It's ten minutes before midnight, and I want to post something today, but I couldn't think of anything at the last minute. So I went back to my first September 15 post, back in 2015. It's a sad story: Thomas Cottingham, 27, of Wilmington, Delaware died Monday night while protecting a woman and her baby … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Not All Heroes Live to Tell About It
There's a chance you may have felt that there was something missing in your life. Well, I think I know what it is. It's been a while since I've shared a post from Dan Ariely's mailbag. So let me remedy that by sharing this email Dan received, with an answer that hits way too close … Continue reading The Problem With Being Vegan
I'm always grateful when a fellow blogger suggests a possible topic for one of my posts, since many days I have trouble coming up with an idea. So a big thank you to Jeff Cann at the wonderfully eclectic blog, The Other Stuff, for the inspiration for this week's Music Monday. My guess is that … Continue reading Music Monday: Heavy Metal and Hijabs
The headline above was a recent essay prompt as part of the college admissions process for the University of Chicago. It seems like it would be a fun essay to work on, but to me, it seems crazy that perhaps such a question could carry more weight than the results of standardized math and verbal … Continue reading So Where Is Waldo, Really?
Here is a copy of my third post from January 3, 2015, followed by a brief update: I’ve enjoyed the 31 day Write and Run Challenge so far, particularly the writing aspect (although it’s only day 3!). I’ve often thought about starting a daily blog. I’ve always enjoyed reading Seth Godin’s blog, impressed with the … Continue reading So Much for Sticking to My Goals
My wife let me know about this outrageous behavior. A preschool teacher in Norco, California was caught on film leading a political chant in which the 4 and 5-year-old students were calling for President Joe Biden to leave office. The video lasts only about eight seconds. You can hear a teacher asking the students, "Who's … Continue reading Seriously? You’ve Got Nothing Better to Teach Your Students?!
As someone who is moved to tears rather easily, I was surprised to realize that it's been over five years since I last wrote about a movie that really had me crying. That movie was A Man Called Ove and here's part of what I wrote about that movie: It’s not that the movie is … Continue reading I Haven’t Cried That Much During a Movie in a While
I found this response from Dan Ariely to a question he received from a reader quite interesting. Here was that question: Dear Dan, I’m a journalist at a small newspaper serving a community that is largely non-white and low income. I proposed doing a story about the environment, but the editorial board is concerned that … Continue reading Who Cares Most About Environmental Issues? The Answer May Surprise You.
I was scrolling through the TV channels last night and I saw there was a show on PBS (our Public Broadcasting System channel that relies entirely on donations to operate) titled John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind. John Sebastian is the guy behind the theme song for the TV show, Welcome Back, Kotter. I figured I … Continue reading Music Monday: Folk Rewind with Harry Belafonte
In yesterday's post, I detailed the wonderful weekend my wife and I had in Philadelphia, celebrating our 40th anniversary. So I thought I'd bring some closure to it by sharing a song that features Philadelphia in its lyrics. There were lots of great choices: Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John … Continue reading Music Monday: One More Shout Out to Philly