March 29, 2011

To Beat or Not To Beat!

"Spare the rod and spoil the child", the notion that children will only flourish if chastised, physically or otherwise, for any wrongdoing. However, it's also been said: "If we are ever to turn toward a kindlier society and a safer world, a revulsion against the physical punishment of children would be a good place to start."

What is your take on this…how were you disciplined…how do you discipline?

March 22, 2011

"Limited Resources but Unlimited Resourcefulness..."

The financial crisis from 2007 to the present is considered by many economists to be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.  So, during this current economic downturn, what are you doing, what have you done or what have you seen others do to save money, to get over or to just get by?

March 19, 2011

Taboo or Not Taboo...

What is Taboo now? Back in the day, one was told not to discuss religion or politics at work, one never asked a woman's age or inquire about salaries. Now in 2011,

what no longer is taboo and what should be taboo?

March 12, 2011

Home is...

James Baldwin said, "Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition."  Dorothy exclaimed, "There's no place like home!" According to a Chinese proverb, "Over no home can the sign be hung: There is no trouble here."  So, I pose this question:

When you think of home, you think of _______?

March 05, 2011

Homemade Remedies

When a co-worker was stung by a bee, the very first thing I told him was, “oh, just put some tobacco juice on it!...That’s what grandma did." That got me thinking about what other forms of folk medicine are out there.  So, ranging from swallowing Vick's vapor rub for colds or putting keys on your back for nose bleeds, what are some other homemade remedies you've heard of or tried?