I am fond of words, especially words with more than one meaning. Wordplay is fun too. Double entendres are great; I am a fan of Austin Powers because of this reason. For the last few months, I have been thinking of the word “intimacy” and writing a blog about the word. Now that I am… Continue reading Intimacy
Among many things around my house that have been broken, I was asked, “Why don’t you just get a new one. It would only cost $X!” To begin with, I want to be clear, in this case, $X does not mean just any amount. In this case, $X means, to the speaker, a value that… Continue reading Disposable
As a father, I push my daughter to fail. As a teacher, I encourage my students to fail. As a friend, I love seeing my friends fail. As a member of society, I am happy to see when a culture fails. Failure is frightening. Failure is taxing. Failure is difficult. Failure is important. “There is… Continue reading Persistence
As I was not born a rich man I just don’t know the answer to this question. As I was not born in a tyrannical form of government I just don’t know the answer to this question. As I was not born a minority in my own country I just don’t know the answer to… Continue reading Wonder?
For some their path is clear. For them, the route may be planned out and already, somewhat, forged ahead before their departure. This would look different for each: For some, a family business or tradition that they continue to build with. They learn from seeing the successes of their loved ones and they learn to… Continue reading The path not clearly set at a divergence
Clearly, my honeymoon left me with a few memories. My wife has been on these types of vacations many times in the past. I had not. I do not vacation well. I have a difficult time doing nothing. Sitting on a beach or by a pool does little to interest me. Having experience with this… Continue reading Speaker of communication
My independence surrounds me with people for whom I cannot rely.