December 29, 2012

Take It or Leave It

What will you gladly take to 2013 and what will you eagerly leave in 2012?

December 22, 2012

Guilty Pleasures

What are some of those things that you enjoy way too much to ever give up?






December 16, 2012

Do We Dewey?

With the widespread usage of the internet, millions of books accessible on handheld devices and everything under the sun in “the Cloud”, what is the new role of public libraries...are they still relevant? Do you have a library card and when was the last time you stepped into Dewey’s domain?



December 09, 2012

December 02, 2012

Do Play That Song Again...

What are some songs which may or may not have been great the first time around but got even better when someone new made them their own? Thus, what are some better made remakes?
 


November 25, 2012

What’s News...What’s Not?


Where do you get your news? With 24/7 reporting, what’s newsworthy, what’s worth noting and what is just worthless?

November 03, 2012

Everybody Wants to Rule the World!

Which Elected Leaders "get it"...which do not?  Who are successfully advancing their cities, states, countries...who are taking them backwards?  Who are ruling well and who are, well,  not ruling at all?

October 27, 2012

007 at 50

From the gorgeous women or the vicious villains to the ingenious gadgets or the iconic songs, what are your favorite Bond, James Bond memories?

October 20, 2012

Hip Hip Hero!

From that old-school school teacher who keeps her students in line to that restaurant owner who gives free food to the homeless, who are some of your local "Everyday Superheroes"?



October 13, 2012

Happy B-day!

What was your best birthday celebration, your most bizarre and your next big one?

October 06, 2012

Words to Love & Loathe

What are some of those words you love to hear or use and those which simply just grate on your ears?

September 29, 2012

Oh C'mon, Really?

What are some of the most boneheaded decisions, plays, calls and behavior ever from the world of sports?
 

September 22, 2012

Back To School Time!

President Lincoln said, “I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down". So, who was that teacher or coach who had the biggest impact on you...simply believed in you?
 

September 15, 2012

Silver Screen Cuisine

What are some of greatest "food movies" ever? Films where food and cooking are part of the plot, depicting the passion for cuisine, erotic scenes or ridiculous uses.  What are the most “delicious” films featuring food?

September 08, 2012

To Do or Not To Do...

What would you rather pay to have done than do yourself and what would you rather do yourself than pay to have done?

September 01, 2012

Espresso Yourself

How do you have your coffee...how does your coffee have you?  Is it a necessity, a luxury, something to chat over or simply not your cup of tea?

August 25, 2012

Are We Grown Yet?

What do you want to do, want to see, simply want to be when you "grow up"? What is that ideal job or gig or existence that you just dream about? 


August 18, 2012

"I'll Buy That..."

What are some of the most memorable TV commercials of all times?

August 11, 2012

Let No Homosapien Put Asunder

Some say that same-sex unions will destroy the sanctity of marriage—others have quipped that men & women haven’t done a stellar job with it all.  So, at the end of the day, what will actually threaten or strengthen or otherwise alter marriage?

August 04, 2012

Favorite Olympic Moments

What are some of the most memorable highlights from past and present Olympic Games? Who embodied the Games' motto of "Faster, Higher, Stronger"? What made you simply go wow!?



July 28, 2012

There Goes The Neighborhood

What makes a good neighbor...or not?  Are you a good one...or not?

July 21, 2012

Last Picture Show

In the 60s, there were over 4000 drive-in movie theaters in the US; now there are less than 395. What was the first and the last drive-in movie you saw? And, what interesting thing happened or not?

July 14, 2012

Hair Ye, Hair Ye!

We all have choices and think we know what we want…our hair is no exception.  So, what special instructions do you give your barber, hairdresser or stylist once you sit down in that chair? How do you have it your way?

July 07, 2012

You're Welcome!

Have manners and social graces all but disappeared: like saying "please" and "thank you", or not spitting and grooming in public, or using "Mr." or "Ms." instead of a simple "Hey You!"? Yeah, where have all the manners gone?

June 30, 2012

What's Your Sign?

"Zodiac" literally means "circle of life" and gives insights into our daily lives and the characteristics we possess.  Does your sign accurately depict you and your personality? Are you better matched to a different sign? How has it impacted you and the choices you've made? Or is it all a crock of hocus-pocus?



June 23, 2012

Pride, Prejudice & Puzzling

From the Rebellion and Protest to the Coming-Out and the Outlandish, Gay Pride has evolved into something loved, vilified and misunderstood. So, should the closet door be kicked wide open, remain ajar, nailed shut or simply replaced by an armoire? What are your thoughts on this movement now in its 42nd year?


