Student is Given a New Grip On Life With a Bionic Hand!
19 year old Evan Reynolds has regained his hold through the use of an i-LIMB, a $15,000 robotic prosthetic developed by the Scottish company Touch Bionics...

So Help Me God Suit Thrown Out!
Michael Newdow filed a federal lawsuit which was intended to prevent President-elect Barack Obama from uttering the words "so help me god" in his inaugural speech on Tuesday...

Sunset on Mars
If you enjoy sunsets, view one of an otherworldly variety... Imagine being an explorer to mars 20 or 30 years from now...

You're Kidneying Me!
Man Sues Wife For $1.5 Million, Or Return Of Kidney. Can anything be more retarded? Now, we don't have details of their life together, or the affair, or their personalities, but on the face of it it all seems like a stupid soap opera episode, doesn't it? Here's the rundown: The guy, Richard Batista, is a surgeon from Long Island...

Reflecting as Moving Day Approaches
You know, when you start packing up to move it isn't until you're taking pictures down that you realize how much you've missed...

Thoughts on Owls and other Night Sounds
Screech OwlBill Waller/Wikimedia CommonsThere was a time when we weren't, and a time when we won't be again, so let's be happy that we've had the chance to live and experience, because for every human alive today there are many, many more that will never be...

Bernie Mac Dies at 50
Sad news. Comedian Bernie Mac has died Saturday, August 9, from complications due to pneumonia, which he had been hospitalized for earlier...

Wayne Dyer's Power of Intention to mislead and misinform
I switched on the TV last night and tuned into NJN, hoping to see some nature or travel show, maybe something on science, but instead I get Wayne Dyer...

River rafters aid plane crash survivors
I had to post this article because my friends were part of the rescue effort. They were on vacation, and on a rafting trip when their group came upon the crashed plane and ensuing brush fires...

The Secret of The Secret
I don't intentionally watch Oprah. Though she has done some wonderful things with her influence and wealth, I feel that her program misleads and misinforms people...

MIT's Quicker Picker-Upper
This is cool... Using nanowire technology scientists at MIT have developed a kind of paper that can absorb up to 20 times its weight in oil...

Memorial Day break
Hello my beloved website patrons. Thanks once again for stopping by and checking for news from my side of the cyberverse...

Happy Cinco De Mayo!
Hello there friendly web visitor. :) As you will notice the banner is properly updated and reflecting the Spring/Summer vibe...

Kinoki Foot Pad Scam
People are Not Like Trees!

"Ancient Chinese secret," mr. Lee said secretively. His wife let us in on the secret as she washed clothes in the back room in that classic Calgon commercial...

In honor of those that have died before
Just now I was thinking about dead people. A few months ago, when I told my wife that I no longer believed in a God she asked me, "So what happens when we die?" and I replied, "Probably nothing...

Google to acquire Myeyez.net!
It has recently been in discussion that Myeyez.net, a personal blog started way back in like 1999, will be purchased by Google, the multi-billion dollar corporation (headquartered at The Googleplex) that has absorbed other sites, like Blogger and Yahoo...

We're not in Kansas anymore!
The Colon Clensing Myth... Kansas, as a metaphoric extension of Dorothy's home in the Wizard of Oz, is a place of safety, trust and comfort...

In Memory of D&D Founder Gary Gygax
During our early teens (back in the very early 80's) my friends and I regularly sat around the dining room table on Saturday afternoons playing Dungeons & Dragons, commonly known as D&D...

Cloned Cats and Consciousness
Many research scientists involved with the study of human consciousness believe that consciousness and behavior can be explained by brain processes...

Red Hammer Email
Recently my wife had me read a forward she received in her email inbox. It was one of those gags that makes its way around cyber space every once in a while...

Extreme Home Ghost Hunters!
Primetime TV Perpetuates the Paranormal Ty Pennington, the energetic, rallying, megaphone wielding leader of the Extreme Makeover Home Edition show is heading up a crew of extreme ghost hunters this time around...

Happy Holidays!
Well, it's time to get those last minute gifts all wrapped up, and make darn sure that anything you may be re-gifting doesn't accidentally go back to the person you got it from last year! Also, it is wise to re-gift to people who have no affiliation at all with the person who originally gave you the item, this way you can avoid any chance of the original gift giver spotting said item and putting two and two together...

