Archive for February, 2012

Sex, religion, and politics, so goes the wise adage, are three subjects to steer clear of in polite conversations—particularly with people whose views you might not know—so as to avoid potentially inflammatory disagreements fueled by the passionate views of polar opposites.  If we follow that advice, our discussions, it is suggested, have a greater likelihood—than […]

On February 22nd, we honor the birthday of President George Washington, Father of Our Country, officially celebrated on the third Monday of February.  Although myths regarding this legendary figure abound—most notably, his proclaimed response “I cannot tell a lie” when his father asked his son if he had cut down that cherry tree—Washington was notably […]

With the Presidents’ Day weekend just around the corner, many will take advantage of their kids’ time off from school and head off for a mid-winter break. As with any holiday season, discounts are fewer, lines are longer, planes more crowded, and roadways frequently more congested—due to traffic or inclement weather conditions—all of which can […]

Our current-day penchant for and tolerance of bad behavior and manners is not confined to our American shores.  According to an article in the New York Times, older generations in Korea are noting this same behavioral trend amongst their younger population, much to their consternation.  While the Korean economy has made great strides in recent […]