American English is a strange concoction. Words that sound the same mean different things; others are spelled alike, but are pronounced differently. Then there are expressions we use which are either oxymorons, or look and sound absolutely stupid.Read More CXXI – English is Weird
The United States has the highest per-capita incarceration rate of the entire industrialized world.
Many people complain about prison overcrowding. But what can be done about that? That’s what I write about for this week’s post.
To keep the mood light, and to turn attention away from the constant barrage of political posts, I present a list of some of my “this or that” preferences.Read More CXIX – This or That?
My bedroom is the place where I do my writing and my sleeping. I describe a little what my room looks likeRead More CXVIII – Sent to My Room
Shocking events happen in everyone’s life, which leave a permanent impression and memory. This week, I go into some events of my life that were shocking, and that I won’t forgetRead More CXVII – Where Were You When…?
Pedestrians are everywhere, but why are they so highly treasured? Why must they always be safe and bubble-wrapped?Read More CXVI – Why Did The Person Cross The Road?
Can someone please tell me why it is that as we get older, aches and pains seem to become the norm? Is it really true, or is it just me? I would hope that it is not just me, since many people older than myself seem to have a hard time with simple things. I […]Read More CXV – Good For What Ails You?
Smartphones pack a lot, but what are they still lacking?Read More CXIV – Coming to Your Phone?
Here’s where I stand on some social issuesRead More CXIII – From Where I Stand
The late comedian George Carlin was known for his profanity, but also for his rather insightful thoughts on society, politics and religion. He had a straightforward way of getting his point across. Some of his thoughts were spot-on; other things he said were for entertainment. In one of his HBO shows, he cited, within his […]Read More CXII – Abolish Them!