If I Hear That Word Again, I’ll…

We probably all have a word we absolutely can’t stand, or something that sets our teeth on edge every time we hear it. My most hated word is: Robust, as in “able to withstand or overcome adverse conditions,” “healthy, strong and vigorous,” or “not likely to fail or weaken,” etc. … Read more…

What Keeps You Going?

What are some of the mental and physical resources that keep us going? What gives us happiness now instead of waiting for it all to happen in the next life? The answers are probably different for each one of us but common threads run through. We all have situations that … Read more…

Gloating over the Mistakes of Others?

Laughing, smirking and gloating over the mistakes of others? Let’s not do that. It will bite us in the butt faster than anything else. Plus we won’t see it coming, of course, being attacked from behind. Think a bad-apple cop deserved to be killed? Maybe he did. Maybe he didn’t. … Read more…

Beware Webcam Hacking

Spying on us in general and computer hacking specifically is nothing new. It just gets more annoying as the months go by. For some time we’ve had to watch out for webcam hacking, for example, but now it’s almost unbelievably widespread. Some people are just not aware or are unwilling … Read more…

Late Awakening to a Pervasive Problem

I first wrote about bullying back in 2006 and even before. Now, more than a decade later, it is still a deeply troubling subject. A society that has long tolerated many insidious forms of bullying is still having trouble accepting its worsening reality and its devastating results. Society as a … Read more…

Changed from the Way We Were

That person your parents, family, high school or other old friends remember no longer exists. And we should be happy about it. She has seen so much and been through so much. The person you used to know is gone! And her family and friends today cannot always handle the woman … Read more…

Targeting the Innocent Is Not the Answer

June was very much the month from hell, both for my little world and much of the globe.  I’m far from alone in my experience that sometimes we get slammed from all sides, and July is shaping up to be more unnerving for everyone. Striking back at Satan does NOT … Read more…

It’s the 4th of July again…

It’s the 4th of July in the USA and everywhere else. After so much tragedy and pain already in 2016, it can be difficult to remember that we’ve actually reached another milestone holiday for the USA this year. But we are here, we are surviving, and we’re fighting mad! We are even … Read more…

Never Underestimate an Angry Brit!

After taking flak from many sides in my life last week, the UK’s decision to exit the European Union was the eventual painkiller for me. Like most others with at least an inkling about finance, I’m still numb. Apparently, my relatives are, too, since there hasn’t been a peep out … Read more…

Let’s Give Dads a Break!

The third Sunday in June is observed in many countries as Father’s Day. Other nations choose a different time of year. Whenever and wherever possible, we honor fathers and their contributions to family life. They work their tails off to provide for the wife and kids, and often the extended … Read more…