• Bullfighting

    Image via Wikipedia Do you know where in Spain bullfighting was born?Why was this event created?Why do they call the  rings: “Plaza des Toros?”Why is the cape red? Who is the most revered bullfighter in its birthplace?Before going into the ring, where does every matador stop?Where in the paper will you read about bullfights ? Image via Wikipedia ***************************************************** Shortly, Neil …[ read more ]

  • A Case for Intolerance

    I will climb out on the proverbial limb and utter an obscene word: intolerance. Sometimes it’s good. Take for example smoking. When I first began teaching, smoke swirled around my classroom. I asked for an air purifier and got this teeny little machine that had minimal effect on my air quality. My room abutted the …[ read more ]

  • Fourth Amendment Rights

    The fourth amendment to our constitution states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or …[ read more ]

  • Lessons from Scrapbooking

                I’ll state the obvious. I love to scrap. The pictures I use create loving memories—even of the hard times, like when I ran a race in a hurricaine or the water innudated my basement. I take a picture and then laugh as I recall the events that prompted me.             It’s a messy hobby. …[ read more ]

  • Losing My Jewels

                My case is hopeless. I have no reward waiting for me in heaven. None.             I’ve spent it all here on earth. I tried not to. I’ve tried to save them for heaven, but no matter how hard I try, I always get back more than I give. Only a few samples of my …[ read more ]