Shayne Looper: Didn’t see that coming: Living with uncertainty

In over a hundred years of Major League Baseball, only 16 men have homered four times in one game. Most of them were power hitters. Twelve of the 16 hit 200 or more career home runs. Nine of them hit 300 or more. Then came Scooter Gennett, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound utility player who spent his… … Read More


Shayne Looper: Has the generation gap become an abyss?

The term “generation gap” came into use in the 1960s, as both young and old people recognized basic generational differences in outlook, aspirations and values. Acknowledging that there were differences did little to improve strained relationships. It may even have exacerbated them. The troublemakers in those days, at least in the eyes of the “traditionalists”… … Read More


Shayne Looper: Where is heaven? (Closer than you think)

In 1869, The Scientific American ran a short (and sardonic) piece on Dr. D. Mortimer, a medical doctor who believed he had found the location of heaven. His suggestion, if I understand it correctly, was a fascinating one. According to Dr. Mortimer, heaven lay within the sun as a vast globe, “at least 500,000 miles… … Read More