Category: Blogs

The Arts Should Be Protected

Through the years when school districts look at ways to cut spending near the top of those cuts are programs for the arts. Which is backwards to say the least. While the claim is made that (while trying to make sound monetary decisions) the cutting of school art classes will make students more well rounded. Think about that for a second. It makes no sense at all. In school district budgets there are plenty of places to cut but art classes should not be one of them!

Words Are Cheap While Actions Speak Volumes

We have all heard the saying that goes ” actions speak louder than words”. That is a saying that gets repeated so often that in many ways it has lost it’s meaning. There are words that convey actions but those can be hollow. Actions on the other had can say more about a person than every word ever written. The thing is there is this notion that actions have to be some big grand act when in reality it’s the small actions that can have the most meaning. You see when we are interacting with someone there is one true fact. That fact is that we really have no idea what someone truly is dealing with in their lives? Not one person on this planet has the same DNA or life experiences. One of the truly sad things that has happened is that often members of the opposite sex are afraid to reach out a helping hand in fear that they may be accused of something! That is so sad and it’s only getting worse. So people are forced to pause a second to calculate if their actions could be misconstrued? Actions can have unexpected consequences but taking that risk may be just the help that person needs.

Blog Friends Are Like A Warm Blanket

For those who don’t know this is not my first blog. The first one lasted over a decade and frankly it had gotten massive in nature and had too many bad memories. Then yesterday I saw a blog post from a blogger that I first started reading over a decade ago. Then this morning I saw another one. Old blog friends are truly like a warm blanket on a cold winters night.

Life Without Social Media

There is a growing trend and I think it’s a good one. The reality is like many things in it’s beginning social media was good. Now it has turned into a total nightmare. Just think of all the damage it has done. One of the biggest issues is that with all of the social media garbage in people’s lives many people have lost the art of simple conversation. It’s not just the younger folks for there are as many ” adults” that have the same problem. The fact is at the start of each day we think we have 86,000 seconds ( unless your demise happens) the problem in many ways self inflicted. Then you have companies like Kroger that allow their employees to look at their electrical devices while they are supposed to be working! Life is complicated enough without added garbage like social media in our lives.