REFUGEE or IMMIGRANT? what’s the difference?

refugee

This is not a new question.  It has been tossed around for the past several months, as hundreds of thousands of people from Syria and Afghanistan attempt to relocate to European countries.    It is a dramatic situation, with elderly people, people with disabilities, and little children being carried by parents and friends to places where […]

CERTAINTY: without a doubt

certainty

There is little in life about which one can be absolutely certain.  Except, maybe, that one day each of us will die.   In spite of cryogenics (the freezing of the body in expectation that it will be restored to life) I don’t know of any sane person who believes that (she) will avoid death. But […]

DIGITAL CORRECTNESS: decision to print or read digital news as opposed to print news

digital correctness

 The term “Political Correctness” has been around for a long time.  We know that it means that a person has chosen to employ language which is sensitive to current trends in social consciousness.  For instance, one does not use racial slurs or insensitive language about women.    Gender references should always reflect both genders, such as […]

CHICK FLICK: a movie intended for women and female interests

The definition of chick flick is meant to be derogatory.  It was probably created by a man.  It denotes a film that appeals primarily to women. Over the years the term has become somewhat less negative, having attained the status of genre, a category of film.  Like any other categorization, it may be helpful, but […]