As of January 1 there is a law in New York saying you have to pay for your plastic grocery bags or bring your own. I have a 56 year habit of going to the grocery and finding that the grocery bags are free, and, accordingly, have not yet been able to eat that 56 … Continue reading Monkey On My Back
Why do we watch some movies over and over again and never get tired of them? I’ve wondered about this for years. I haven’t consulted other studies but I have arrived at some conclusions. Here are some things I have identified for myself: When the antagonist gets what's coming to him or her When there … Continue reading What Makes You Want to Watch a Movie Over and Over?
My love affair with the song "Peace," which was co-written by Beth Nielsen Chapman and Michael McDonald (of Doobie Brothers fame), began with a trip to Chattanooga, TN. I was in the process of writing a play for Christmas at my church. The play centered around an atheist who had suffered significant loss in his … Continue reading Peace
When Day Is Done Edgar Guest When day is done and the night slips down, And I've turned my back on the busy town, And come once more to the welcome gate Where the roses nod and the children wait, I tell myself as I see them smile That life is good and its tasks … Continue reading I Love This Poem
10 Habits of Successful Introverts.
With the exception of his periods being outside of his quotation marks (See the Chicago Manual of Style, section 6.7), I love this article and Metaxas's humor (End of the World Arives: NYER Says "Hone In". [sic])! Come on, everybody! Be purists! Make the commitment to "hone" your skills, and "home in" on everything else! … Continue reading Eric Metaxas » Archive » END OF THE WORLD ARRIVES: NYER Says “Hone In”.
An incident happened on Southwest Airlines Flight 479 from Chicago to New York’s LaGuardia Airport last night. I was on that flight. A man came very close to being placed on a different flight because of an argument with a couple he claimed refused to allow him sit down next to them because he was … Continue reading The Incident on Southwest Airlines Flight 479