Tales of the Spud Truck
Caution: Those easily offended by crappy subject matter can skip this one! There is NOTHING WORSE than the stench of poop that permeates the air while some honey dipper is going to town on a nearby septic tank...

The Future, Now...
I know I've heard that phrase somewhere before, but it isn't more appropriate than now. And I mean NOW! Technology is changing faster than ever...

Non-Believers are Good People Too
By now, visitors to myeyez.net may have noticed that I no longer follow beliefs that assume the existence of a god. Call me atheist, agnostic, whatever you want, but as a human being alive and well on planet earth it is my prerogative to follow along the lines of rationality and logic...

18 Year Old Gunned Down by Cops in Brooklyn
I have every respect for officers of the law. I love cops. But I think at times the rush of adrenaline they no doubt receive in the heat of the moment can have a negative impact...

WBC Cult fined 10.9 Million for demonstration
At a recent demonstration during the funeral of one of our troops by a fanatical hate group the signs read things like, "Thank God for dead soldiers," and "Fag troops...

Psyclone - A look at Cloning and The Mind
If you were cloned, would it still be you? I'm not a psychologist mind you (no pun intended), nor am I an expert, by any means, on cloning...

Sharks Underfoot
A Controversial Nightclub Attraction Perturbs PETA

Look down while your dancing on the floor at a new night spot, Qua, in downtown Austin, Texas, and you'll see something different...

Live, that's why it's called life!
So why do we go through life in the first place? Aside from the obvious I mean. We're born, we live, we die. What's the point of that? I'm not sure there's even an answer, because if you really, really think about it, there doesn't have to be an answer...

Leaving the Fold
Note: I've been trying to hold off on writing this piece, but with the recent openening of the "Creation Museum" in Petersburg, Kentucky, I feel inspired to announce my position with regard to religion, and present a few factoids to possibly help others see a more rational, and logical, view of life and the world...

Save Darfur - A letter to raise awareness
My wife has been very involved with the effort to stop the abomination that is occurring in the Darfur region of western Sudan...

Fresh Air or Bust!
Can we repair our atmosphere? The other day I was walking through a local department store and I saw an aisle-full of air filters, purifiers, ionizers, and the like...

HAPPY NEW YEAR - Let's Make a Difference!
Well, we've rolled into another one. One more year down! Maybe this year our government, and the UN, will figure out how to get a decent handle on this Iraq thingy and maybe actually take more action to help save a lot of poor souls...

Trump is a Pimp? - Rosie Slams the Donald
While listening to my favorite news station, 1010 WINS, this morning I heard about the Donald Trump, Rosie O'Donnell war of words...

Happy Holiday Shopping
Hey folks. Well, Christmas is quickly closing in on us. Hope you have all of your holiday shopping done. Or most of it. Or none of it...

The Crocodile Hunter - Legend in His Own Time
44 year old Australian television personality and conservationist, Steve Irwin, died Monday after being attacked by a stingray during filming for a television series on the Great Barrier Reef...

No News is Good News
That statement must be true, because the only news I hear on the radio or see on TV is the bad news; death, murder, assault, car wrecks, bombs, mutilation, etc...

"I am Alive and Amplified!"
You may have heard that charged anthem on a few Suzuki car commercials, if you could make out the words. At first I thought I would become tired of it like so many other commercial jingles...

Jamie Foxx to portray Bob Marley in a Film about the King of Reggae
A feature film, the brainchild of Rita Marley depicting the early years of Bob Marley's life and career as the world's most well known Reggae artist, is expected to begin production in 2007, directed by filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb...

The End of Everwood
Well, here it is the 6th day of the 6th month of the 6th year in the new millennium, not really the number of the beast but close enough for some to make a big to-do of it...

Facing the Future of Electronic Publishing
The boom in e-book publications has many readers flocking to download sites and loading up their blackberries with electronic novels...

Those Amazing Cats
"Cat Check!" My wife called as she ran through the front door with Boomer the Rottweiler, our newest family member, in tow...

Drunk Driver Kills two girls in Kinnelon
I'm beside myself today. Angry at drunken bum drivers around the world! Don't do it. If you're sloshed, get a ride home....

Do you know where you're going to?
The Cosmic Pirate Radio Show Part 4 While preparing my lunch this morning -- a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, some celery sticks and two chocolate chip cookies -- I picked up a special broadcast of my Cosmic Pirate Radio Show...

