Snowflakes versus Courageous Kids, Which Will It Be?

Recently I saw an interesting interview on Fox News.  Tucker Carlson was interviewing author Bret Weinstein, who, with his wife Heather Heying, wrote “A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century (Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life),” It was written over the course of their graduate and post-graduate work. They took selected undergraduate students along on…

The Flavors of the South

What exactly IS “The South”?  It’s not just plantations and cotton, live oaks and Spanish moss, or pecans and pralines, although that’s what many of the “Southern lifestyle” magazines would have you focus on.  There are many faucets to life in the South, from rural to cosmopolitan and from arid to steamy, and I’ve been…

Language ~ A Reflection of Society

You may have guessed that I'm a language enthusiast. I write partly for the pleasure of focusing my thoughts using the English language, and partly to share my thoughts, opinions, and sometimes emotions, with my readers. I often use a thesaurus or dictionary, and it's become much easier now, with so many resources on-line. There…

“We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident: That all Men are Created Equal”

I'm not so old that I can't remember my elementary school education. In school, kids are taught "English" - which includes spelling and vocabulary. They learn that there is a correct way to spell and use words, what their meanings are, and how to use them so that people can communicate easily, without too much…

The Failing Fourth Estate

You may not be old enough to remember when there was a limited amount of news reporting on TV. The hour-long "nightly news" was our source for world and national news. Of course, if you wanted more in-depth reporting, there was the New York Times and the Washington Post. Back then, we had broadcasters who…