Winding down the year

We got back from California this morning after a red-eye flight from San Francisco. It was a direct flight, so not as bad as previous trips. I think I actually managed to sleep on this flight and I'm grateful for that. There are a number of things I'm grateful for as this year winds down. …

Friday Morning Thoughts: Good-bye 2018

To paraphrase the opening line of Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike. Unhappy families are unique in their unhappiness; or as is sometimes the case, in their weirdness. Here we sit at the end of 2018. I'm currently sitting in my father-in-law's house while his wife cooks breakfast. So far for the last four days …

Friday Morning Thoughts: Jumping on the offensensitivity* bandwagon

Lately, it seems as if everybody is looking for reasons to be offended. The latest petty reason that's come to my attention is the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside".  Bored Panda had a short piece that highlighted an English teacher's discussion (maybe it could be called a reverse fisking) of the lyrics of that song. …