Endless Summer

Endless Summer

“Agamemnon, aggression, Agnew (Spiro), agnosticism, agreement (grammar), agribusiness, air pollution, air quality index, Akron, Ohio.” E.D. Hirsch, Jr.: Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, c. 1987 This is a sample from a book-length FULL STORY

Soul Chicken

Soul Chicken

“For most of us, knowledge of our world comes largely through sight, yet we look about with such unseeing eyes that we are partially blind. One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is FULL STORY

No Parents in the World are Wrong

No Parents in the World are Wrong

“For a son to strike a parent was an offense punishable by decapitation, even if no injury was caused to the parent. But a parent could beat his son with impunity, and would suffer only FULL STORY

Accidentally on Purpose

Accidentally on Purpose

  AFV Official Rules AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES SEASON XXIV 2013 – 2014 Cara Communications Corporation (d/b/a Vin Di Bona Productions) is the sponsor of the Season XXIV contest (“Contest”) and the FULL STORY

Pushing the Broom

Pushing the Broom

  –“At certain periods a nation may be oppressed by such insupportable evils as to conceive the design of effecting a total change in its political constitution; at other times, the mischief lies still deeper FULL STORY

Sensitive is the New Depressed

Sensitive is the New Depressed

  “A subject would leave at midday with a variety of goals—withdraw money from the bank, buy dinner supplies at the grocer’s, pick up laundry at the dry cleaner’s, and so forth. But, typically, if FULL STORY

The Artful Reciprocator

The Artful Reciprocator

“While we’re on the topic of reciprocation, allow me to digress and provide two power tips I learned from Robert Cialdini, the author of Influence: Science and Practice. First, when you’ve done something for someone, FULL STORY