Everyone Should Be a Perpetual Student

Most of us have heard it at some time, usually from disgruntled family members or judgmental friends: “Oh, she’ll never be done with that or anything else. She’s a perpetual student!” Always the comment is pejorative, in intent if not in tone. The disapproval hangs in the air, the opinion … 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…

Chasing Riches?

As other writers have discovered, it’s always interesting when acquaintances find out an “older person” is taking classes, especially online classes. Reactions vary, as anyone would expect: Good for you! is quite common, though more frequent is You’ve got to be kidding! Haven’t you had enough of that by now? … Read more…

Luck or Destiny?

Outside of the major topics covered by the Ten Commandments – they that have no wiggle room in interpretation – there are few simple answers to questions in life. Luck or Destiny? Such a simple choice, right? But I took the better path and did think about it for a … Read more…