An Ode to 2023

’Twas the week before Christmas in two-o-two-three, And oh, what a year that it’s turned out to be. As stockings are hung by the chimney with care, The price of the contents is making us swear. Inflation, we’re told, is well under control, But that doesn’t square with a shrinking bankroll. Very few products cost [...]

By |2023-12-22T03:52:04+00:00December 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Household Names

As Christians around the world are already celebrating the birth of Jesus even before Christmas, it’s interesting to me that seldom, in America at least, do you ever hear of a newborn baby being called by that name. It makes sense, I guess, since if you do believe that the child born in Bethlehem twenty [...]

By |2023-12-15T20:07:22+00:00December 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do You Have Authentic Rizz?

This may be redundant news for many, but Merriam-Webster has announced its Word of the Year for 2023. No doubt there were “word” parties held in anticipation of just what term would win the coveted prize. I envision many logophiles anticipating the climactic moment much as football fans sit on the edge of their seats [...]

By |2023-12-08T19:58:49+00:00December 8th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Life Well-Lived

I hope you’ll indulge me in a little personal column this week. It’s all about my mom, who ended her 95-year residency on planet Earth by joining the heavenly chorus last Saturday. Even though my dad was the natural-born performer between the two, Mom not only played the piano well but also had a great [...]

By |2023-12-01T20:30:06+00:00December 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Taking Stock of Thankful Things

The song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” I think the majority of that lyric refers to the festivities that take place in December. It’s tough to beat presents under the tree and “much mistle-toeing.” But before all that fun and frolic commences, we all get the chance to take at least [...]

By |2023-11-22T22:34:33+00:00November 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Planning Ahead?

In just under a year, America will once again head to the polls to vote for a president. Which means it’s time to buckle up and prepare for the barrage of advertising that’s sure to hit the airwaves, social media, and our mailboxes. As of right now, the two main nominees for the White House [...]

By |2023-11-17T21:50:50+00:00November 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Money’s Just Sitting There

Perhaps you’ve noticed several economic issues in the news of late: autoworker contracts, no raise in the interest rate, a conviction for cryptocurrency fraud, and congressional squabbles over funding for at least two wars. Another matter that could impact many recent graduates of institutions of higher learning is a repeated attempt by the Biden administration [...]

By |2023-11-09T19:27:56+00:00November 9th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thar She Blows?

To say the least, there’s a bit of unrest going on in the world at the moment. The biggest powder keg, no doubt, is currently confined to a few square miles in Gaza. People should be out enjoying the beauty of the adjoining Mediterranean Sea. They’re not. Hamas’ attacks prompted Israel to strike back mightily, [...]

By |2023-11-02T23:32:13+00:00November 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

And just forget about the SAT

Back in the good old days of the pandemic, school systems across the country had to find inventive ways to make sure they kept their high school graduation numbers up while ensuring that those graduates maintained at least a modicum of proficiency in life skills basics. You know – reading, writing, ’rithmetic. Some districts waived [...]

By |2023-10-27T03:10:10+00:00October 27th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Speaker Seekers

Let’s see. Headlines of the day. Well, there’s the new mess in the Middle East. There’s the old mess in Ukraine. The United Auto Workers are setting up more picket lines. The moon blocked out the sun for a minute or two. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez has some splainin’ to do about gold bars [...]

By |2023-10-20T00:56:24+00:00October 20th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments