Matters of Opinion

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Although about 50% of us make New Year’s Resolutions every year, psychologists tell us only about 8% of those people are actually successful. Frankly, even that number seems high to me. So here are my suggestions for getting it done.
Feeling out of fashion, out of tune, and out of date? Just wait. In an economy like ours everything that becomes passé when times are good comes back in again when the bubble bursts and the stock market tanks. Hoarders are just stylistas whose time is yet to come.
Anti-Semitism is called “the longest hatred” but in Trump's America we're all targets: Mexicans, Muslims, women; transgender people and gays. None of the above? Are you old? Are you poor? Are you disabled? In any way 'different?' We're all potential Fiddlers on the Roof.
Want to fight back against sock puppets, internet trolls, and cyber bullies? Become a slacktivist warrior and make the internet great again!
When I was growing up, the best song to describe July and August was Nat King Cole’s Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer. Nowadays it’s more like AC/DC’s Highway to Hell. For some, Labor Day marks the death of the best time of year. For me, it's the rebirth of normal.
There are few things I hate more than waiting but fewer that I love more than gardening. I’d be much better off with hobby with a speedier resolve, like the luge or sky diving, whose outcome is affected not by the vagaries of the weather but by a fundamental force, like gravity.
Are you a progressive who's supportive of new projects that better your community…as long as they are not in your backyard? Of course...because wherever you site it there’s already somebody there.
There's an uncomfortable inability to connect that has made Memorial Day uneasy for many because beneath all the media buzz a major cultural rift is exposed between those who have served in the military and the vast majority of us who never have. So how to honor those who have served? Maybe shut down our own noise and listen.
Sure I'm angry about my personal data being sold to the Trump presidential campaign. But deleting Facebook? Forget about it. That would be like deleting my life.