Lord Byron

Media
Cargo pants can be hazardous to your life. Once the go-to pants for men who don't carry purses -- cargo pants are a problem for a growing segment of boomers and geezers.
Entertainment
Seattle-based singer songwriter David Nyro shares his first single “What Happened To Us All,” one of several he’ll be debuting
Media
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is the George H. W. Bush appointee who hasn't asked one single question in court since 2006. That's 10 years the man has just sat there -- mute, mum, silencio, clammed up, hushed, voiceless, unheard and zipped up.
Travel
The flocking of the Victorians to the Swiss Alps was not about growing crops, grazing animals, or extracting minerals. It was about observing, feeling, and articulating a personal response.
Culture & Arts
Much of the dramatic conflict in two recent Bay area productions was caused by the fallout from an arranged marriage that seemed destined to please a lot of people. Unfortunately, the bride was not one of them.
Books
By the time of the Greek Revolution of 1821, Greece had gone through some four centuries of brutal Turkish military occupation. The effects of tyranny on Greece were catastrophic. The country was depopulated and in ruins.
Science
Lady Ada Lovelace was a remarkable scientist of unparalleled charm and allure. In 1833, Ada was highly intrigued with an idea for an "Analytical Engine" -- a mechanical calculating machine whose design predated the digital computer by over 100 years.
Books
Do you read other writers in your genre while writing a novel? Sometimes. It depends on how much I'm travelling. If a new
Culture & Arts
"Desolation Row" is over eleven minutes of anything, everything. For nearly fifty years, Bob Dylan's fans, critics, and writers have been trying to say what it's about. To me, it's a song I love to listen to, and one of the last great works of Modernism.
Travel
"I thought I was losing my mind," he said. "I yelled. I cried. I cursed. I cursed." He'd go to her door and ask her out for
Books
Mary Shelley wrote the most famous monster story of all time, Frankenstein. Or did she really? That question is just one
The World Post
What the hype over European Muslims fighting in Syria overlooks is that Westerners have been volunteering for what you can call "jihad" in foreign lands for centuries.
New York
While partying and having fun is a temptation for most 20-year-olds, Eliasch, who began vocal training at age thirteen, and recently graduated from New York's Mannes College of Music with a focus in voice will have his opera debut at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, March 31.
Wellness
The fact is that not all lies are bad, and there really is a time to lie. I'd even go so far as to say that a little lying can be healthy. As Lord Byron once said, "What is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade."
Books
Love poetry from other eras tries for elegant and understated. Romantic verse will do everything other poems cannot, and if you reject it, it will set itself on fire, because the pain of that will soothe in comparison to the agony of losing your heart forever.
Queer Voices
Same-sex love affairs certainly spike the scandal meter with the added layer of gay drama. Whether carried out by politicians, Hollywood stars or religious leaders, secret gay love affairs have shaken the dust right off history books for centuries.
Books
Way before musicians and actors cornered the market on misbehavior, writers were flooding hotel rooms and testing their livers' upper limits.
Wellness
This is Part II of "Love," started on the 8th of last month. I didn't plan on a Part II because I thought this little blog
Weird News
I had no idea what I had stumbled upon when I began reading The Vampyre, initially attracted only by its title.