When did we become so grey and humorless-- --when did we become people who carry the weight of the world on our shoulders --all of it--taking ourselves and everything around us far too seriously? I can hear the click of outraged responses on social media now. But hey, take a moment to hear me . . .
Many of us are looking for the light in these dark times. Does that describe you? It certainly describes me. Because I am seriously distressed with what I see from some of my fellow citizens. I know I'm not alone. Sometimes it is more than I can bear. Kids in cages, separated from their parents, . . .
If only getting woke were as simple as walking through a door. "Get woke" means becoming aware of social injustices --and it applies especially to those of us born with unrecognized privilege. Getting woke is the process of recognizing our privilege and understanding that others may not have the . . .
It's clear that the left is turning on itself. Eating its young, so to speak. And eating its old, too. Consuming everyone on its own side. That splintering of what should be a unified force is why that awful man in the Oval could very well get re-elected. But that could be too nuanced for many to . . .
Ageism isn't a myth. It's a fact. If you're in those senior years of your career or job, it can be tough going. That's why it takes a bit of strategy to look for a job when you're over 55. It's not impossible--and it's so much easier when you know how to present your experience in a positive . . .
The famous Occam's Razor says that the simplest explanation is usually the best. And maybe back in the 1300s when Occam was alive, that was true. Sometimes, it can be, even today. But it's not always the best explanation. Sometimes, you can't prove something. But that doesn't mean you can't figure . . .
Very few people have a truly open mind, I've found. They're programmed by rigid beliefs based on schooling, religion or something else. They have a hard time with the question, "what if?" They look for "proof," for statistics way early on. They judge and ridicule beliefs that do not meet their . . .
Nothing is ever simple, and that's also true of the strange relationship our country has with cannabis. It shocks me how some ignorant people demonize cannabis with no knowledge of its long history of medicinal use. Or without knowing that our own bodies produce cannibinoids and have networks of . . .
Just because you can, should you? It's such a good question, especially today. I was thinking of a few times that question could have been asked. Or maybe SHOULD have been asked: Text marketing Unless I've signed up for it, I find texts that market to me intrusive. Sure, I can delete them. And . . .
If you've got any boundaries at all, you've had experiences you'd define as intrusive. People having loud cellphone conversations in public and especially in closed places where it's difficult to escape. Like on the train. What IS that? Do they not get that we are hearing the entire conversation? . . .