College safe zones degrade higher learning

Colleges and universities were once hotbeds of creative ideas and free expression. Students used to question abuse, question authority. Today, students request “safe zones” so they can protest “offensive” Halloween costumes, and insensitive emails. St. Louis University is one of several institutions of higher learning where designated safe spaces are a perceived necessity among minority […]

Mythology offers insight into modern transgender issue

The transgender issue is confusing, both politically and socially, but maybe we can find comfort and guidance in Greek mythology. Tiresias was a blind prophet from Thebes. He had a lifespan of seven generations, so he appears in a lot of ancient Greek stories and plays, usually showing up at an inopportune moment to give […]

Subway Eyes

Strange mosaic tile eyes follow me at the Chambers Street/WTC subway station, New York City, USA.    

Brian Williams saga shows false face of journalism

FEBRUARY 26, 2015    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 12:31 AM WAYNE TODAY I learned journalism basics at college in the late 80s. 1) Ask the five “W” questions. Who, what, when, where, and why. Sometimes “how.” 2) Report the facts. Stories have many sides, and the people involved all have a personal agenda. Cut […]

Our Great Abbess by C. L. Holmes

New from Bad Hound Press! Our Great Abbess by C. L. Holmes! Religious terror! Historical horror! Nuns under attack! #DebutNovel #Religion #History #Horror http://buff.ly/15JlAQC

Digitize Salinger and Other Literary Pursuits

I was going through a “Why Didn’t I Read This in High School?” phase, and J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye was up next on my reading list. I was eager to download a copy of Salinger’s classic novel onto my Kindle. I’m a firm backer of the digital publishing revolution, since ebooks let […]

What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Interesting graphic on handwriting analysis.

Facing 2014 with resolution, resolve

I‘m heading into the New Year with a new attitude, because, in all honesty, I need to get a grip on myself. In many ways 2013 was the best year of my life. Unemployment was a godsend. I love being home, spending time with my wife and kids. Grocery shopping? Laundry? Picking the kids up […]

How To Stop Adult Bullies? Man Up! Ladies, Too!

Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is a meathead jock. He can’t distinguish between bullying and camaraderie— an unfortunate situation that has existed in team locker rooms for ages. But Incognito’s teammate/victim on the Miami Dolphins, Jonathan Martin, is acting like a ninny. Sure, being a professional football player is a high-pressure job, both on and […]

True Tales of Road Rage: Here’s Egg On Your Windshield!

Road rage. It’s the hip, politically-correct buzzword of the 90s. The media trumpets it. Congress is studying it. President Clinton is soon to speak out on it. But what is it? Simply put, it’s getting ticked off at other drivers. When was the last time you blurted out the phrase; “Hey, you $#!@!. Why don’t […]