Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hanging On By Our Fingernails…

November 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Absurdity, Life, News, Politics

We have once again seen clearly that terrorism can reach us even on a fall Friday evening in the most beautiful city in the world. These acts of barbarism have changed us, but they have not killed the hope that ultimately good will prevail over evil.

Conspicuous Consumption…

July 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Absurdity, Life

The smallest moments can sometime have the largest impact on the way we see life and ourselves. One of those moments happened recently for me when our community held a free electronics recycling day. The entire back compartment of our SUV was filled to the roof with extinct dinosaurs, victims of technology’s evolution. Wouldn’t I like to have those six plus thousand dollars, now. Every experience in life is a lesson. Do I really always need the latest and greatest or would I prefer to cruise to Mykonos. Bon Voyage, my friends.

Children Are Starving in China…

August 1, 2013 by  
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The recent multimillion dollar wedding of Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas proved that money truly can buy you anything including a fairytale wedding in the forest that Snow White would envy. For all its beauty and creativity I couldn’t help but hear my mother’s voice in my head saying, “But children are starving in China”. Is such excess ever justified when there is so much suffering in the world.

Press 1 for a Nervous Breakdown…

December 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Absurdity, Life, Uncategorized

Technology is wonderful except when it isn’t. One of the times it isn’t is when you need information or customer service and you find yourself hopelessly tangled in a maze of “Push 1 if your problem is X” options or even worse, you hear the dreaded “Welcome to the automated attendant service where we have […]

Cosmo or Coma: al Qaeda Offers Women Both

March 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Absurdity, News, Politics, Women

Literature is rife with stories of people who made deals with the devil for youth, beauty, riches, or success in exchange for their soul. Usually the devil seeks them out in a moment of weakness, like he did Faust or Joe Boyd in the Broadway hit, “Damn Yankees”. Today, the always adaptable Lucifer entered the […]

Upon Reflection…Pretending to shoot the President is not a game

August 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Absurdity, News, Politics

I’ve spent the past couple of days thinking about the incident in Roseto where the local church carnival made the national news for a game where people shot foam darts at a likeness of President Obama holding a “healthcare bill”. It’s important in these times of real problems and real dangers to not overreact to […]

A Quick Observation From The Peanut Gallery

April 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Absurdity, News, Politics

Honoring one’s social obligations is not always convenient but as my mother used to say, “Good manners is what separates us from lesser creatures”.  (My mother was one-of-a-kind) Tonight, despite lots of work and a pressing deadline, such an obligation required my attendance, so I washed off the writer’s grime of the past few days, […]

Worse Case Scenario

April 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Absurdity, Life, News

Technology is not my thing; I’m fairly adept at operating my computer and my smartphone…as long as they work the way they’re supposed to. But the minute there’s a problem, I need to call in the experts. As the regular readers of this blog know, I just recently rejoined the blogosphere. Happy to be back […]

Technical Difficulties….

April 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Absurdity, Life

Having some serious technical issues with the blog. Thought at first that it had been hacked , which may still be the case. There also seems to be technical issues with platform; not sure if the two things are related. The “Blog Guru”, that’s not me, it’s a real blog guru who does this for […]

Buy Buy American Pie by Capitol Steps

March 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Absurdity, Life, Politics

A somewhat amusing but hauntingly true depiction of The United States’ dependency on China from the entertainment group “Capitol Steps”.

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