INTOXICATING OPINIONS

For the last ten days I have been traveling in the Black earth region of Russia on a photo shoot.  Prior to the revolution this...

Board and boat sailor, tennis player, terrible musician all tempered by eclectic friends – provides a basis for views and opinions on a broad range...

Architects and great builders talk of giving face-lifts.  They act to reshape, redefine and redesign structures so they may come out brighter, more attractive, pleasant...

There are some observable truths that can be taken as axioms in our thinking and drawing conclusions about mathematics, science or life.   In geometry,...

My ‘big’ boss was traveling with me and we would ultimately attend a seminar in Detroit that involved his corporate presentation. We worked for a...

Every nation burns with a desire for achieving the benefits of nationhood and national development; of reaching and discovering great feats, of changing its position,...

Whose turn is it today to belabor their ill treatment and suffering and seek recognition and retribution? Not to belittle the terrible deeds that have...

Converts are the worst. Much like the ex-prostitutes in the choir, I sing loudest about TV’s dysfunctional Simpson Family. In its twentieth season, the Simpsons...

Q:  What is Nutritional Yeast?  My vegetarian friend uses it on her popcorn; shouldn’t we stay away from yeast?  Angeli Mercasen – Copenhagen, Denmark AB:...

As a Westerner, the inner meaning of Russian New Year has always escaped me.  This year a friend of mine, who is a renowned expert...

Q: Is it safe to use antibacterial soap on a regular basis and what are the dangers of not washing your hands?  Charles – Memphis,...

Scientists, entrepreneurs, international agencies, co-operating governments, tireless healthcare workers and responsible parents eradicated smallpox. Polio has almost been eliminated in the same way. If we...

The Soviet Union was without question the world’s largest and most conclusive experiment in multiculturalism. In 1989 the Soviet Union changed its name and stopped...

Q: Over the past few months my husband’s breath has become quite bad. He has tried brushing his teeth more often but it doesn’t seem...

Financial markets have been unstable lately and there are worries that a meltdown, if it happens, could lead to a global recession. Some people react...