Beer is not a beverage for everyone, and certainly not for all ages.
Its taste, while variable between brands, is an acquired one. That said, it remains viewed by some as a rite of passage, and by many as simply a beverage to enjoy with lunch, after a hard day of work or strenuous activity, or simply to help while away time as an alternative to drinking wine or cocktails.
Its ultimate staying power is perhaps best summarized by a famous line from Archie Bunker in an episode of the TV classic comedy, All in the Family. In it, he reminds wife Edith (and viewers), that you don’t really buy beer, you only rent it. Read the rest of this entry »
So-called advances in education (as in, children not learning multiplication tables?!) notwithstanding, there’s plenty to be said for enhancing self-awareness the personal way, via introspection blended with own experiences, stories of the streets, etc.
The June edition of Psychology Today includes a list of skills which are likely to be only truly clarified, then absorbed, outside the classroom. The key rewards for doing so lie in linking one’s vision with achieving life goals. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s worthwhile periodically to consider what it is that makes some of us so much more successful than others, in certain occupations or other pursuits.
This doesn’t mean we should look to copy what they do. It doesn’t mean we should be envious. It does mean we should emulate the positive and practical of their drive, their manner, and their goal-setting. What is it, in manifestations of their mindsets, we could use to better ourselves and the value of our actions? Read the rest of this entry »
Some of us will recall a TV commercial for a heavily sugared breakfast cereal named Lucky Charms, declared to be ‘indescribably delicious’. Well, their consumption, no doubt, has been beneficial over time to the dentists whose clients have overindulged in such candied cereals when younger.
The more general concept of lucky charms, also known as talismans, has been widespread for ages. Read the rest of this entry »