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Never Say Always

Twice in my life I have stood in front of family and friends and made very public promises that I would love and cherish another person for the rest of my life. Twice in my life I have had another person stand in front of their family and friends and promise to be there with … Continue reading

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A&E, Phil Robertson, and Unpopular Opinions

Duck Dynasty. We’ve all heard of it. Sadly. It is A&E’s popular show about a wealthy family who owns a company called Duck Commander, which is famous for its duck calls. I have seen only a few minutes of the show when I was forced by my boss to watch it as he laughed about something … Continue reading

Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged

Judgement is a natural reaction to discovering almost any piece of information. We all judge. We don’t do it consciously, though. It’s innate. It’s human nature. Most of us know it’s wrong, yet we can’t stop ourselves from doing it. Not long ago I learned just how judgemental I was. During a pivotal moment in … Continue reading

The Knock Out Game?

I don’t often watch the news. Every time I do a story will inevitably run which further drains my hope in humanity. I have no tolerance for the political shitstorm in which this country is currently embroiled; it’s all posturing by politicians pandering to their respective extremist parties. Even worse than the political bullshit is … Continue reading

You Must Be 21 to Smoke

New York City made news last year when it banned the sale of sugary drinks (soda, pop, Coke, whatever they call it in your part of the country) in containers larger than 16 ounces in restaurants (and other establishments) with ultimate goal of healthier New York City residents. The bill was quarterbacked (sorry, it’s football season) … Continue reading

Twindaddy: Pottymouth

Last week I read an extremely provocative piece on the Daily Post regarding swearing, or not, on your blog. I know swearing is something that many people feel very passionately about. Some people can’t abide swearing. They feel it’s disrespectful and gauche. Others swear as a way to combat censorship. Swear words, to them, are just … Continue reading

Rant: Littering

During my commute to work this morning, I passed through a mowing zone. Workers were out and about this crisp autumn morn, bundled up in warm apparel and wearing their mandatory blaze-orange vests so they wouldn’t be hit by some unsuspecting motorist. The scene I passed through befuddled me. We had our first frost last … Continue reading

The correct response is, “You’re welcome…”

[Editor’s Note: It’s Friday, Maphia! I’d like to celebrate that fact by having a new guest grace this here weblog with her prose. Please welcome Sofia Leo, who has an opinion and isn’t afraid to share it. After you’ve learned from Sofia’s wise words, please head on over to her blog, where she is blogging … Continue reading

When Can a Kid be a Kid?

When I was a wee lad, I hated homework. When I got home from a long day at school (hey, it seemed long to me) I wanted nothing to do with more school work. I wanted to go outside and play a gritty game of football. I wanted to flip on the Nintendo and stomp … Continue reading

Rant: Passive Aggression

passive-aggressive adjective denoting or pertaining to a personality type or behavior marked by the expression of negative emotions in passive, indirect ways, as through manipulation or noncooperation (courtesy of dictionary.com) The internet has given a voice to millions of people. People who avoid confrontation,  yet still like to rebel. People who are pissed off for some reason or another, yet can’t bring themselves to say anything to the people responsible for their anger. So they express their … Continue reading

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