SCLEROTIC [skli-ROT-ik]: hardened, blocking


Most of us are familiar with the term sclerosis as it is used in the medical sense.  It refers to organs which harden and become less effective or even ineffective.  There are various causes for such conditions, and most of the results are damaging and of a serious nature. Sclerosis is a word which comes […]

THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU): a difficult confederation of individuals

The struggle to create an economic union among European Nations has seen its ups and downs over the past decade or more.   None rates as serious, though, as the struggle to stay solvent following the failure of the economy of Greece in recent weeks.  The race to shore up Greece’s finances has caused the leadership […]