Whys and Wherefores


Everyone knows that there are:

  • 12 months in a year, 12 inches in a foot, 12 hours of daylight, and 12 eggs in a dozen.
  • 11 players on a football team, a soccer team, and a rugby team.
  • 10 Commandments, 10 fingers and 10 toes on a human being, and 10 cents in a dime.
  • 9 Beatitudes and 9 players on a baseball team.
  • 8 notes in an octave, 8 legs on a spider, and 8 planets in our Solar System – now.
  • 7 days in a week, 7 dwarfs, and 7 oceans sometimes called seas
  • 6 legs on an insect and 6 sides to a die
  • 5 humans senses, 5 fingers on a hand, and 5 pennies in a nickel
  • 4 forces in nature (strong, weak, electromagnetic, and gravity) and if you are lucky, 4 leaves on a clover.
  • 3 states of matter (gas, liquid, and solid), 3 sides on a triangle, and 3 blind mice.
  • 2 genders, 2 poles, and 2 arms, hands, thumbs, eyes, ears, legs and feet on a normal human
  • AND 1 universe

    BUT no one knows for sure:

    Who created the universe?

    Why the universe was created?

    When it was created?

    How long it took?

    What is it made of? and

    What are humans supposed to do with it or in it?

    Unfortunately, no one has come up with convincing answers to those six questions to satisfy the curious like me!

  • Chic Hollis is a longtime drummer and motorcyclist, who served in the US Air Force in North Africa. Married 4 times with 5 children born in 5 different countries on four continents, Chic is a politically independent citizen of the world interested in helping Americans understand the reality that is life overseas where many intelligent, educated, and industrious people aren’t as privileged as we are in the US. He studied Latin, Greek, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German and ran several large companies. Sadly, Chic Has left this planet and we miss him very much, but we are very pleased to display his amazing writing works.