I grew up in a middle-class, conservative, Christian home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.
My negative memories from childhood encompass:
…the loneliness that sometimes accompanies being an only child
…sexual abuse on two different occasions
…being bullied in elementary and middle school
It was through these experiences that I learned I could escape through comic books, action figures (not dolls), and television.
My positive memories from childhood include:
…growing up in a loving home
…having a very supportive mother and father
…excelling in Little League Baseball
…excelling in school
Any time he could, my father…
The idea of the midlife crisis did not begin until 1957 when Canadian, Elliott Jaques, read one of his papers to the British Psycho-Analytical Society. It declared that the catalyst for this event was when people came to grips with their mortality and that their lives were half over.
This can also lead to feelings of depression and regret. A survey conducted in the U.S. found approximately 26% of the participants admitted to having a midlife crisis. Of those respondents, 25% state their crisis was brought on by a major life event, rather than their age.
This was the case…
Waiting is something no one likes to do, but everyone has to experience it from time to time. I have used the term hurry up and wait more times than I’d like to admit. Waiting on food at a restaurant can be extra painful.
Rebecca Camu first used the word hangry in 1992. Impatient people become more impatient when they are hangry. Due to the pandemic, the foodservice industry is suffering tremendously. Managers can’t find enough workers to meet the needs of hungry customers.
While we know we should never judge a book by its cover, we continue to judge not only books but people by their “covers.” I was a squeamish, sensitive child who loved to escape into superheroes and television. It doesn’t feel good when people judge us.
In elementary school, I developed a friendship with two guys who were very outgoing, wild, and crazy (as wild and crazy as one can be at that age). They helped me relax and come out of my shell. …
“We have to watch Behind the Curve.” My son told his mother and me. “It’s a Netflix documentary where they make fun of people who believe the earth is flat,” he was told by his friends.
We decide to watch it together a few days later. I did not see this Netflix movie as a mockumentary on flat-earthers. I saw it as an excellent 96-minute movie portraying opposing sides of an issue involving human beings.
Politics > Democrats vs. Republicans
The United States > the Blue States vs. the Red States
Legislature > Congress vs. Progress
Higher Power > Fearful vs. Faithful
Jesus > Lunatic vs. Lord
God > Catholics vs. Protestants
Processes > Theory vs. Practice
Education > College vs. School of Hard Knocks
Philosophy > Chicken vs. Egg
Weather > Sunshine vs. Rain
Transportation > Flying vs. Driving
Competition > Winning vs. Losing
Life > the more things change vs. the more they remain the same
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