Last year, scientists in Seoul, South Korea, approached Vanesa Semler of Dorado, Puerto Rico with an odd request. They wanted to know if they could clone her dog. Semler’s furry friend Milly is very small, even for a Chihuahua. In fact, “Miracle Milly” holds the distinction of being the world’s smallest dog by height. According … Continue reading Desirable DNA
My name is Scott Voland. It was given to me by my parents and forms the core of my identity. At the same time, I acquired other names - son, grandson, cousin. In time, I also became known as brother, schoolmate, and friend. Over the years, I’ve added other names; other identities. Some were the … Continue reading Who Do You Think You Are?
Just days after writing about the inventor of Liquid Paper, I came across this typewriter. It’s a Remington Portable #2. According to my research on the serial number, it was manufactured in May of 1924. It was the 813th unit produced that month. I discovered this treasure in an old warehouse. It was hidden away … Continue reading More Stories Yet to Tell
Amid a crowd, she stood apart. Without making a sound, she spoke volumes. I’d never seen her before but knew I would like her. Last week I traveled to Austin for a couple of meetings. In the conference room of the hotel where I stayed, a soon-to-open local business was conducting interviews. Given the number … Continue reading Apart From the Crowd
Last Tuesday marked the 35th anniversary of the premier of The A-Team. This NBC sitcom featured the exploits of of an ex-military group that operated as soldiers of fortune. Each week, they would assist an individual or group in rectifying an injustice or solving a seemingly impossible problem. Episodes always featured a crazy plan, unforeseen … Continue reading In Search of the A-Team
As a sci-fi fan, I particularly enjoy watching classic films and television from the 50’s and 60’s. Movies such as The Day the Earth Stood Still and Forbidden Planet or shows like Lost in Space and the original Star Trek often hold more appeal than today's offerings. A lot of people find these gems laughable. … Continue reading Focus On Your Story
This is Thanksgiving week. For most of us, the holiday presents an opportunity to sit down at a table with family and enjoy a meal together. This is something that rarely happens in my house. Most meals tend to be on-the-go, a hasty interruption to our individual agendas. Days go by without the entire family … Continue reading Pull Up a Chair