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Dick Methia

Dick Methia began his writing career at nine as a war correspondent. He covered the clash of rubber Union and Rebel armies by pecking out dispatches on a rusty Smith Corona in a backyard tent that used to be his mom’s bed sheet. When the war was over, he gravitated to less serious pursuits: teacher, non-profit exec, consultant, author, and (almost) astronaut.

Articles By Dick Methia

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ALONG THE BOOMER TRAIL/The Curse of My Pudgy Pals
Mar 24,2010

“Familiarity breeds contempt,” or so it’s said. Now, medical researchers have found that familiarity also fosters fat. In the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, the Bible of medical research reports a link between my “love handles” and my friends. If you believe the Journal, I am over 50%

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Feb 16,2010

You’ve got to hand it to Domino’s Pizza. They have either the CEO with the most chutzpah or the cleverest marketing team in the industry, or both. Unless you’ve been vacationing on the dark side of the moon the last month or so, you’ve probably seen this pizza maker’s astonishing

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ALONG THE BOOMER TRAIL / Halliburton takes over Health Care
Dec 30,2009

With the passage last week of the most sweeping health care reforms since Mount Vernon had George Washington's hippo ivory dentures cleaned, this Baby Boomer is definitely not looking forward to Medicare. Millions of older Americans are suffering migraines trying to make sense of the Medicare

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Nov 18,2009

Hollywood has joined the war against Big Butt. No, I’m not talking about the starlet’s perpetual battle against cellulite. Movie studios are banning cigarettes from all future flicks, discouraging “cancer sticks” from the silver screen by threatening smoke-filled movies with an “R” rating.

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Science on the March, Sort of
Sep 08,2009

Did you ever wonder why you swing your arms when you walk? In Paris recently a team of biomedical researchers announced they’ve found the answer. To quote the scientists: "Rather than a facultative relic of the locomotion needs of our quadrupedal ancestors, arm swinging is an integral part of the energy economy of human gait.”