Television Commercials: a Reflection on Society

Television Commercials: a Reflection on Society

Do you have a love-hate relationship with television commercials? Many people, including this writer, abhor commercials. Why do you think someone invented commercial skipping gadgets? Commercials shout their message at the viewer. They are louder than the program we...
Revenge

Revenge

Let’s be frank. Human beings are a vengeful lot. They are emotional and strike back in the heat of the moment. Few have learned that “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” Whether we admit it or not, each of us possesses both a light and dark side. But in most cases,...
Flower or Weed?

Flower or Weed?

Although it is only the beginning of May, the rising temperatures are a portent of changes to come. Before long, spring will be unceremoniously ushered out the door to make room for summer and its hellish heat. To Ralph Waldo Emerson a weed was “A plant whose...
The Silly Side of Politics and Political Parties

The Silly Side of Politics and Political Parties

The presidential election cycle is many things, but it is unavoidable. What’s more, the entire process is annoying and lasts too long. Think of all the trees that give their lives in the service of the dudes or dudettes yearning to wield their power over the...
Futile Determination

Futile Determination

Are you ambitious? Do you have a specific objective you want to reach by a certain age? In a world populated by the avaricious and the aimless — sitting on their butts, waiting for good things to happen — goals seem to be passé. Nevertheless, it is admirable to set...