It’s Time to Stop Being Afraid!
November 25, 2014
Fear lies at the base of all misused emotion. I don’t mean visceral fear. We’re
probably “hard-wired” for that and other base emotions. Emotions that rise from
deep in our physical being are neither good nor bad. They just are. If you surprise a baby, the child If you experiences a visceral fear reaction. Visceral fear helped us… Continue reading or… Return to Table of Contents.
Shaggy Dog Stories
November 24, 2014
What is a Shaggy Dog Story? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, we learn: In
its original sense, a shaggy dog story is an extremely long-winded anecdote characterized by extensive narration of typically irrelevant incidents and terminated by an anticlimax or a pointless punch line. Ted Cohen gives the following example of this story: A boy… Continue reading or… Return to Table of Contents.
November 17 2014
The obvious question when someone says, “Be yourself” is “Who else could I
be?” … yet, we seldom ask that question. Why not? “Be yourself” is usually the
answer to a question like: How can I Impress her/him? What can I do that will
help me gain a job/promotion? How should I behave in this or that situation?
“Be… Continue reading or… Return to Table of Contents.
What Idiot put THIS here?
November 16, 2014
Don’t expect any of my posts to remain static. Because my opinions change over time, my posts over will too. Because I’ll never be completely satisfied with my writing, I’ll tweak the language now and then. Life is change. I know that’s a cliché, but I believe it’s true. Anyone whose opinions never change is dead… Continue reading or… Return to Table of Contents.
What are you trying to say?
November 12, 2014
About the site title … How often have you heard someone say, “In my humble
opinion” followed by a statement (or discourse) that’s anything but humble?
Don’t expect humility here. Don’t expect arrogance either. My thoughts and
opinions are simply that … my thoughts and opinions. You’re free to decide
whether or not you agree… Continue reading or… Return to Table of Contents.