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Save $$ Before Getting Canned

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Save $$ Before Getting Canned

There are things you should do once it is clear you are going to be laid off. But what if there is some uncertainty about your continued employment? What then? Now is the time to become intimately familiar with your expenses. Start saving as much as you can. Rainy days are coming. First, suspend any aggressive debt-payoff plan and just make minimum payments. It’s not a practice you want to...

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Say It: Cupriavidus Metallidurans

Posted by on Oct 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Say It: Cupriavidus Metallidurans

My Dad would have loved to see this if he were still around. His favorite saying? “Another twenty bucks? Let me go out back and s..t some more money.”  We now have gold-pooping bacteria…it consumes a toxic metal to produce pure gold. Before you grab your lab coat and rush out to nab some of the bacteria, stop. It is about as rare as the precious metal itself. And if you’re...

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Pastor Mack-the Snakeman-Meets His Maker

Posted by on May 31, 2012 | 0 comments

Pastor Mack-the Snakeman-Meets His Maker

Mack Wolford, a flamboyant Pentecostal pastor from West Virginia, hoped the outdoor service he had planned for Sunday at an isolated state park would be a “homecoming like the old days,” full of folks speaking in tongues, handling snakes and having a “great time.” But it was not the sort of homecoming he foresaw. Instead, Wolford, who turned 44 the previous day, was bitten by a rattlesnake he...

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