The “ites” of the Bible – Where Did They All Come From?

I grew up in church, so I was around the bible when I was young.  My pastor would sometimes read from the Old Testament.  “Turn with me, if you will, to the book of Ezra chapter 9 verse 1,” “When these things were done, the leaders came to me, saying, ‘The people of Israel and … More The “ites” of the Bible – Where Did They All Come From?

A Beginner’s Guide to On-Line Dating From a Guy’s Perspective

Dating has changed drastically since it was invented by the Greeks (I’m guessing since they’re so romantic!).  Traditional dating began with the father of the male cutting a deal with the father of the female about if their kids were a good match.  It was basically a business arrangement and consisted of families merging together … More A Beginner’s Guide to On-Line Dating From a Guy’s Perspective

The Science of Traffic Jams – If Everyone Drove Like Me…

If there is anything I hate worse in this world, it is traffic jams.  I consider myself as a polite, empathetic, safe and aware driver.  I signal when I turn, check my blind spots, let people in and clear my license plate and lights when it snows.  However, I do not have the patience for … More The Science of Traffic Jams – If Everyone Drove Like Me…

Say What You Mean…Words That Matter

Spoken language is such a fascinating topic.  So much so that one can even achieve a PhD in language and communication.  There are other such degrees in Speech/Language Pathology, Literature, Language Development and the like.  Spoken language is the first form of communication we humans prefer and written language is the second.  There are even … More Say What You Mean…Words That Matter

Sports Metaphors we Live by

A metaphor is an expressed figure of speech that characterizes an object by alleging that it is, using any point of comparability, similar or the same as a subject someone might not understand.  A metaphor is a kind of analogy and is very similar to other associated figures of speech that derive their developments from affiliation, correlation or similarities including allegory, hyperbole … More Sports Metaphors we Live by

My Big FAT Wallet

Most men carry wallets.  There’s the bi-fold, tri-fold, nylon, leather, ones you put pictures in, ones for organizing credit cards and the list goes on.  Like most men, I used to put my wallet in my back pocket.  It was actually my back left pocket but that was just my preference.  Anyways, what I’m writing … More My Big FAT Wallet