Recently, Jennie and I have been exchanging comments about speaking about current events, school policy, town political decisions and the like. I mentioned that I have some experience speaking at meetings, and that it wasn’t always good. I touched on this subject once, a long time ago, but I don’t think I spoke to it... Continue Reading →
For more than several years, I’ve been saddened and frustrated by the trend of replacing journalists and trained/educated specialists with analysts and actors on all things news, sports and weather. I don’t watch much “network” news and I watch even less “cable channel” news, but I still see enough to make my skin crawl, my... Continue Reading →
Back in October, when I was writing an SoCS post, I made a minor edit. Not the kind Linda would have chastised me for, just one of those, “oops, shouldn’t say that” moments. I was going to refer to a bowl of empty mussel shells as “dead soldiers.” According to one source – no not... Continue Reading →
I had so much fun hosting #SoCS yesterday. If I hadn’t had my post written by the end of the day on Friday. I would have gone with the caption in that photo. But, my real reason for today's, rare (and I promise to keep them very rare) Sunday post, is to show you, as... Continue Reading →
“You make a good point.” Heard several times earlier this week during discussions with two different groups of people. Hearing that, from people on all sides of an issue, is a sign of a healthy debate. Part of One-Liner Wednesday, an interesting series by Linda G. Hill.
When I was growing up, my father was pretty clear when explaining what you should and shouldn’t say about yourself. For instance, you didn’t say you were a hard worker, you worked hard. You didn’t say you were honest, you were honest and you didn’t say you were a good friend; you just tried to... Continue Reading →