Sunday, December 22, 2013

Remember that woman awarded millions after she spilled coffee in her lap?

If you're an adult, you probably do. You probably thought it was an outrageous example of our court system gone mad.

After you watch this piece from the New York Times, which offers details the national and international media never shared, you'll be singing a different tune. And it won't be the McDonald's theme song.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Lake Erie freezes over

I'm an admitted weather geek, so I found this time-lapse video of Lake Erie freezing over in a three-day span fascinating.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The pale blue dot

Carl Sagan eloquently puts things into perspective....

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Inspiring words from a giant of our times

Nelson Mandela died today in his native South Africa. He was 95.

He was, in my mind, a modern-day Gandhi, able to overthrow a deplorable regime and culture - apartheid - through peaceful defiance. Yes, he was considered a terrorist at one time and did not always embrace nonviolence as the vehicle to achieve lasting change.

But his words and example inspired millions around the globe, and international pressure not only led to his release from prison after 27 years but the collapse of apartheid.

Here are 15 moving quotes from a giant of our times.