If you squint, hard, he has just initiated The Boomerang; or maybe The Hip Circles? Remember those little ads in the back of magazines, with the scrawny guy who, after having sand kicked in his face, vows secret revenge and orders an exercise program by mail? You probably don’t, but it did happen back in… continue reading


LET IT SHINE WHEREVER YOU GO. “Bit of a stretch on that one, iPal!” Yeah, well you’re gettin’ it by now….. Here it is: 824 years ago today (1188), England crowned their new king, Richard I (aka, Richard cœur de lion) at Westminster Abbey. He was actually French, England being merely part of his portfolio… continue reading


Did you ever notice that, in many facets of life, a smaller proportion frequently rules the larger? – A sun has nurtured an entire (solar) system for 4.5 billion years. – A mother has run an entire family since you can remember. – One god has influenced untold numbers since, at least 5,000 years ago… continue reading

Historical Spotlight: Alexander Selkirk

In the early 18th Century, Daniel Dafoe published his intriguing novel, Robinson Crusoe. Some readers may be surprised to learn that Dafoe’s story was based, in part, on a real-life episode of a sailor named Alexander Selkirk. Selkirk had spent around 4 years alone on a small island off of the coast of Chile, after… continue reading