Eat To Live Or Live To Eat

Three friends met for lunch. One observes another drinking water between bites of her sandwich. This person got full at once. One friend remarked about the one who got full first, "She eats to live we live to eat." Does a person eat by the time clock?

Talk Isn’t Cheap

Look at your cell phone bill. Just recently my daughter and I were forced by our conscience to cut our connection with our modern Samsung Note 4s’ which were leased. After nine weeks of being lessees, we were socked with a bill of $300 for two consecutive months. It was a bitter pill to swallow: this we couldn’t afford.

Dear Mayor de Blasio: Increase Funding to Increase Police Protection

Dear Mayor de Blasio:

The NYPD’s 102nd Precinct, which serves our area, is doing a great job addressing major issues with the manpower available to them. Violent crime is still down, historically speaking. The dedicated officers at the 102 go above and beyond the call of duty, often spending their own time to make our community safer. However, I am concerned with the quality of life issues in our community, which may not get the headlines. Everyday issues that every person has to deal with: the local mugging and car break-ins, where people don’t lose much and don’t report the incident because that would only cost them more time and anguish; the blasting of music, not only in the late hours of the night but during the afternoon and even morning hours, where people can’t even enjoy their back and front yards and feel threatened by the remarks and looks when approaching noisy neighbors asking them to be considerate of their neighbors.

Attention Dog Owners

For the past two bone-chilling winters, some lazy dog owners just opened their doors so their dogs could walk themselves. Did anyone else notice the yellow snow or droppings?

Death Penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Makes Us Losers in a Crucial Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Our Disaffected Youth

The Global War on Terror is, among other weighty matters, a battle for the hearts and minds of our youth. Judging from the increasing numbers of young Americans, Europeans, Australians and Canadians heading to Syria to fight for ISIS, it would seem that we are losing. Enter the Tsarnaev brothers and their hatred of everything we stand for. What does Dzhokhar Tsarnaev want? Attention, martyrdom, a direct route to heaven, and to be a folk hero to other alienated youth around the world.

I’m a Christian. Not a Hater.

"Last Friday, for example, I prayed 'for those who in the name of Christ have persecuted others,' and I counted myself among them."