Donating Blood

9/11/2017 |

Donating Blood         Hopefully, it can be truthfully stated that somehow I have continually contributed positively to society in my lifetime. However, I confess to a serious oversight because, until approximately the sixth decade of my life, I failed to donate blood regularly, despite ha ...

Residency Requirement

2/28/2017 |

Residency Requirement      &nb ...

Merit Pay for Teachers?

2/28/2017 |

Merit Pay for Teachers?   Read More

Driving Issues to Ponder

2/6/2017 |

When I am the second car on a side street preparing to turn onto a main road, why does the vehicle in front of me need a “one mile” clearance both ways before proceeding? Also, when I am in a similar position preparing to turn right and the first vehicle intends to turn left (especially on a one-way street), why does the driver hug the right side, thus preventing me from traveling? ...

Diverse Issues to Ponder

2/6/2017 |

Why are some people loud, interruptive, condescending, verbally abusive, opinionated, demeaning, and/or factually inventive during an intended discussion? ...

Courtesy Issues to Ponder

2/6/2017 |

Why do many people litter when a trash barrel is only several yards away? ...

Educational Issues to Ponder

1/16/2017 |

How much should “making learning fun," pleasing children, and worrying about their self-esteem be emphasized in schools compared to other possibly more important areas? Before parents criticize teachers, are they doing all of dozens of things they should be properly attempting so ...

Morality Issues to Ponder

1/16/2017 |

What would you do (and how quickly) if you inherited $100,000,000 tax free? If you found a large sum of untraceable lost money, would you return it under all conditions? If not, under what conditions would you fail to seek its rightful claimant? What if the money belonged to someone you despised, and you could pay for life-saving operations for several loved ones? ...

Personal Choice Issues to Ponder

1/16/2017 |

How do you decide between “letting something go” and seeking justice or revenge when you believe that you have been wronged? Do you overlook everything? just little things? What determines the action that you might pursue? ...

Hypocritical Actions to Ponder

1/16/2017 |

Why do so very many certifiably eligible individuals fail to donate blood or never include themselves as possible matches on bone marrow transplant and organ donor lists when almost all of these people would desperately want these services for themselves if the need arose? ...

Political Issues to Ponder

1/16/2017 |

Why can’t someone develop a test to determine who, among our elected officials at all levels, truly work for the welfare of our nation and its most needy citizens instead of acting for special interests and personal benefit? ...

Sports Issues to Ponder

1/16/2017 |

After every foul shot in basketball, why does the shooter touch hands with each of his teammates on the court? Also, why do many baseball players feel compelled to adjust their batting gloves after every pitch? Lastly, why do many tennis players bounce the ball ten times before serving? ...

Suffering Issues to Ponder

1/16/2017 |

I think I know the answer, but w hy can’t dictators who deplete their nation’s wealth and/or resources somehow pilfer a lesser amount (still being extremely rich and powerful) and use their position to elevate the people’s living standards? Does the North K ...

Reminiscing About the “Good Old Days”

1/16/2017 |

Do you remember when: a) people actually had to lift manually the large garage door, walked to the TV to change one of the three black and white channels, dialed (not pressed) the numbers on a rotary phone and had party lines, pushed the lawnmower, learned the multiplication tables by Grade 4, practiced good penmanship for cursive writing; b) cashiers at stores had to press numbers to record prices and themselves had to calculate the difference to be returned to customers after payment ...

Vital Nursing Home Care

1/16/2017 |

If anybody loves or cares about a resident of a nursing home or a person receiving care at home (one who is even partially or largely dependent), detailed plans must be established and continually evaluated in order to provide for the utmost well-being of this needy person. ...

Declining Parent and Nursing Home

1/16/2017 |

I am writing this essay in order to reflect upon a very special time in my life and also to offer my story and opinions so that other people might benefit from my experiences. Never have I been confronted with any challenge and solemn responsibility that could equal the role I assumed for approximately ten years as the primary caregiver for my totally dependent mother, who suffered from gradually worsening Parkinson’s disease for the last thirty years of her life, until she finally had significant dementia, could not talk, walk or change positions while sleeping, was unable to groom or feed herself and, for the last few years of her life, could be said only to be “existing” and not living. ...

God Decrees...

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 God Decrees, “No Second Chances for Earthly Life!”                 I have very limited knowledge of theological doctrines, but I was taught that God is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient with no limitations whats ...