Monday, Sep 22, 2014

Columns

Why some choose terrorism

It’s not difficult to understand why young men in developing countries are easily recruited by terror groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda. They offer them a way to escape the poverty and hopelessness rife in the Middle East and Northern Africa.
Published: 09/21/14

‘El Huevo’ strikes again

Last week my wife wrote about our son’s ongoing cooking education.
Published: 09/20/14

Let them eat manna

“Let them eat cake” calls attention to the callousness of the “haves” toward the “have-nots.” The phrase, misattributed to the French Queen Marie Antoinette, was uttered earlier by a great princess upon learn...
Published: 09/19/14

I don’t care to watch TV

I’m sorry but I don’t want to watch television. Nor do I want to listen to the music blasting above the endless racket of U.S. 27. I also don’t want to enter my Kmart card, my Perks card or my favorite color. For goodness sakes, ...
Published: 09/18/14

Not a night owl

Most high school students have gained the skill of being night owls. From football games that go late into the night due to rain delays to all-night exam study sessions, it is pretty much a part of our everyday lives. Unfortunately for me, however, I...
Published: 09/17/14

Life is a real pain

Sometimes life is absolutely redundant.
Published: 09/14/14

Guess who’s in the kitchen

My moms (mom and stepmom) were both excellent cooks. They could take a recipe and whip it into pure mouth-watering gold. Heck, neither one really needs a recipe to make a delicious dinner; it seems like magic flows from their fingers onto the stoveto...
Published: 09/13/14

Forewarning offers no guarantees

We think that if we know something in advance, we might prevent, change, or direct its outcome. That will only be true if we act on our knowledge.
Published: 09/12/14

The first of many lasts

While it had briefly occurred to me, I hadn’t really processed the thought until I read the posting before me. My darling child’s photo was tagged “the first meet of my last season of high school cross country.” ...
Published: 09/11/14

Stuck in the school cafeteria cramps your style

I can honestly say, when I am in school, I usually look forward to one thing every day – lunch. I eagerly anticipate catching up with my friends on the day’s events and getting some energy before the rest of my classes. However, this ye...
Published: 09/10/14

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