Apparently, unbeknownst to me even mentioning the Rolling Stones without some sort of genuflecting is an egregious offense. Great-grandpa Mick Jagger with his 24-inch waist bringing it and putting any 20something musician to shame is an inspiration to all of us. I love the Stones. It’s just that I’m mentally scarred and unable to handle anything in a concert format.
It is easy for Americans to judge China for the pollution, the crazed mass production and poor worker conditions. However, it is important to keep in mind that these conditions mirror England during the Industrial Revolution in the 1700s, and the United States in the 1800s.
Once your project grabs you and demands what it wants to become in your hands, you and your project are bonded to be true in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, and together you take a journey to the unknown.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriage must now be the law of the land, and many people I love are celebrating. I am happy for them in this moment but I am sad for our country. I have a bad feeling that this road — legal gay marriage mandated by the Supreme Court but not approved by the people — doesn’t end in a happy place.
When I was of drinking age without a spouse or children, I never thought about the correlation between wine and whining. Why would I ponder one of life’s biggest mysteries while I was young and free? Mostly I spent a great amount of time opening children’s book rejection letters from publishers. But I’m not bitter.
There is nothing more beneficial to a college student’s education and future success than a summer job that sucks. Every human needs to, at some point in his or her life, work in entry-level positions in the food industry, retail or do some hard labor.
It is amazing how we adults say things in front of kids that can not only be misinterpreted, but really stick. This is especially true when we describe family features. It’s like we’re playing Mr. Potato Head with genetics. “She has the short legs of the Millers.” “He has that uneven Ferguson smile.”
Most parents think their kids have super powers — as in super smart, super athletic and, well, just to save time on this list take pretty much any adjective that would look good on a college application and put super in front of it. Bam, list done.
Several possibilities in the mysterious and unsolved death of the Rev. Thomas Johnson, founder of the Shawnee Indian Mission in present-day Fairway and a prominent figure during the volatile border war in the 1850s.