Posted July 23, 2017 by Ron Callari

Man has been pitted against beast in all kinds of races over the years. There’s been man vs. horses. Man vs. dogs. Man vs. cheetahs. America’s 1936 Summer Olympics gold winner Jesse Owens even raced a train late in his career, after he was beat out by racing horse in Cuba.

Posted July 22, 2017 by Ron Callari

Back in February, I was totally captivated by the quality work of photographer Joel Sartore and his tireless effort to capture images of approximately 12,000 species in captivity around the world. Like the biblical Noah before him, over the course of the last decade, he has been boarding these rare creatures onto his photographic vessel, appropriately tiled the “Photo Ark.”

Posted July 15, 2017 by Ron Callari

What would you get if you crossed a human with a tardigrade? Well . . . while the chances are slim to none . . . you’d get a superhuman able to withstand killer asteroids and atomic bombs! Now, that’s the stuff of superhero comic books, right?

Posted July 13, 2017 by Ron Callari

Over the years, I have researched and blogged extensively about therapy dogs. Assisting our veterans suffering from PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder], therapy dogs over the course of the last decade have been professionally trained and have comforted hundreds of thousands of soldiers returning from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted July 12, 2017 by Ron Callari

Many believe blood is the currency of the soul. I don’t want to get into the religious implications of that belief . . . but I do think that blood is the vehicle of life.

Posted July 10, 2017 by Ron Callari

An invasive animal species is one that invades a non-native territory. In the wild, it’s characterized as being ‘non-indigenous,’ where it becomes a catalyst in transforming environmental conditions. In essence, invasives overtake or dominate a territory previously occupied by others.

Posted July 9, 2017 by Ron Callari

Celebrities like George Clooney, Richard Gere, Anderson Cooper and even Barack Obama are aging well. Not too long ago, the gray hair of a high-profile, A-Lister was often covered up by dye to retain one’s youthful appearance. However today, this is not so much the case anymore as grey locks appear to have made a comeback. In some circles, it's actually become a status symbol. In fact, for many, it’s ironically, a right of passage for a man approaching his golden years — to go hi-ho-silver.

 

Posted July 6, 2017 by Ron Callari

Art Linketter was a popular TV host who use to interview children to obtain their unvarnished utterances about life in and outside of their households. From 1952 to 1970, his TV segment from his Emmy-winning talk-show, “House Party” led to his 1957 bestselling book "Kids Say the Darndest Things," in addition to several sequels.