Category Archives: social skills

DISCONNECT

When you get on a subway in New York City, you see rows of people holding cellphones.  At restaurants in Syracuse, where I live, I’ve often seen entire families with cellphones: father, mother and children paying no attention to each … Continue reading

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STOP THE NONSENSE: THE NRA’S LEAKY LOGIC

On Friday, December 21st, the NRA broke its silence after the Connecticut school shootings.  At a press conference, the NRA’s vice-president suggested that future catastrophes could be avoided by the presence of an armed guard in each school.   A bad … Continue reading

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WHO’S LISTENING?

We live in an Orwellian society.  There’s no question we are being watched.  Many cities, in order to catch traffic infractions, now have cameras posted at intersections.  It is standard for stores and other businesses to position security cameras so as … Continue reading

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