surges follow the relaxation of COVID precaution. It takes about eight weeks to show itself. The United Kingdom started its reopening on April 12.

California and New York threw their doors open a little more than a week ago. Recent reports make that choice seem misguided.

COVID-19 Delta-Variant Runs Wild

The UK’S new Delta-Variant…

Sometimes a church lady will bless you in passing

San Francisco’s iconic Victorians are surrounded, as always, by the backdrop of the City under foggy skies full of foreboding.
Photo by author

Church ladies wield a special, very traditional sort of love.

Though this version of random affection is more likely to happen in the South, our story is set in San Francisco.

She was a lady who crossed the road near the place where I take the sun.

That is to…

He is now a commoner in trouble

Andrew Windsor and Queen Elizabeth, his mother.
Photo by Max Mumby

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight of the Royal Victorian Order, Captain in Her Majesty’s Royal Navy, no longer exists.

That person was erased from royal history today.

Andrew Windsor, the commoner, remains. He is an object who…

Maybe it’s okay if we take our own sweet time for certain tasks.

Thoughtful redhead working on her laptop.
Photo by Prostock-studio

We still use mailboxes.

Every day someone gathers letters and packages and takes them to the next stop on the way to an address you wrote by hand.

We have tools that allow us to communicate instantly, and there are other ways to deliver things.

We don’t depend on mailboxes…

Irony can be brutal.

This is the Supreme Court of the United States.
Photo by Fred Shilling

A man named Bruce Johnson wrote Barry Manilow’s hit, “I Write the Songs.”.

No one knows who invented the fire hydrant because the building in which the patent was filed burned down in 1836.

An infestation of beetles killed a tree dedicated to Beatles guitarist George Harrison.

Women helped elect…

He did good work

Sidney Poitier died today at the age of 94, which was a long life, but not long enough for me.

He was one of my family’s favorites. We also came from the Caribbean to start where we landed and work our way up.

I learned something new about Poitier’s life…

It can’t hurt to be extra careful with what we do.

Two happy women who have just received vaccinations.

Our leaders told us that the mRNA vaccine prevents infection.

Dr. Anthony Fauci

“When you get vaccinated, you not only protect your own health and that of the family but also you contribute to the community health by preventing the spread of the virus throughout the community.”

“In other words, you become a…

Michael B. Wharton

Editor of Bold, Abundance and Stealing Fire. Has written for xlr8r and Role Reboot. Formerly NIH, Aol and Revolution Health.

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