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
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
Let’s have a conversation about what is truly draining the values from the youth through the process of education.
Tourism has permitted much for this tropical isle. Fairly speaking, tourism has only been the purpose of this island, historically speaking. Recruiting staff for the resorts from local stock allows a livable wage for many. While others may be in our third, or greater, generation of thrift sales. Carrying a tattered briefcase containing bracelets, anklets, necklaces,… Continue reading Selling Vacationers
As I enjoy a vacation with my wife, our honeymoon, I sit on the beach watching the water come in and go out. The water line alters with the dynamics of the recession of the last line. Seeing and hearing the crash of water as the ebb and flow join on the softly receding sand… Continue reading Nature’s Destruction