Last June, I took my son to college orientation in Indiana and had occasion to go to the town’s post office. Walking in, I was greeted by a woman sitting at a card table. “Good morning! Do you need any stamps?” “No thank you,” I said and got in line behind two other people waiting … More Dorothy, You’re Not in Maryland Anymore
Ten years ago, a commercial ran about a guy we all know: Inconsiderate Cell Phone Man. Well, damn if he isn’t back. And he’s got the SPEAKER PHONE turned ON. Give me the strength. It’s bad enough that a lot of people speak in loud, clarion tones while on their cell phones… Speaker-phone only compounds … More Inconsiderate Cell Phone Person
Have you noticed how politicians, celebrities, and even our historical heroes are taking heat these days for the past? Like way-past. Twenty, thirty, forty, and even hundreds of years ago. The thick cane of political correctness is flogging the hell out of people for living according to the social norms of their time. Case in … More Ten Songs that Look Different in the Morning
Is there a holiday on the calendar that is more misunderstood than Labor Day? What started as a Marxist observance for American labor has evolved into a final smooch on summer’s ripe lips. A three-day weekend to say farewell to lazy days and hello to pumpkin-spice-everything. So as you fire up your grills today, here … More What’s Up With Labor Day?
Are you kind? On the surface, many of us will say, “Yes, of course I am.” But what does kindness look like? Well, it doesn’t look like a majority of the exchanges on social media. Or most news reports. It doesn’t look like road rage. Or insulting others. It doesn’t look like putting yourself before … More Ten Ways to Be Kind