Is the World Flat? Jul14

Is the World Flat?

It may be time to throw out that globe you have in your study. That multi-colored sphere might not be an accurate representation of our planet. Perhaps the Earth isn’t round at all. It may actually be flat. That’s what a group called the Flat Earth Society has concluded. People who believe in...

Our Forgotten Slacke...

A small crowd of anti-work agitators marched outside the White House yesterday demanding more support for lazy Americans. The march was originally planned for early in the morning but was moved to the afternoon when the organizers realized that most of their supporters didn’t get out of bed...

Hell on Earth Apr22

Hell on Earth

Pope Francis stunned the ecclesiastical world last month when he seemed to deny the existence of Hell or to imply that it had been abolished, as one newspaper headline put it. This seemed to follow his previous statements that God wanted to stress his mercy rather than the threat of...

The Art of the Nickname

A nickname is usually a descriptive moniker given instead of, or in addition to, one’s formal name. It often describes an aspect of a person’s nature, accomplishments or appearance that carries a particular resonance. Some nicknames are the result of an individual’s achievements such as Alexander the Great or William the Conqueror. Others are given to reflect an aspect of a person’s character such as bravery. Examples of this include King Richard the Lionhearted and Stonewall Jackson. The problem with nicknames, however, is that in most cases you don’t get to choose them. They are usually chosen for you and they sometimes aren’t...

Everything You Think is Wrong Day Mar10

Everything You Think...

This Thursday, March 15, is National Everything You Think is Wrong Day. On every other day of the year we are know-it-alls, believing we have a superior understanding of the world. But on Thursday we are supposed to sit back and reflect on our lack of knowledge regarding everything. It’s...