Tag Archive: culture

Apology Not Accepted


Does anyone really buy into apologies —  the frequent “written or spoken expressions of one’s regret, remorse, or sorrow for having insulted, failed, injured or wronged another” that we hear all too often these days from people in the news?  I’m probably not the best person to be writing about this subject.  I’m the gal…

The Writing’s on the Wall


I admit it.  I hate change.  Well, some change.  Not all change. I didn’t mind when carbon paper became obsolete and photocopiers were available everywhere.  Try typing a 10-page Will with three carbons and no typos.  It was a secretary’s nightmare. I didn’t mind giving up my manual typewriter for an electric one and “oohed”…

The Sweet Smell of Consumerism


Marcel Proust wrote in The Remembrance of Things Past, “when nothing else subsists from the past, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls bearing resiliently, on tiny and almost impalpable drops of their essence, the immense edifice…

Fathers – Then and Now


My parents had me and my brother late in life (but not by today’s standards).  When I was born in 1951, my father was 46, my mother 38.  By 1960, my father was a widower raising an 8-year girl and a 10-year old boy on his own. As a child, I adored my father and…

Goldberg Undercover- Segment 2: 48 Hours On Crack Street- “The Streets”


This is the second segment in a special three part series of a groundbreaking documentary that aired in 1986. [bitsontherun krWEZrYT]