|Boo-etiquette: when is it rude to boo?|
30 December, 2014
When is it OK to boo a public official, and when is it downright rude?
York Mayor Bill deBlasio was booed by officers at a police graduation
According to Time
|Beware the etiquette of coffee meetings|
17 October, 2014
Ever since the wild proliferation of franchised coffee shops began in North
America about twenty years ago, itís hard to find an adult who has
not entered a name brand house of java.
We go to ch...
|Let This Moment Be The Time to Remember Time|
15 January, 2009
weeks into the New (secular) Year, and if the statistics are correct, now is
about the time when so many peopleís resolutions begin to taper off, become
neglected, or their motivation fizz...
|How to Raise Your Kids Without Raising Your Voice|
25 August, 2008
Parenting is a tough job, and when kids' challenges make it tougher,
some parents unwittingly choose the easy, but wrong, responses. Sarah
Chana Radcliffe, author and psychologist, wants to change t...
|E-mail Rudeness Does Not Compute|
20 February, 2008
I have noticed that social decorum has been tossed out the window with some people's use of email. Text messaging is one thing Ė it is supposed to be quick, convenient, the least cumbersome and gets t...
|Notes from the Greyhound: Oh, the people you'll meet|
25 July, 2007
Originally published: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 2002
I sat next to the smelly, the chubby, the noisy, the sneezy, the snorer, the sleazy . . . basically each of the seven dwarfs, and th...
4 June, 2007
Baby Boomers were sometimes called the "Me Generation" in the 1970s and 80s, reflective of their desire to look out only for themselves first and foremost. But selfishness has spun on a contin...
|Childish Grown-Ups: When There Are No Consequences|
26 April, 2007
Recently a friend and I visited a small neighborhood bagel restaurant, where we discovered how easy it was for someone to turn off their maturity-button at will.
What we exp...