The Tale of the Exploding Coffee
I heard this story years ago from my friend Sean. Recently he retold the tale at a party and we all had a great laugh. He's a humorous and entertaining fellow, and just has a way of relating a story...

The Blob Returns to Los Angeles!
The South Olive Street Blob, as it has been dubbed, has made headlines around the country. The rising slick of black goo first made it's appearance in the basement of an apartment building in downtown Los Angeles...

Monday Morning You Sure Look Fine...
Monday morning, January 30, 2006. In the middle stages of a lowsy head cold, brain doesn't want to function, muddling through the morning routine at work and the Cosmic Pirate Radio Show is spinning the Jackson Five...

Racing Stripe and the Duck Walk
Misadventures of the Unsuspecting Cyclist Years and years ago a couple of my friends had been bitten by the bicycle bug and talked me into riding with them one fine summer day...

Welcome to 2006!
The saddest thing I can remember from my childhood was when 1979 went away. That decade would never come back; those days were gone, over, done, fini...

I don't wanna die!
When I was little I remember running into my parents' room at night crying those very words. I guess it was the darkness and the quiet; nothing else to do but think about things while I was waiting to fall asleep...

The Cosmic Pirate Radio Show
Some cosmic pirate station hijacked my mental frequency again (see Must be on Top of the World). This time my morning routine soundtrack was Frosty the Snowman, and I have absolutely no idea why...

On Men and Women
All those jokes about girls maturing earlier than boys must be true to some extent. The idea wasn't born of imagination. As far as I can tell all of my male friends and I haven't matured too much at all...

Lost — Life and Times on a Deserted Island
My wife is a big fan of the show Lost. You know the one, the plane crash survivors on the "deserted" island who encounter ever more strangeness with each episode...

What do you want to do?
Ah, how great it would be to return to an innocent childhood — a time where there was adventure, excitement, new things to see and do, and fun things to learn about! Why do we have to grow up and ruin it all with work and money? Who says it has to be ruined? Who says you can't still enjoy life, learn things, and have adventure...

Family Visit
My parents are hitting the road, continuing their trip to Maine after a short 6 day visit with my wife and I. Too short! There's still plenty of work to be done in my basement, my father didn't have enough time to finish the spackling job! Just kidding of course...

In the Wake of Katrina's Destruction
Today my thoughts are with those in the deep south -- Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida -- who have been left with devestation in the wake of hurricane Katrina...

Music is Art is Originality
I could listen to Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights over and over again. I've played it back 5 times already today. All in a row...

Hit Me Baby One More Time
NBC is bringing back the pop hit makers of the 80's and 90's in a contest to see who's still got it, and to satisfy the curiosity of those who wonder "where are they now?" I caught the first episode which featured Loverboy, A Flock of Seagulls, Tiffany, CC Penniston, and Arrested Development...

Love Three Fold
The Story of the Miracle Babies and their Miracle Parents Dawn and Mike Moeller wanted to have a baby. They couldn't conceive on their own so they turned to the help of science and began undergoing procedures for in vitro fertilization, which literally means "in glass...

The Powers of Nature
Lightning flashed, thunder boomed, and the rain came. Then I heard the plink of small hailstones against the windowpane. The two cats at the foot of the bed, Dusty and Sasha, perked up and started eyeing the windows nervously, wondering what the racket was...

Being Who You Are
I love the underdog. I love the child who is unique from all the other children. The child who is picked on and made fun of for being different or not "normal" is likely the child who will go on in life to make changes in the world and influence others, unless of course they crack under the pressure and attempt to seek revenge through violence...

Must Be On Top of the World!
For the past several mornings I've been stepping out of the shower with "Top of the World" from the Carpenters playing through my head...

Spring is in the Air
Among other things. But it is finally nice to be getting closer to summer, and out of the frosty winter here in the Northeast U...

Rotten Radio
So I'm watching the news last night and I hear a story about Hot 97, a radio station in New York City. A DJ spun a song that makes a mockery of the plight of tsunami victims and those who lost their lives in that tragedy...

Beware the Bagel Police
Where I work you have to keep a keen eye out for the Bagel Police on Fridays. See, Wednesdays are bagel days. The company has a big batch of bagels (say that three times fast) delivered for everyone, so I don't have to worry about bringing my breakfast...

