Admitting mistakes is very difficult for many of us. Even people who are not perfectionists don’t tend to like standing up and saying, “well I really messed that up, oops.” It just doesn’t feel good to say that you were wrong, or you messed up, or that you should have done it the one way
Lots of people are talking about talking. Or communication in the form of journalistic satire. A terrible thing happened, we can all agree on that, and thus the conversation got started about what is okay to say, and what should perhaps not be said, and whether or not not saying something because it is likely
The transition from one year t the next is always a good time to reflect since it is a natural (even if invented) break. It would probably make more sense to have the new year start on the solstice since that is a clear transition point, but then it is rather pagan and I guess
What does it mean to be a man? Do you wake up on the morning of your eighteenth birthday, that year we have designated as being close enough, and all of a sudden you have been transformed? At 18 we as a society have decided you are mature enough to fight in a war (though
The worst grade I got in college was a D, objectively a bad grade. I still got credit for the class, but probably it would have been better if I had just dropped and started again. Up until the final paper I had a high A – it was an intro to American history lecture.
California is a dry state. Dry in the sense that we don’t get loads of rain, we do plenty of drinking. There are a lot of parts of California so saying that it is just one thing is a bit of a generalization I know, and I am going to make the statement anyway. We
I have said it before but it bears repeating, and what with a holiday dedicated to giving thanks just having passed we might as well revisit the topic: gratitude is simple, and should be simply done. I think a lot of people get caught up on the idea that gratitude has to be for something