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October 2015
Ashley
The Old Gal

Life Unlimited

How spoiled have we become that, not only do we expect 8 for the price of 6, buy one get one free offers on everything from clothes to sofas, money back coupons and unlimited text, talk and translate on every communication device known to man, but now we can’t even slice our own bread?

July 2015
Cotsana

Bring Back Civics Classes!

A survey done in 2012 of American citizens found that one in three could not pass the civics portion of the immigrant naturalization test. However, 97% of immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship were able to pass the test.

June 2015
Cotsana

Hire a Philosopher!

There are many more success stories among humanities grads which show that the development of critical thinking skills can be far more useful than practical skills when it comes to getting ahead. Hence, advocates for the humanities prove that employment, money, and success can come regardless of the degree.

May 2015
Ashley
The Old Gal

Fifty+ Shades of Meh …

Not only are the youths lost in this murky world of instant fame, low expectations and emotional laziness, but so are their parents! Unfortunately, today, most modern adults are too busy searching for the elixir of youth and too absorbed in their own fading appearances to focus on the obligation of raising their offspring responsibly.

Pipkin
Moving On

Recipe Ruckus

There is no telling how many cans and boxes have been secretly downsized with no warning. Who gave container-fillers permission (or orders) to put less in a can or box of stuff we've been buying and using quite satisfactorily for years? Or, did everybody else get the message and I missed it?

January 2015
Harris

Let's Save America's Newspapers!

Thomas Jefferson said, "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."

August 2014
Ashley
The Old Gal

What I Can’t/Shouldn’t Wear!

I gave up logo’d t-shirts and skin- tight jeans ages ago, on my own accord. I stopped wearing bows in my hair at the first sign of gray. I have no desire to hang on to a youth by continuing to wear what wasn’t flattering the first time around!

Ashley
The Old Gal

Vacation Vexation

To me, unwinding simply means finding the next thing to do after finishing the last thing I did. I find it difficult to switch off or to “chill” at the best of times, but a vacation, mini-break or whatever my better-half camouflages it as, fills me with utter dread.

Ashley
The Old Gal

Show Me the Selfie

Yet despite my complete antipathy (not to mention silence) on all these matters, I am still inundated with constant bulletins as though at any minute something remarkable might occur in the lives of everyone I know and they're afraid I'll lose the will to live if I miss it! It never does and I won't!

Cotsana

I Like My Old Flip-Phone!

I bought a small “flip-phone” about five years ago and still have it. It has a camera and the ability to text but I’ve used neither. I don’t do “selfies,” texting (or sexting – this is something I don’t even want to see), or have any “apps” that are supposed to make my life easier.

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