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Word Origin Comics: Does Being on the Dole Make You Indolent?

Larry Paros | Posted 09.01.2016 | Education
Larry Paros

Using a comic book format, the story of word origins and their relationship to contemporary and personal issues, students can gain a new understandin...

Word Origin Comics: Sweet Charity Gone Sour

Larry Paros | Posted 08.19.2016 | Education
Larry Paros

Using a comic book format, the story of word origins and their relationship to contemporary and personal issues. students can gain a new understandin...

Word Origin Comics: The Only Thing We Have to Fear

Larry Paros | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Larry Paros

Donald Trump and the events of the outside world got you in a tizzy? A few words (and pictures) of comfort. "In many of the more relaxed civilization...

Word Origin Comics: Day Late and a Dollar Short?

Larry Paros | Posted 08.08.2016 | Home
Larry Paros

"Money is my military, each dollar a soldier. I never send my money into battle unprepared and undefended. I send it to conquer and take currency pris...

Word Origin Comics: Not Until Debt Do We Part

Larry Paros | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home
Larry Paros

"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought an...

Word Origin Comics: What's Your Brand?

Larry Paros | Posted 07.14.2016 | Home
Larry Paros

"If opportunity doesn't come knocking at your door, build a brand." ― Bernard Kelvin Clive "Maybe the Truth of the Meaning ...

Word Origin Comics: Shop Until You Drop

Larry Paros | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home
Larry Paros

Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping. ― Bo Derek "Have you ever considered w...

Word Origin Comics: All Strung Out and Nowhere to Go?

Larry Paros | Posted 06.21.2016 | Home
Larry Paros

"Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it." ― Jane Wagner "The truth is that stress doesn't come from your boss, you...

A Red, White, & Blue Reflection

Justin Curmi | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

This is not the American dream, but the American reality. A dream is what occurs in the mind of an individual, whereas reality is what everyone experiences physically and mentally.

Word Origin Comics: All Lit Up and Nowhere to Go

Larry Paros | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home
Larry Paros

My candle burns at both ends It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light. ---- E...

Word Origin Comics: How to Ruin Your Reputation and Make a Name for Yourself

Larry Paros | Posted 06.07.2016 | Home
Larry Paros

"Reputation is what others think of us; character is what God knows of us. When you have spent what feels like eternity trying to repair a few moments...

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 4: How Greek Ethics Conquered the Western World

Frank Breslin | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

One of the purposes of a humanities course is to stimulate critical thinking. It need not always be a free-fire zone of narrowly focused rat-a-tat questions, but can be a leisurely ramble through a laid-back moodscape that poses a question in search of an answer.

Word Origin Comics: When the Stars Get in Your Eyes

Larry Paros | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Larry Paros

Star light, star bright, First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, Have the wish I wish tonight. - ...

Word Origin Comics: How to Woo Fans and Influence No one in Particular

Larry Paros | Posted 05.18.2017 | Home
Larry Paros

We shouldn't require our politicians to be movie stars. Then again, we're all influenced by charisma. It's hard not to be. We all collectively fall fo...

Word Origin Comics: Do You Really Want to be Famous?

Larry Paros | Posted 05.04.2017 | Home
Larry Paros

How dreary to be somebody! How public, like a frog To tell your name the livelong day To an admiring bog!" ― Emily Dickinson, The Comple...

Word Origin Comics: Want to Lose Weight? A Success Story

Larry Paros | Posted 04.25.2017 | Home
Larry Paros

"Just think of all those women on the Titanic who said, 'No thank you' to desert that night. And for what?!" ...

Word Origin Comics: How to Be a Successful Entrepreneur by Making the Rounds with Panache

Larry Paros | Posted 04.19.2017 | Home
Larry Paros

"CIRCLES OF LIFE Everything Turns, Rotates, Spins, Circles, Loops, Pulsates, Resonates, And Repeats. Circles Of life, Born from Pulses Of light, Vib...

Word Origin Comics: Got an Idea? Make It Happen By Killing It

Larry Paros | Posted 04.13.2017 | Home
Larry Paros

"Ideas are responsible for the progression and prosperity of humans - without them we would still be living in prehistoric times. No idea is too small...

Word Origin Comics: The Scruples of Getting Stoned

Larry Paros | Posted 04.05.2017 | Home
Larry Paros

"I swear there are about a million rocks underneath me," [Dylan] said grouchily. Think of it as therapeutic. Like a shiatsu massage." (Sadie) You obvi...

Word Origin Comics: How to Effectively Ingratiate Yourself With Your Boss

Larry Paros | Posted 03.29.2017 | Home
Larry Paros

Flattery is a sort of bad money to which our vanity gives currency. --- FRANÇOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, Moral Maxim...

Word Origin Comics: Surrounded by Sycophants? Isn't It Time You Learned Who They Are?

Larry Paros | Posted 03.24.2017 | Home
Larry Paros

"Should a writer have a social purpose? Any honest writer is bound to become a critic of the society he lives in, and sometimes, like Mark Twain or Ku...

Word Origin Comics: If You Can't Be a Dashing Figure Would You Settle for Being a Figurehead?

Larry Paros | Posted 03.19.2017 | Home
Larry Paros

What's a figurehead, Daddy? Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking. --- Ambrose Bierce Dad h...

Word Origin Comics: The Mindset for Success (Guaranteed to Work or Double Your Money Back)

Larry Paros | Posted 03.15.2017 | Home
Larry Paros

"Aptitude without attitude is blind; attitude without aptitude is lame." -- Richard Marcel I. "The future depends on attitude, aptitude, and gratitud...

Word Origin Comics: A Little Something to Chew On

Larry Paros | Posted 03.11.2017 | Home
Larry Paros

For that gnawing feeling: Stepping out, I'm leaving here, No use crying, crying in my beer, Enough's enough, believe it's true, Bite The Bullet, I'm ...

Word Origin Comics: How You Became Everyone's Favorite Scapegoat

Larry Paros | Posted 03.08.2017 | Home
Larry Paros

Scapegoatism 101 "The best way to avoid becoming a scapegoat is to find one." ― Warren Eyster, The Goblins...