I asked my kids what they thought the most important American Value was, trying to get a feel for what kids thought about these sort of things, and they both gave me the same answer: Good Works, BUT… They both meant something different by it. So I will address both in this post: When my […]Read More American Values — Good Works (viendo el bien que ustedes hacen)
Why does a hero need a sidekick? I think we can sum this up PERFECTLY by going to the first story to introduce a sidekick: The Creation Genesis Chapter 2 20 …. but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon […]Read More Evolution of a Sidekick – Why Does A Hero Need One?
I have this totally awesome dictionary of slang that my husband gave me for Christmas: It is 1400 pages of bad grammar and taboo words from throughout the ages with an etymology and everything (when applicable). In this book under sidekick it reads: side-kick. A close companion; a mate, occ. an assistant, on the job; Can. […]Read More Evolution of a sidekick – What IS a sidekick?
This was the question posed by an opinion piece in the New York Times on Sunday April 22. I ran across it thanks to a ‘freshly pressed’ blog here on WordPress. Read that article, then read the comments below, and you’ll wonder what sort of hell we have stepped into. But I have to tell […]Read More Have We Lost The Art of Conversation?
I am the sort of person where if I get a bunch of return address labels from a charity and I don’t just throw it away, if I actually use them, I feel obligated to give a donation. I know from ordering these sorts of things professionally online, that they do not cost 10 dollars […]Read More Are Charities Taking Advantage of Me?
When the Washington elitists discover that the Google crowd is backed by millions of angry voters, not just Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, they decide that votes are more important than money. So Hollywood cries and SOPA dies… For now. Cry me a river: Alarmed by the mogul boycott, Sarandos sent a personal plea to the […]Read More SOPA
After my long, tongue-in-cheek post on the Commandments of Writing, an event comes along that perfectly illustrates the importance of correctly using punctuation, or at the very least, using correct quotes (in context). The case in point was the monument to Martin Luther King Jr. at the National Mall. The plans had a quote from […]Read More Why Sculptors are not Writers