Upside down

We’ve fallen head first into a mess, mostly not of our choosing. We live in an alternate universe. Truth has been turned into dare. The real is decried as fake. When our masters declare that what has been deemed wrong is now right, we acquiesce. Some of the more faithful minions echo the sentiments of…

Just the facts

via Daily Prompt: Theory The point at which theory turns to fact is part of the process of verification that  scientists advocate and adopt. Every theory requires proof. Would that we were all so mindful of our beliefs! The truth is not always what we think it, and conspiracies are among the many theories espoused without any…

Polish or coverup?

via Daily Prompt: Varnish Putting a coat of varnish on an old beat-up piece is one way of making it look shinier and maybe younger than its years and wear. Like “fake news,” the ever-so-popular-with-the-conservative-base meme, varnish gives an illusion of things being other than they are. Let me explain what I mean about “fake…

On edge

via Daily Prompt: Tenterhooks Are you comfortable with the status quo? Did you hope for change and get suckered into the disaster that is #2017? Are you on edge, living on tenterhooks? If you are like me, you have a touch of election year PTSD. This was never my choice.

Just a tad

via Daily Prompt: Snippet TMI is practically a plague these days. The habit of over-sharing seems to come with the desire to get social media exposure. No one shares just a snippet of their life story anymore. Instead they seem to go in whole hog, feet first and slather their facts in gory detail. Withholding…

Democracy?

John Kelly, for instance, has redefined “patriotism” to mean “treason for a cause you believe.” He defends Robert E. Lee in these terms and calls the Civil War, in effect, a misunderstanding.

Not your mama’s ethics class

Do ethical values have a place in the conversation between business and the community? Can values be a stakeholder along with commercial interests and the people served by industry? These are the general themes of the Baruch Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity-HSBC series on business ethics. The other day, however, the conversation took a new turn…

Fall

As the weather turns from sultry to sublime,/ The leaves blush with the pleasure of the/ new season and in anticipation of a/ frosty sleep to come. In the Fall,/ time is their friend and ours.  

In partnership

Partnering has developed a new look as the 21st century progresses. Partly, this is a reflection of a more liberal social milieu. Gender fluidity is the term of art for this LGBTQ-era. Same sex marriage, mixed use bathrooms, dorms which house both boys and girls on the same floor are part of our new-age maturity. […]…

Exercised

We go to the gym to stay healthy. For most of us, fitness is a path to keeping well for the long haul. So I worry about the possibility of getting sick at the health club. It’s not just the sneezy neighbor on the next mat. It’s also all the dirt and grime on the…

High hopes

via Daily Prompt: Expect When you hope for the best, and prepare for the worst, what exactly do you expect?

At Play

The waters ripple in the evening Tide, the moon, their soul mate, Hidden in a darkened sky is not Playful, even as the river scampers Across from shore to shore, released From its daytime duties, away from The sun, cloaked in darkness Does it search for the moon’s light? Or, is it content, running rapidly…