The Friday Morning Rush
I needed help to get started today, it has been a rough Friday morning. Hard to believe someone could have a rough time on a Friday, but I did...

Look out any window
Over my extended Thankgiving weekend I took some time to look through my telescope at the moon. I saw the full moon rising in the east-northeast and thought it would be a good night for a look, so I set up my Meade reflecting telescope in the kitchen and aimed it toward the window...

Songs of Life
I imagine when we die we find out how in-tune with our hearts we should have been. Not an easy thing to do with all our mere mortal vices getting in the way...

My lost immortality
Oh my God, I'm not immortal anymore! What happened? Where's my neverending youth? My long summers? My bright future? Gone, gone, and...

Smile - a look at false happiness
Smile... You'll make your brain wonder what your face is up to. Have you ever seen a poster featuring that old saying "Smile, everyone will wonder what you're up to?" Where I grew up there was a version of that poster hanging in our laundry room that had Garfield on it, his big cat grin was always pretty humorous...

Cool Children
It's funny how an acquaintance from the past just pops into your head sometimes. Usually the flashback is brought on by a phrase someone says, or a thought you have...

Waiting for the Big Break
Memorial Day weekend found my wife and I, along with friends, relaxing in a nice camp setting in Hershey, Pennsylvania. We had a great time at the Hershey Factory Tour Experience, which included, among a dozen other attractions, an excellent 3D movie presentation which wasn't quite like a movie at all, but a true experience, complete with misters and blowers that would alternately sprinkle you with a fine spray of water or tickle your ankles with a subtle burst of air, in concert with events happening on screen...

Gaining Wisdom
Wisdom eludes me. The more I learn, the less I think I know. Maybe it's because when I learn something new I realize how much more there is to know...

Say something
One more for my favorite band and I'll get on to something else... The music of Rush influences and inspires, at least that's what it's done for me over the past 25 years...

Changing time
I treasure Saturday mornings, when my wife sleeps in and I'm up since 7:30. Plenty of time to do some inspiring writing. It's especially pleasant when there's a fresh blanket of snow outside the window and big flakes falling by, like there are this morning...

Don't ever give up
There is a reason I never gave up. A reason I never will give up my hope, my dreams, my desire to live. The reason is people who care...

I've gotta hand it to you
What would I do without my wife? Not much. What would I do without my best friend? Even less. The story begins about 12 years ago, I guess...

What would I do without my wife?
In a previous observation I spoke of my wife's humorous, nocturnal laughter and interesting proclamations. This time I'd like to discuss the significant impact my wife has had upon my life in other ways...

Spud & Lou
Couple of oddballs there. You might be wondering where this one is headed, and I'll let you know when I find out. My family had a cat we called Sam...

Funny Things We Dream
Okay, now I have something funny for you. It took a little time but here it is... I often wonder why I wake up so happy, ready to start the day...

Better Late than Never!
Oh yeah, time for an update around these parts. I just noticed it's been over a month since I've provided any fresh content to Myeyez...

Neat Guys in Life
During my drive into work yesterday (2/27/03) I was suddenly transported back in time to wonderful discoveries of my childhood...

Time and Life, Bit by Bit
Looking out through my picture window yesterday (2/17/03) I felt like I was in a giant snow globe. Big, fluffy snowflakes were falling, covering everything with a nice wintery blanket...

Good brain, bad brain
This is a true "Holy Cow! What's this world coming to?" moment for me. This morning (1-30-03) on my way into work I heard a startling news broadcast...

Life in Hi-Res
Here we go again, we're on the brink of tipping into a new year. By the time you read this the ball may have already dropped...

Music for Thought
It's life at the moment. Thoughts, dreams, desires. Wishes, hopes and loves. It's a melody, a sound, an expression. That's why we love music...

Memory Lane & Goodbye to a Friend
Update - 10/12/05: Over the years Jon would call me. Maybe once every 5 years or so. At last contact he was living in New York City, bartending at some steakhouse, and spoke of plans to build a boat and start a touring cruise of the Caribbean...

Getting Married
Well, this is it. I'm taking that Big Step! On July 6th, my Fiancé and I will be married. I'm looking forward to it, not just because we'll be married on the Caribbean island of St...

Live by Example
Live by example. Set an example. Be an example. Easier said than done, but is it impossible? No. It just takes a little practice...