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 By Mike Gold    Opinion


I’m sure we all remember as kids the night before Christmas. There is that unbridled joy and expectation when you go to sleep on Dec. 24. As I was an only child, I did not have the extra joy of having either brothers or sisters... — Updated 12/17/2021

 By Mike Gold    Opinion

Annual physical

OK, for those of you a bit squeamish, you need not read further. I just took my annual physical exam. Let me start with the “check in procedure.” First, you fill out at least a half dozen forms, of which most of the... — Updated 7/10/2019

 By Mike Gold    Opinion

Stephen Hawking: A brief history of time

We lost one of the most brilliant minds last year. Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76. This genius spent his entire academic career trying to explain the universe: Why it is, where it came from, what is its future? Hawkin... — Updated 7/3/2019 Full story

 By Mike Gold    Opinion

Things that simply don’t make sense

We live in very complex times. What I mean is that sometimes things get so complex as to defy logic. For example, did you ever consider traffic lights? There you are driving along at a moderate speed, then, as you approach a... — Updated 6/26/2019 Full story

 By Mike Gold    Opinion

Truth (or consequences)

No, this column is not about the old TV show “Truth or Consequences.” Rather, it is about our perception of what is real and what is myth. I read both fiction and non-fiction. Sometimes, I have trouble differentiating what in... — Updated 6/12/2019 Full story


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