As I sat down to do my business I looked to the right out of habit and saw that there was a basic violation of bathroom etiquette: there were approximately one and a half squares of toilet paper clinging to a brown cardboard tube.
It's fascinating to watch some prosecutors engage in over-the-top courtroom oratory -- shameless, inflammatory and insidious. It could be dark comedy if the stakes weren't so serious. Prosecutors love to play to the jury, and juries typically eat it up.
From now on, when I feel the urge to dictate that my kids behave generously, I'm going to turn the mirror around for a few seconds and ask myself, "What can I do, in this very moment, to display generosity?"
If I were to write about Donald Trump in Wikipedia or have to describe him, the term winner would never be part of the discussion. A winner doesn't spend his life suing, threatening to sue, and being sued.
There are three things everyone keeps telling grads, grooms and brides that can be retired permanently by now. Three pieces of advice that have never been good for embarking on adulthood or forming a more perfect union, and today, we can finally bid them adieu.
We all learned it in Kindergarden: the golden rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. As five-year-olds we are given many concrete examples of what this means and what this looks like. As adults it seems this rule can often be forgotten.
She called home before the holidays and said she wouldn't be home for Christmas. Some of the family members were amazed she'd "do that" to the family. Didn't she know better? Everyone knew better than anyone the holidays were a time for family and that she should be home.
A long time ago there was a remarkable man, a man who said that might does not make right, that the weak have a strength the strong do not have, and that what we call "justice" is often really injustice. He was a man who was condemned by traditional conservative society.
There is no longer a trusted arbiter of the "truth" people are free to believe whatever they believe and hunker into their "silos" and receive only the information that reinforces their preconceptions.
Not only is it important to be aware that treating others the way we would like to be treated is morally the right thing to do, it is just as important to understand that for every one of our actions, there is an equal and opposite reaction that we draw toward ourselves.
"The Sopranos" is the story of an Italian-American family inside the criminal society of a New Jersey mafia in which revenge is the standard response to disrespect and disobedience. Why is immoral behavior worthy of anybody's attention?
If you look to the astrology in the sky you know we live in very troubled times. The astrological aspects occurring now may explain it all, even though understanding them offers little relief or comfort, especially after last week's killing spree in Connecticut.
Nobody cares how he did it. The main thing is: Obama got his mojo back. He remojoed. The Major Mojo Mofo no longer runs in Slo-Mo. He was focused, energized and seemed determined to not let the challenger go all Joe Frazier on his butt again.