June 16, 2012

Quotable Quoting

Whether proclaimed by MLK Jr., Charlie Brown, Mother Teresa or your Grandfather, what are some quotes that inspire you, ground you or just make you go, hmmm? 

June 09, 2012

Scary Science...

What innovations scare you the most these days? Are there any inventions that are partiuclarly sinister?  Can we, or will we, go too far?

June 02, 2012

Now, Wasn't That Something...?

After a rich, full and purposeful life, when you take that last sweet, precious breath...what should they do? How do you want to be memorialized, eulogized or otherwise remembered?

May 26, 2012

Keep Holding On...

What are those things that are malfunctioned, broke down or just plain ol' pitiful that you just can't for the life of you give up, throw out or separate yourself from?

May 19, 2012

The Real Age

In the words of the baseball legend, Satchel Paige, "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"

May 12, 2012

SuperMom

She may not be faster than a speeding bullet or able to leap tall buildings; but, she might have super-stamina, super-agility and special powers of understanding and knowledge not common to natural man. So, what superhero-like qualities lie within your Mom?

May 05, 2012

POTUS Showdown

Well, The Obama vs. Romney race is on: Who's better on foreign policy? On health care? Who's the better orator? Who would average ol' voters rather have a beer with? See in a swimsuit? Will it be a clean fight or mudslinging bath? What is your advice to either or both candidates as they run this race for the President Of The United States?

April 27, 2012

Just A Minute

I have only just a minute, only 60 seconds in it,
Forced upon me, can't refuse it.
Didn't seek it, didn't choose it, but it's up to me to use it.
I must suffer if I lose it, give account if I
abuse it,
Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it!
                                         By Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
         So, what are you doing or will do with your minute?

April 22, 2012

Face in Book

In celebration of National Library Week, what was the last book you put your face into?

April 14, 2012

Your Clunkers

C'mon, we all, well most of us, have had a clunker at some point in our lives. Whether it was the new “starter car" as a teen, a hand-me-down auto, a hooptie or a “just-get-me-from-point A-to-point B” vehicle, what was your clunker(s)?

March 31, 2012

Poetic License...

Since April is National Poetry Month...the question is simply, what poem or poems move you...to tears, to laughter, to introspection, to fret or more?

March 24, 2012

Standing Grounded

An armed neighborhood watch captain fatally shoots an unarmed, hoodie-wearing black teen, Trayvon Martin.  Instead of “Stand Your Ground”  should there have been “Ground Your Anger” or “Stand Above Your Bias” or even “Stand Grounded in Patience and Understanding”. What could have been done differently?  What good will come out of this awful incident? 



March 17, 2012

Women...WOW!

March is Women’s History Month.  Which Woman or Women have had the biggest influence on your life?  What lessons did they teach you? What is your shout-out to them?

March 10, 2012

Ah Ha!

Where do you often get your inspiration? What was your last great "ah ha" moment...or next one?

March 03, 2012

National Pride

When did you feel proud to be a native of your country...and when did you feel not so much so?

February 25, 2012

The Postman Cometh...Or Not!

The US Postal Service is considering eliminating delivery on Saturdays. Do you think it should remain at six days a week, go to every other day, perhaps once a week or should you just go pick up the mail your damn self?  Your thoughts?

February 18, 2012

Sense & Sensibility

Of all your senses, which would you say is your keenest...which is your weakest and which would you just not want to live without?

February 12, 2012

I'm Outta Here...

Whether you slip out the back Jack, make a new plan Stan…just drop off the key Lee and set yourself free, what are 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover?

January 28, 2012

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses!

What are some of the best excuses or lies you have heard of for getting out of doing something, being late, forgetting, breaking-up, or whatever? Let's hear some of those excuses (you never know when you'll need one)!!!

January 21, 2012

Like Oil & Water

It has been noted that Spandex on a person over 60 or 260 is not a good mix, and neither is trying to be married & single too! So, what are other real examples of things that just should not go together...ever?

January 14, 2012

A Way With Words...

As we celebrate one of the greatest orators, Dr. King, let's ponder other great speakers and their speeches—whether it is Dr. King's "I Have A Dream", or your college commencement speaker's charge. Considering delivery, impact, content or even brevity, what are some of the best speeches ever heard?

January 07, 2012

Differences in Harmony...

Howard Thurman wrote in his book, The Search for Common Ground, “I have always wanted to be me without making it difficult for you to be you.” Can this happen...how have you seen it play out...what are the barriers...?  What are you thoughts on this powerfully simple statement?