Archive for October 2014

The politics of victimhood: The good guys, the bad guys, and the self-appointed heroes

Despite my sustained effort to avoid political advertising this campaign season, I have picked up this much: If you are a lower-income person who does not have an IRA and a fat paycheck, you are the victim of the people who do. If you are a well-heeled individual, you are the victim of money-grabbers who... Read more »

What's in a name? Friendship, a group picture

My friendships flourish in a group with a name. It started with The Crew. This fledging group of friends threw me a surprise 15th birthday party after I’d suffered a major social humiliation (being rejected from the social sororities that ruled our school). Well, as sometimes happens, the consolation prize became the grand prize. We... Read more »

How are you going to spend your 168 hours this week? A quick priority check

We each get only 168 hours each week to spend, 24 per day times 7 days. How we choose to spend them has everything to do with how satisfied we are. There is lots of advice out there about how to divide those hours up: brain exercises and socializing to prevent Alzheimer’s; balancing between learning,... Read more »