Much Ado About Ahmed

At this time, if you Google Ahmed the results that will come flying are only about the teenager who was mistaken for a terrorist by a supposedly over-cautious, over-anxious, overzealous school. But it seems to that there are again, two sides to every story. Ahmed Mohamed. Who is he? Just a person of color? A teenager?…

Lennon Had It Right!

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. I'm not feeling particularly nostalgic or philosophical today so have no fear that this is one of "those" posts. After a week of particularly fragmented sleep due to a very, very unfortunate incident witnessed, I finally slept good and proper. And it was…

Yet Another Epiphany

I had another Ah-HA! experience this morning while "attempting" to explain to MLM why something is desirable and why something isn't. People (parenting experts, those whose kids are no longer a pain-in-the-ass and those who are blissfully childless) usually say that it sets a bad example to communicate with a growing child using largely negatives…

After A Long Break…From Writing

Been visiting my folks back in my hometown. It's kind of become an annual trip during the brat's summer holidays. It's part torture and part relaxation but the fun comes and goes. I say that because the concept of fun not only changes from person to person but sometimes even from day-to-day. One day locking yourself…

The Blasphemy of Terror

I'm partial to Websters so I'll stick with their definition of blasphemy. It goes,"great disrespect shown to God or to something holy :something said or done that is disrespectful to God or to something holy". Now caricature has had its enemies since the first time man realized that satirizing something or someone was in its…