Wikipedia says zeitgeist is “ the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambiance, morals, sociocultural direction, and mood associated with the current era.” That’s a lot of words, but they make sense. Zeitgeist is a term that comes directly from the German […]
I put a high premium on reading. If a child gets nothing more out of first grade than the ability and desire to read it has been a successful year. I’m awed by young families that come into the coffee shop, take their places around a table, the parent takes out the newspaper and the […]
WELL, HERE IT IS, POSTING NUMBER 1,000. Remember that if you comment on this posting, your name will be put into a hat and one name will be selected to win a Starbucks gift card!
______________________________________________________________________ Clearing the Air In reading over the past 999 posts it occurs to me that I have skirted the issue on some posts, trying not to upset people I know would disagree with me. It’s been convenient to use euphemisms from time to time to avoid outright disagreement with people. Reading over […]
In October, 2009, I posted my first ever blog posting along with a promise that it would be the first posted every day. Except for a couple of days when I was in the hospital and one when my technology failed, I’ve kept that promise and TOMORROW, AUGUST 29, 20112, WILL BE MY 1,000th POSTING […]
Yes, those are carrots in the photo to the right. They are white carrots, which, I discovered, is the original color of carrots. The article I read about them indicated that the Dutch wanted to create a vegetable that carried the color orange found in their flag, so they played with the genes of the […]
A recent newspaper article described a person’s simian-like gesture. Not to be left totally in the dark, I began my research and discovered that simian is a term which means “monkey or ape-like.” I’m not sure now whether the author of the article was being complimentary or not, and I can’t exactly remember where I […]