Grandma, you are on the right track! Even if it teaching/showing them the difference between an oak, a maple and a dogwood tree, how flowers are pollinated. Kids today are so far removed from nature that it is frightening! Gads, when I was a kid, – and my mom was no scientist, but she had a firm grasp of the world around her – she taught us things even when we were still in strollers, all manner of things… I see people today pushing a pram in their little spandex clothes, carrying their water bottles, while talking on their phones… as if their poor little babes aren’t even part of the picture!
 March 25, 2015 at 7:05pm
A young acquaintance who works/volunteers for AmeriCorps mentioned that he was encouraged to apply for Food Stamps, as AmeriCorps considered it part of his compensation/stipend.
Most young 20-somethings can be talked into almost anything. They weren’t raised to have a spine, nor work ethic, nor character. They were fed “self-esteem” in school, but have no concept of how to gain self-respect … or, I would add, even why that would be necessary.
If you’ve never experienced it, then you don’t really know what you are missing. The education system and the media over the last 50 years have a lot to answer for.
 March 25, 2015 at 6:59pm
Haha! Indeed, they can’t change a tire, they’ve got their heads too deeply into their smartphones.
Where did this attitude come from? Not sure. Having observed patterns all my life, I still can’t say, but I will say this: Sesame Street debuted in Nov 1969; MTV debuted in 1981. I don’t feel I can trust anyone under 50 at this point…. Well, no, but there are very few. The few under 50′s mentioned are as disgusted as I am. A big part of it depends on where and how one was raised.
 March 25, 2015 at 6:53pm
It will last for generations. It already has.
 March 25, 2015 at 6:50pm
Working = dignity and self-respect.
I had an accident a couple of months ago, which broke my body up pretty good. I finally get to go back to work next week. I am so excited, I’m smiling all the time!
 March 25, 2015 at 6:16pm
Me too. It was the darndest thing. Boat burnt down on the bay.
 February 21, 2015 at 12:04am
Not having a tv, or wanting to waste my time waiting on online videos of them, I’ve never Seen a White House press briefing. So, based on all the still photos I’ve seen of Josh Earnest at these events, my question is this: Does he ever actually look anyone in the eye when he replies to a question? It never looks from the stills as if he does, always like he’s looking at a point in space. Is this guy autistic? Nothing against autistic people, just wondering.
February 19, 2015 at 9:29pm
I still use them. I love them.
I want my pictures printed so I can hold them in my hand, mail them in a card, hang them on the fridge.
My cellphone is an antique…ahem, “vintage” model that that crappy photos that can’t be downloaded.
you can print pictures taken from a digital source ie your cell phone or digital phone you can still have your pictures in hand
[-1] February 15, 2015 at 1:37am
Oh, can’t figure out if it has to do with the synagogue being Jewish. Can’t figure out if Muslims are unhappy about cartoons.
Really, how deaf, dumb and blind is the media, including The Blaze?
 February 14, 2015 at 8:18pm
I’m not ‘stuck’ with Comcast.
I haven’t had a television for about 15 years: Psychological/Mental hygiene…
I like my life without, have no idea what I’m “missing” and don’t care. I recommend it.
February 14, 2015 at 8:11pm
Actually, DGinGA said all that needs to be said. Didn’t see it until After I posted.
Nice post DG.
 February 14, 2015 at 8:06pm
Nah…these places like Comcast deposit 200, 400 checks at a time… They just list the bank number from the check, the amount on the deposit slips and that’s basically all the tellers look at. They presume people doing business are honest & above board, they don’t have time to scrutinize every check.
I know a guy had a “small business”, deposited very many stolen checks that way, stolen from his day job. He somehow escaped jail-time, paid restitution and… And
I haven’t heard anymore about him for a few years and am just as happy for that.
Actually, DGinGA said all that needs to be said. Didn't see it until After I posted.
Nice post DG.
I don't think Comcast meant any hard either. And people don't understand how complicated accounting can be, especially for a public company. Companies can't just cut checks out back to people. It's a pain in the ass for them and takes a lot of man hours to fix YOUR mistake.
That said, based on this woman's situation which I'm sure she explained to them, they should have given her money back as quickly as possible. It's sad it took her going to the media before they made her whole (and then some).
 February 8, 2015 at 10:53am
Anyone remember the movie “The Gods Must Be Crazy”?
Anyway, probably in some swamp, or in a water-trap near the 7th hole on some swanky golf course. Maybe a Bill Murray-like groundskeeper will find it.
Redfish — re this: “I really wished I had bought more beer when it was cheaper….” A friend of mine said that once, then he realized that, even if he had bought more beer, it still would be gone.
February 8, 2015 at 10:39am
Nine37 – I suspect that if you lived in MA you would be of a different mindset… else why would you be living in MA?
 February 8, 2015 at 10:24am
Best “accident” I ever had in a work vehicle: Parked in an approved manner, at an approved location, at approximately the approved time, engine off, vehicle in park, brake set, etc. Slammed into by a sedan driven by a very inexperienced driver who kept gunning-it because he didn’t know the parking brake was on and was trying to get the vehicle to move. Witness to the damage was a retired state police officer who had been in school with my boss. Cleaning up my large thermos full of soup that flew all over was probably more work than taking out the dents in the door.
 January 27, 2015 at 9:48am
No, you’re thinking of the Bidens.
Delaware is a progressive laboratory for all manner of hare-brained, communist programs, run by one party, with a lap dog governor, who are addicted to money handed out by the federal government. From bike lanes to failed green energy schemes to Common Core, Delaware has been bought.
 January 25, 2015 at 5:22pm
We Do need dialog and healing. But there is an observable pattern happening right before our eyes. And it needs to stop before anyone can take seriously that “dialog & healing” will do one bit of good in moving forward.
January 25, 2015 at 5:10pm
I often hear on the radio news about “a fatal early morning crash”, and I’m thinking, ‘poor guy, just trying to get to work by 6…’ Then it turns out they mean 2:30 in the morning — which is Actually, to me, The Middle Of The Night! — when sane people are in bed asleep; and yes, alcohol was involved…
 January 25, 2015 at 4:59pm
Funny, a couple of us (obvious ‘raaaacists’) were talking one day at work how the blacks we work with are very upstanding people, honest, hardworking, etc, nothing at all like the people that turn up in these stories day after day, not them, nor their families. And then I pointed out that the blacks at our office also all have names like Ron, Dave, Steve, Ed, Denise, Sue, Ricky… Is there a correlation? Just an observation.