The following is an excerpt from the January edition of my newsletter Balancing Act®. I watched people of all persuasions and positions come together to pay respects to George H.W. Bush. I heard wonderful words, funny stories, and poignant remembrances. These often came from
Let's get this straight: The correct grammar is "should have run," not the idiotic, "should have ran." Sportscasters constantly use the latter including Troy Aikman a few days go. The correct grammar is "should have gone," not the execrable, "should have went."
Linkedin had a posting about a "transhumanism" conference in Australia. I had to look up the term: "the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and
An idiotic guy sends me a profanity-laced email telling me to remove him from a newsletter, it's his fourth request. I can't find his email anywhere on my lists, so I tell him that if he has another email I'll
When you believe—much less write about—a fair election that your candidate loses as the result of "stupid voters," you have a larger mental problem than you can ever suspect. When people who honestly disagree with you, no matter on which
There are increasing articles (viz.: today's Wall Street Journal) about how to retire in your 40s! Then there are the people who proudly proclaim, "I retired from teaching 25 years ago, at age 52!" I give you Kant's categorical imperative: What if
A woman with an "emotional support squirrel" was asked to leave an airplane, and now is threatening to sue and "own the airline" according to this morning's news. She gave the finger to everyone as she was wheeled away. Excess permissiveness almost