Labor Week

Black Thursday Vs. Black Friday

UNITED STATES—Gosh, I can’t remember when it became a tradition in my family where after the big dinner we’d head out to the malls and retailers to nab unbelievable deals for the holidays. I mean Black Friday as it used to be called was something that brought a level of uncontrollable energy and excitement. I mean how often are...

Paris And Everything

UNITED STATES—We all know that we are against terrorism, and that we want people in responsible positions in government to act decisively to eliminate terrorism. We also know that some of the people in charge have a vested interest in keeping things the way they are, and that all their posturing and hand waving is just noise that will...

The Power Of Education

UNITED STATES—We have all heard the phrase that education is a powerful thing. Not just for the knowledge that one absorbs, but because of the experiences that come with it. As we age, we tend to reflect back on those times in our lives where the educational impact becomes a game changer that is everlasting. Many people I know reflect...

What To Do With All That Candy?

UNITED STATES—Thank God, Halloween is over, but now comes the big problem: what to do with all that candy? For some, it’s candy that may be left over from those trick-or-treaters who didn’t visit your home, for most of us it’s all that candy our kids obtained. Bribing or attempting to get a child to hand over that candy, some...

Contract Negotiations

UNITED STATES—Not many of us have jobs where we are backed by unions, but there are some of us who actually do. I’ve gone back and forth for years about the quality of the unions. Before many of you begin to attack me, I’ve worked with companies that employed labor unions for its workers. Some good, some not so...

Bad Parenting

UNITED STATES—Being a parent is no easy job. Yes, there are plenty of books out there, and everyone that you know who has a kid will have their opinion on what you should or should not do. This column is to address a growing concern with the generation that will soon take over for those us born in the...

Horror Films And Children

UNITED STATES—With Halloween fast approaching; it’s become a trend in America to celebrate how festive the holiday truly is. For those TV lovers, the scare fests have already begun on many Cable channels, which open the discussion of what kids should or should not see. I previously tackled this debate in the previous year and I’m still solid on my...

Analyzing Fear

UNITED STATES—When it comes to fear, how precisely can you describe what it is? Is it a sense of dread, is it an environment, is it a person or a combination of all of those things? With the month of October now upon us, all things spooky and scary are invading our neighborhoods, local retailers, homes, television and so...

That Gut Instinct

UNITED STATES—We have all heard of the saying “go with your gut instinct,” but precisely what does that mean? Is that a feeling, is it a hunch or is it a premonition? I would say it’s possible it’s all of these things. So why is it that so many people don’t go with that gut feeling? I think we...

Utilizing That College Degree

UNITED STATES—For more than four years you attended that university taking classes to obtain that degree that you were interested in. Notice the key word ‘interested.’ That was the one thing I found frustrating about college, the factoid that you have to settle on a specific major. I mean sometimes people have multiple interests or things that grab their...
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