MEME [meem]: an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.


I have tried two or three times to characterize the word meme without success.  It’s a word that is employed frequently in the media.   Finally, I went to the source of the word, author/scientist/speaker Richard Dawkins.  He is credited with coining the term, a reduction of a Greek word for “mimic” combined with the word […]

FLATED: The state of an object either before being deflated or after being inflated.


Okay, so the past week or so has been dominated by stories about the alleged football deflation by the Patriots.  Every day the story gets more and more complicated and less and less interesting.   With the Super Bowl just days away, it seems stupid to be wasting a lot of time on something that may […]

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: one who “coaches” a completed experience when it is safe… after it’s over

It’s always easier to prognosticate and speculate when you have the facts.  That’s true particularly when the event under scrutiny has already taken place. A Monday morning quarterback is one who tries to sound profound, but only comments after the event is over and the results are known.   It’s easy to say, “I think New […]