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Posts Tagged ‘Commentary

Celebrating 100 Facebook Friends

January 9, 2011

At once, we can share highly personal information with strangers on different continents while at the same time become increasingly alienated from those who live on the very same street.


Infamy and Irony

December 7, 2010

I frequently remind the teachers I supervise of my plight as a teen. Sure I had more than my share of issues that got in my way; nevertheless, I was permitted to fall through the cracks without a second thought. It is my belief that if all of my teachers had invested five minutes per week in me, I would have graduated from high school.

The Great Obituary Hoax

December 6, 2010

Being a journalism major, I was pleased with my newswriting course because it was the only class I had up to that point that had anything to do with journalism. Like most college students, I had been forced to muddle through years of general ed courses before being afforded the privilege of studying what it […]

Three Years Later: Too Old, Too Fat and Too Full of Shit

October 23, 2010

The long-awaited 50th post 10/10/10: I woke up this morning feeling too old, too fat and too full of shit (as the result of poor eating) to participate in the small-scale, 4-mile run at my daughter’s school. I took a pass, electing instead to spend the bulk of the day in front of the tube watching […]

In Search of a New Hat

October 5, 2010

Hats are fashionable; hats are fun! Hats convey style, individuality and a sense of humor. We should all wear more hats!

If I Were an Internet Predator . . .

September 10, 2010

I gave her a hug and told her I loved her. I tried to communicate the unrelenting sense of devastation that parents of missing children endure. How could we even think of going about our lives without her?

I Was a Facebook Spy

September 5, 2010

I recalled attending a seminar for new high school parents where the speaker warned us about the potential pitfalls related to technology facing the youth of today. She told how some parents had created bogus social networking profiles and befriended their children, thereby monitoring their online activities. So I went to work creating a fake fb identity.

How I Met My Muse, Part IX: Denouement?

August 11, 2010

December 1979 It was the last day before Christmas break, and I was looking forward to having a few weeks off school despite the inevitable weirdness that would ensue over the holidays. My parents were no longer living under the same roof, and I would have to celebrate Christmas with each of them separately, just like […]

How I Met My Muse, Part VIII: Bemused

August 9, 2010

In all honesty, Stargirl was right. For many years, music had been a driving force in my life. It was my strongest ambition at one time and a seemingly inseparable part of my identity. But now it had been about 12 years since I had been in a band, and I had all but quit playing. I had four guitars rotting away in closets.

Playing in the Garden of the Gods

July 30, 2010

The views were breathtaking! At one time I stood atop a modest wall to see Pike’s Peak towering to west, the park’s largest red granite fixtures to the east and other spectacular, geological wonders at multiple elevations in between. A tour guide could be heard shattering the silence from a ridge about a half mile away describing the anthropomorphic features of one of the rocks that lie between us.