The Vesuvius Syndrome

To say someone has a temper to rival a volcanic eruption should give people pause. History buffs know when Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79 it destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It is considered the world’s most dangerous volcano because beneath Vesuvius is...

The Downside of Haste

The populace today is  “The Hurry Up Society.” They are all about doing everything fast, from driving to speed dating to quick hookups. Folks seem to abhor the concept of going slow. However, there is a downside to being in a perpetual state of acceleration. Has speed...

Get It Done

What if you do not feel like doing something, but it must get done? Some people prefer to tackle tasks and finish them in a timely fashion. Others take their time and embark on a side trip of procrastination. Organized people follow the compulsion to prioritize...

Organizing Clutter

Every once in a while the urge to straighten, organized and declutter bites this writer in the posterior. In most cases, the action is necessary. For example, when you move from one home to another, you become an archeologist of sorts and unearth a past tucked away in...

Unexpected Consequences

Life is about learning from our and other people’s mistakes. We form our view of likes and dislikes at an early age observing our parents. If we approved of their example, we might follow in their footsteps. Some kids are contrary and will choose the opposite path no...

The Busybody

Busybodies come in all ages and both genders. If you watch a group of children playing, you will soon spot the miniature busybody in the group. Children are simple creatures, but they do have a strong sense of self. If a child believes they are treated unfairly by...