Wednesday, April 24, 2013 4:00 am
Many people spend the bulk of their lives delaying a lot of things because they’re “waiting for the right time.” Baloney! Today’s that time, unless you’ve formulated an exceptional system that can absolutely guarantee tomorrow will actually arrive and offer the ideal setting for whatever it is you’ve been delaying.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:00 am
Just for a day, I’d like to have the opportunity to return to an exact date in my life that I would choose. I don’t think this is an unreasonable request given the fact that I’ve put in so much time and effort getting this far in life. All of my research concludes that we didn’t have any choice about being here in the first place so it seems equitable to receive one opportunity to take a safe, secure 24 hour round-trip excursion into our past.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:00 am
Since my childhood I’ve gotten excited about the holidays because people seemed enjoyably different, more social, less negative, and, of course, I woke up and found stuff with my name on it under the Christmas tree that dad and I selected. Most of the packages contained items that I may have nonchalantly mentioned to my parents as being possible gift partialities. They often added a few great selections on their own.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 4:00 am
A recent survey completed by the Pew Research Center determined significant gaps in the way different generations (identified below) view the world. For instance, older folks are losing hope about the future of the country and their quality of life in general. Younger people tend to hold the notion that their best days are ahead of them and their quality of life will eventually settle into a comfortable daily routine. Here’s a quick glimpse of the generations:
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:00 am
You, me and everyone else has some sort of societal label whether we want it or not. The onslaught in full swing now is Baby Boomers or the “me” generation, while Yuppies, Guppies, Gen-X, Sandwich or whatever term best suits your fancy works for some people. Now we’re introduced to yet another collective incarnation called Scuppies (Socially-Conscious Upwardly-mobile Persons).
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 4:00 am
I’ve opened many conversations with my editors by sharing a local story I overheard or relating something I saw that was so remarkably stupid that I had to bounce the idea of writing about it off him/her; most of the time I’m told its okay, go for it. I’ve gained the enviable position where editors often tell me to send the column, don’t bother sharing the in between details because the story will speak for itself, or not.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:00 am
While having coffee with a friend he asked me, “Why are old people so grumpy?” Why’d he ask me, I’m not old and surely not grumpy, at least not from my perspective? If anything, I’m too cheerful most of the time and focused on drawing in every ounce of life I can hold, a canister of cheeriness. He must have encountered someone recently who appeared to be my age and assumed that I might have an opinion on the subject—lucky for him I did.