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?
Hard to believe the Summer of ’69 is but a fifty-year-old good vibe in America’s collective memory. Man walked on the moon. Woodstock. Simpler times, right? But there were also bad times. Take Vietnam–how did those parents deal with the not knowing? Without cellphones and computers, communication came via snail mail. And government officials coming … More Summer of ’69
Summer is blowing hot, but maybe your writing has cooled off. Need a springboard to get back in the pool. Read on, writer-friends. And let your freak flag fly.
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