Month: <span>January 2017</span>

Here’s a story a fellow shared with me after the funeral of a mutual friend. He swore it was true, but even if it’s not, the message is worth repeating. The names have been changed to protect the ignorant. Ralph had worked in a management capacity for a small company whose chief executive officer not […]

I’ve always been fascinated by how good people— people like you and me— can allow horrible things to happen or be so easily indoctrinated into believing that evil practices are somehow okay. For example, how did the German people in the 1930’s not only come to believe that the Jews were responsible for all their […]

(Written Nov. 6, 2016) Peace at last— but not for long. The campaigning for this election started something like 560 days ago with an astronomical amount spent in the Presidential race alone, which as early as April was “a 10-figure affair,” according to the Center for Public Integrity. That’s 10 figures, as in billions. You […]

  Ain’t it tweet. You could say we’re all a-Twitter about what may become the most popular way to render an opinion in the year 2017. Of course, in many ways, our soon-to-be President got a lot of mileage out of his tweets in his campaign. According to Statistica.com, there are 317 million active monthly […]

So there’s this ad on the radio that trumpets the claim, “You’re not fat… you’re bloated.” Yes, it seems we’ve been blaming those expansive paunches on things like overeating, poor diets and lack of exercise. Turns out that it’s not our fault and there’s a magic pill or supplement that will deliver a flat stomach […]

Let me be the last to wish you a happy new year. If I’m the first, then you don’t get around much. I’ve never had this many reservations about a new year. As a former local resident, Bette Davis, is credited as saying in one of her movie roles: “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to […]